Shakey Graves

The Donor Blues

Shakey Graves

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The Donor Blues

	  		d=downstroke u=upstroke. Listen to the song and you?ll get the rhythm. 
Intro/Verse 
Every other time he goes through this riff he puts heavy emphasis on the high notes of  
the G 
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D C G E||-2-2-2--0-0--3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3----------------------| B||-3-3-3--1-1--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0----------------------| G||-2-2-2--0-0--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0----------------------| D||-0-0-0--2-2--0--0-0--0-0--0-0--0----------------------| A||-x-x-x--3-3--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2----------------------| E||-x-x-x--x-x--3--3-3--3-3--3-3--3----------------------| Riff: He leads into the Chorus with this. E||---------------| B||---------------| G||---------------| D||---------------| A||---------0-----| E||-0-2-3-4-------|
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And in case you didnt know: Verse D C G D C G Found my fingers up north in the forest of the fern D C G D C G Yeah I blame them words for all Ive learned D C G D C G Well I watched my wits walk west where the money is earned D C G D C G Just to strut my stuff and wait my turn Riff then Chorus (Am) G And I have often thought that these old bones D Should just go on ahead and break if they gonna Am G D These old teeth should just go on and give out Am G D C G They're running the jail for profit these days D C G Thats what they say verse 2 D C G D C G Lost my lungs long ago in the belly of the beast D C G D C G Yeah I got my gall from the boys back east D C G D C G Yeah I sing sweet songs with the throat that belongs to her D C G D C G Yeah she wears my heart and wears my words Pre-Chorus/Interlude Part? F# Got these lips from the girl next door G D C G D C G The only problem is they only beg for more F# Sold my skin for some fancy clothes G D C G D C G I thought Id get a better deal but thats the way it goes Riff then Chorus (Am) G And I have often thought that these old bones D Should just go on ahead and break if they gonna Am G D These old teeth should just go on and give out Am G D C G They're running the jail for profit these days D C G D D D D Thats what they say Outro F# Put all the rest in a hollow tree G D C G D C G Yeah fill it with cement and let me be Note: Before those last D?s in the outro he plays the E string on the 2nd fret and then he plays the high E string open. I like to screw around plucking the strings in a different pattern for that last part instead of just strumming. His still sounds a lot better and he screws with the rhythms and plucking little notes and stuff. But you can still use this to play and sing the barest form of the song

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