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The Lumineers chords for Jimmy sparks

Guitar chords with lyrics

  • Capo on 3rd
Tuning: Standard (E A D G B E)

Difficulty: Beginner

Difficulty: Novice

Intro:
A chord diagramA minorAm
Jimmy Sparks went into bars and opened up his mouth
A chord diagramFF
Said some things to wounded men that they could not allow
A chord diagramDmDm                               A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE MajorE
When it came to talking, he was always on the run
A chord diagramA minorAm
Everyone knew what the man had done
A chord diagramE MajorE         A chord diagramFF       A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, he'll take you for a ride


Verse 1:
A chord diagramA minorAm
Jimmy believed in the American way
A chord diagramFF
A chord diagramA augmentedA prison guard, he worked hard and made the minimum wage
A chord diagramDmDm                             A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramA minorAm
He found his freedom like a man in a cage, oh
A chord diagramA minorAm
Jimmy loved Bonnie and he fathered a kid
A chord diagramFF
A chord diagramA augmentedA baby boy, but the mother had other reasons to live
A chord diagramDmDm                          A chord diagramFF         A chord diagramE MajorE        A chord diagramA minorAm
She left the baby with a note on the bed, oh
A chord diagramA minorAm
It was a struggle just to cover the rent
A chord diagramFF
His jail cut hours and hours little baby was sick
A chord diagramDmDm                          A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramG+G
He needed money and he needed it quick
       A chord diagramA minorAm
It was 3 AM


Chorus:
       A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, my love, oh, my love
                    A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramA minorAm
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood?


Verse 2:
A chord diagramA minorAm
Jim woke his son and buckled him in the car
A chord diagramFF
They drove an hour from town and found a gambling hall
A chord diagramDmDm                        A chord diagramFF         A chord diagramE MajorE          A chord diagramA minorAm
The waitress babysat the boy at the bar, oh no
A chord diagramA minorAm
After an hour, Jimmy doubled his cash
A chord diagramFF
He took his kid and his winnings as the dealer just laughed
A chord diagramDmDm                                  A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramG+G             A chord diagramA minorAm
He said they leave, but then they always come back, that's a fact
A chord diagramA minorAm
Out on the road, they caught a stranger in the lights
A chord diagramFF
His thumb was up and his son asked if the man was alright
A chord diagramDmDm                             A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramG+G               A chord diagramA minorAm
Jim said you never give a hitcher a ride 'cause it's us or them
       A chord diagramA minorAm
It was 3 AM


Chorus:
        A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramE MajorE     A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, my love, oh, my love
                    A chord diagramFF                A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramA minorAm
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood?


Verse 3:
A chord diagramA minorAm
20 years gone and now the boy is a man
A chord diagramFF
Broke Jimmy's habits, got in mountains and mountains of debt
A chord diagramDmDm                           A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramG+G            A chord diagramA minorAm
And now the sharks are coming back to collect, oh-oh
A chord diagramA minorAm
They stripped his jewelry and the boots off Jim's feet
A chord diagramFF
They kick him out the car and say we'll give you a week
A chord diagramDmDm                          A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA minorAm
Eight miles from home and only 18 degrees
      A chord diagramA minorAm
It was 3 AM


Chorus:
         A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramE MajorE    A chord diagramA minorAm
Oh, my love, oh, my love
                    A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramE MajorE      A chord diagramA minorAm
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood?


Solo:
A chord diagramA minorAm  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramDmDm  A chord diagramFF A chord diagramE MajorE A chord diagramA minorAm (x2)



Verse 4:
A chord diagramA minorAm
Now Jimmy's son is trying to make his way home
A chord diagramFF
His graveyard shift had ended and it was starting to snow
A chord diagramDmDm                             A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramE MajorE
He sees an old man walking barefoot alone
       A chord diagramA minorAm
It was 3 AM
A chord diagramA minorAm
His old man waved his hands with tears in his eyes
 A chord diagramFF
But Jimmy's son just sped up and remembered daddy's advice
A chord diagramDmDm                                                A chord diagramFF     A chord diagramE MajorE
No, you don't ever give a hitcher a ride 'cause it's us or them
A chord diagramA minorAm
Cause it's me or him
       A chord diagramA minorAm
It was 3 AM


Outro:
A chord diagramA minorAm
3 AM

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