WHY WALK WHEN YOU CAN FLY (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
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[I've no idea how Mary Chapin Carpenter plays this song.  In concert, she
 plays it with a capo on the 7th fret.  Since the song is in B, that would
 mean she's playing in E, and the verse chords are B E A A.  She may be
 using a strange tuning, but not necessarily; it's possible she uses the
 same chords as in "End of the Pirate Days, where the two highest strings
 are always open.  Any ideas?]
[I'm going to write these chords down in the key of G, since I know that's
 where John Jennings plays them, with a capo on the 4th fret.]

n.c.
In this world there's a whole lot of trouble, baby
n.c.
In this world there's a whole lot of pain
n.c.
In this world there's a whole lot of trouble
n.c.
But a whole lot of ground to gain
n.c.
Why take when you could be giving, why watch as the world goes by
n.c.
It's a hard enough life to be living, why walk when you can fly

D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]
D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]
C  C  G  G    Am  G/B  C  C   D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]

D       G               C            C
In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow
D       G               C            C
In this world there's a whole lot of shame
D       G               C            C
In this world there's a whole lot of sorrow
      Em          Em        C     C
And a whole lotta ground to gain
         C            C        G      G   Am          G/B       C    C
When you spend your whole life wishing,   wanting and wondering why
       D           G          C       C   Em        Em     C    C
It's a long enough life to be living, why walk when you can fly

C  C  G  G    Am  G/B  C  C   D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]
D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]

D       G               C            C
In this world there's a whole lot of golden
D       G               C            C
In this world there's a whole lot of plain
D       G              C          C
In this world you've a soul for a compass
      Em          Em      C     C
And a heart for a pair of wings
          C           C     G    G        Am           G/B  C    C
There's a star on the far horizon, rising bright in an azure sky
        D           G                C      C   Em        Em      C    C
For the rest of the time that you're given, why walk when you can fly

D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
high... [instrumental]
D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C
[instrumental]
D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    D  G  C  C    Em  Em  C  C.
[instrumental]



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