Lucinda Williams Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Drunken Angel"

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DRUNKEN ANGEL (Lucinda Williams)
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[Each chord is half of a slow, deliberate 4/4 measure.]
[By the way: contrary to many popular rumors, this song is NOT about
 Kurt Cobain.  It's about a songwriter from Austin named Blaze Foley.]


D   Em  G   D     D   Em  G   D
[intro]

D                    Em                  G                       D
Sun came up, it was another day, and the sun went down, you were blown away
Em                  G            Em                     G
Why'd you let go of your guitar, why'd you ever let it go that far
        D    D
Drunken angel

D                      Em                G                     D
Coulda held on to that long smooth neck, let your hand remember every fret
Em                    G                Em             G
Fingers touching each shiny string, but you let go of everything
    Em               G
But you let go of everything
        D    D
Drunken angel

        Em    G              D         D
Drunken angel, you're on the other side
        Em    G              D         D
Drunken angel, you're on the other side

Followers would cling to you, hang around just to meet you
Some threw roses at your feet, and watch you pass out on the street
Drunken angel

Feed you and pay off all your debts, kiss your brow, taste your sweat
Write about your soul, your guts, criticize you, and wish you luck
Drunken angel

Drunken angel, you're on the other side
Drunken angel, you're on the other side

D   Em  G   D     Em  G   Em  G     D   D   D   D
[guitar solo]

Some kind of savior singing the blues, a derelict in your duct tape shoes
Your orphan clothes and your long dark hair, looking like you didn't care
Drunken angel

Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart over the strings of your guitar
The worn down places in the wood that once made you feel so good
Drunken angel

Drunken angel, you're on the other side
Drunken angel, you're on the other side

Sun came up, it was another day, and the sun went down, you were blown away
Why'd you let go of your guitar, why'd you ever let it go that far
Drunken angel



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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