Mary Chapin Carpenter Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Hero in Your Own Hometown"

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HERO IN YOUR OWN HOMETOWN (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
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[The song is in G, but as I don't know where Chapin puts her capo,
 I'll just write the chords as they sound.]
[Each chord is half of a measure.]


F  F  G  Am    F  F  G  C
[intro]

         F              F          C   C          G               G      C     C
We were born during the boom times,      played house down in the bomb shelter
F                    F            C   C      G                G        C   C
Suffered through the wonder years,      and silence at the dinner hour
     Am         Am         G   G             F      F   F   F
But once upon a summertime,   out behind the old garage
         Am        Am       G     G      F       F   G   C
We were buzzing on midnight, Luckys and Rolling Rock,    Thinking we were

F   F         G    C    F  F  G  Am
heroes in our own hometown,      Nothing less than
F   F           G   C    F  F  G  C
heroes in that old hometown

Some married on a day in June, some disappeared without a trace
And some of us are still at large, still searching for a better place
But once upon another time, it didn't matter what they said
Didn't matter if we fell behind, we'd still come out ahead

'Cause we believed in heroes in that old hometown
Hey, you could be a hero in your own hometown

         Am7      Am7       Am7  Am7      G             G       C  C
Now I'm long away and very far,     from gazing at an evening sky
     Am7          Am7        Am7  Am7     G                 G          C   C
From wishing on a shooting star,     from thinking that a heart can't lie
      F             F          F   F         Am      Am       Am   Am
This world is gonna wear you thin, knot you up and spin you round
     F                    F     F             F       D         D        D7  D7
This world will take it's aim, call you every name, trying to bring you down

F  F  G  Am    F  F  G  C
[guitar solo]
F  F  G  Am    F  F  G  C
[guitar solo]

Everything seems so clear when you're looking back from such a distance
When the road not taken disappears into the path of least resistance
But once upon a time oh so long ago
Underneath this same old sky every brand new road

Would know that we were heroes in our own hometown
Nothing less than heroes in that old hometown

We still loved a hero in our own hometown
Baby, you could be a hero in your own hometown

F  F  G  Am    F  F  G  C
[guitar solo; repeat and then end on C.]



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

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