Mary Chapin Carpenter Guitar Chords & Tablature: "Sudden Gift of Fate"

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SUDDEN GIFT OF FATE (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
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[Each chord is one measure, except two chords joined by a hyphen are
 one measure _total_.]
[Actually in D; capo 5.  But MCC might use a weird tuning.]

Em   D   C(9)   D     Em   D   C(9)   D
[intro]

Em                        D
  Some people need to know what to expect
C(9)                   D
  Need to keep control, need to keep one step
Em                 D                     C(9)   D
  Ahead of every chance, as if chance decides

Em                    D
  Who it's gonna pass, who it will reward
C(9)                    D
  They don't understand, chances don't keep score
Em                      D               C(9)   D
  They just find us when we're there to find

            G        Bm              C(9)    D
And so this has to be a sudden gift of fate
               G         Bm                   C(9)    D
You're nothing less to me than a sudden gift of fate
            C(9)             D
It's not as if it comes down to your turn
     Em                Am
That someone somewhere feels you've earned
         C(9) - D      C(9) - D     C(9)    -    D      C(9) - D
You just learn to wait          for sudden gifts of fate

Some people've never been the lonely kind
Never called a friend in the middle of the night
Just to hear a voice say it's okay

And now I hear you speak each and every word
That I didn't think lonely people heard
You took a long night and turned it into day

And so this has to be a sudden gift of fate
You're nothing less to me than a sudden gift of fate
Its not as if it comes down to your turn
That someone somewhere feels you've earned
You just learn to wait for sudden gifts of fate
        C(9) - D   C(9) - D          C(9) - D     C(9) - D
You can celebrate,         gifts are never late
          C(9) - D    C(9) - D    C(9)  -  D        C(9) - D
You just learn to wait        for sudden gifts of fate


C(9) - D   C(9) - D
[fade]



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

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