Mel Tillis

Shake The Sugar Tree

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Shake The Sugar Tree

	  		Written by Chapin Hartford (C)1992 Sony/ATV Songs LLC Tree Publishing Co.(BMI) 
Transcribed by Darragh Egan  
>From "Pam Tillis - greatest hits" - 1997, Arista Nashville 
Originally on the album, "Homeward Looking Angel" 
 
INTRO:  guitar plays eight bars of E while mandolin plays recurring melody. 
 
E                   E 
Love, you're gettin lazy 
E                    E 
You're forgetting to give me 
A               A            E              E 
Sweet sugar,    words that I want to hear 
              B            B 
You've been neglecting me 
         B               B                        E           E 
You know jealousy, it is bitter as a green spring berry 
 
And just like {E}fruit from a {E}fickle vine 
{E}You turn sweet in the {E}nick of time 
{A}Love, you only {A}come alive when you're {E}losin me   E 
And it's a {B}childish game  B 
I've got to {B}shake you up, just to {B}wake you up 
To make you {E}love me   E 
 
CHORUS:      E         E         E                 E 
        I'll shake the sugar tree 'til I feel your love falling 
        A      B       E         E 
        All.......... around me 
                      B                  B     
        You've got to tend to what you planted 
                   B                 B 
        And if you take my love for granted 
                   E     B         A            A 
        Baby, I'll shake...... the sugar tree 
 
BREAK:  |E     |E     |E     |E 
 
{E}Another night and you're {E}sleeping 
{E}I'm awake and I'm {E}dreaming 
{A}Oh honey,  {A}'bout the way that it {E}used to be  E 
A little {B}time's gone by  B 
Do you {B}think that I'm con-{B}tent 
With the cookin and the {B}payin' of rent 
No, I {B}wanna know if you're {E}love's all spent   E 
 
{CHORUS AND BREAK} 
 
BRIDGE: Bm\....                    F#\....   
             I've got to raise some       commotion 
        Bm\....                F#\....                  B\ \ \ \  B\ \ \ \ 
             Before you show me      some real emotion 
 
{CHORUS - REPEAT AND FADE} 
 
I like to play B7 instead of B in the verses.  I also like to play B7 in 
place of E in the last half bar of verses 2 and 3 (leading into chorus). 
		  

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