Hal Ketchum

Swing Low

Hal Ketchum

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Swing Low

	  		Intro  (Listen for Timing) 
 
Bm7    C    D    G    C    D    G    D/G    C/G 
 
 
 
(Verse 1&2) 
 
G                C 
I MET HER AT THE MISSION 
       D                 G 
LIVIN' JUST THIS SIDE OF SIN 
    C                      G     
HER MOUTH WAS SOFT AND WHEN SHE SPOKE 
D 
LORD, I FELL RIGHT IN 
          G            C 
SHE HAD A BABY IN A BLANKET 
  D            G 
A DOLLAR AND A HALF  
C                     G 
SHE LOOKED A LITTLE LEERY 
    D           
SHE LET OUT A LITTLE LAUGH 
G                 C 
I OPENED UP MY OVERCOAT 
D              G 
INVITED THEM INSIDE 
    C                G 
TWO FRAGILE LITTLE FLOWERS 
      D   
WITH NOWHERE LEFT TO HIDE 
    C                    D 
SHE SAID HER OLD MAN LEFT HER 
       Em7      D        C 
JUST BEFORE THE BABY CAME 
        Am7                         
I COULD FEEL THE TEARS WELL UP INSIDE 
         Dsus            D 
EACH TIME SHE SPOKE HIS NAME 
 
CHORUS.. 
Bm7   C     D    G 
SWING LOW, SWING LOW 
C     D     G     Am7  G/B  
SWEET ANGEL FACE 
C         D    Em7 D    C 
WHY WOULD SUCH A SIMPLE CHILD 
Am7        D        G    D/G  C/G 
COME TO SUCH A PLACE 
(Verse 3) 
WE TALKED UNTIL THE WIND DIED DOWN 
THE BABY WOKE AND STIRRED 
SHE MADE A LITTLE HUSHING SOUND 
SPOKE SOME MAGIC WORD 
THE BABY YAWNED AND SMILED AT ME 
AS SHE SAID WE CAN'T STAY 
SHE THANKED ME FOR MY KINDNESS 
TURNED AND WALKED AWAY 
 
REPEAT CHORUS 
 
(Verse 4) 
I THINK ABOUT THEM ALL THE TIME 
I HOPE THEY'VE FOUND A HOME 
IT SEEMS THAT IT'S MY CALLING NOW 
TO WALK THESE STREETS ALONE 
SOMETIMES WHEN THE WIND IS RIGHT 
I CAN SMELL HER SWEET PERFUME 
AND THINK ABOUT THE WARM EMBRACE 
THAT ENDED ALL TOO SOON 
 
REPEAT CHORUS  
 
Note:  It's hard to get some of these chords in the Right Place, 
But if you listen to the cd, you should be able to get it. 
Here's how you play the D/G Chord, Just play and D and use your thumb  
for the G note on the low E String 
		  

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