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Townes Van Zandt chords for Rake

Guitar chords with lyrics

Time: 3/4
Album Version: Be Here to Love Me


Intro:
A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramFF A chord diagramFF A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramG+G A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramDmDm A chord diagramDmDm


Verse:
A chord diagramDmDm                 A chord diagramFF
I used to wake and run with the moon
  A chord diagramG+G                             A chord diagramDmDm
I lived like a rake and a young man
                         A chord diagramFF
I covered my lovers with flowers and wounds
   A chord diagramG+G                        A chord diagramDmDm
My laughter the devil would frighten
    A chord diagramFF              A chord diagramG+G       A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramDmDm
The sun she would come and beat me back down
    A chord diagramC majorC                       A chord diagramDmDm
But every cruel day had its nightfall
    A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramDmDm
I'd welcome the stars with wine and guitars
A chord diagramC majorC                    A chord diagramDmDm
 Full of fire and forgetful


Verse:
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My body was sharp the dark air clean
    A chord diagramG+G                      A chord diagramDmDm
And outrage my joyful companion
                     A chord diagramFF
Whisperin' women how sweet did they seem
A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramDmDm
Kneelin' for me to command them
    A chord diagramFF             A chord diagramG+G         A chord diagramFF         A chord diagramDmDm
And time was like water but I was the sea
  A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramDmDm
I wouldn't noticed it passin'
  A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramDmDm
Except for the turnin' of night into day
        A chord diagramC majorC                   A chord diagramDmDm
And the turnin' of day into cursin'


Verse:
A chord diagramDmDm                       A chord diagramFF
Well you look at me now, don't think I don't know
     A chord diagramG+G                     A chord diagramDmDm
What all your eyes are a sayin'
                                 A chord diagramFF
Does he want us to believe these ravings and lies
         A chord diagramG+G                                 A chord diagramDmDm
They're just tricks that his brains been a playin'
  A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramDmDm
A chord diagramA augmentedA lover of women he can't hardly stand
   A chord diagramC majorC                             A chord diagramDmDm
He trembles he's bent and he's broken
     A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramG+G        A chord diagramFF        A chord diagramDmDm
I've fallen it's true but I say to you
          A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramDmDm
Hold your tongues until after I've spoken


Instrumental:
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Verse:
A chord diagramDmDm                           A chord diagramFF
I was takin' my pride in the pleasures I'd known
  A chord diagramG+G                           A chord diagramDmDm
I laughed and said I'll be forgiven
                                   A chord diagramFF
But my laughter turned 'round eyes blazing and said
   A chord diagramG+G                          A chord diagramDmDm
My friend, we're holdin' a wedding
  A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramG+G          A chord diagramFF           A chord diagramDmDm
I buried my face but it spoke once again
    A chord diagramC majorC                        A chord diagramDmDm
The night to the day we're a bindin'
    A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramDmDm
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
    A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramDmDm
And even the moonlight is blinding
    A chord diagramFF            A chord diagramG+G           A chord diagramFF          A chord diagramDmDm
And now the dark air is like fire on my skin
    A chord diagramC majorC                     A chord diagramDmDm
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'Rake' by Townes Van Zandt, a male artist from Fort Worth. Townes Van Zandt was born in 1944. He passed away in 1997.

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