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Short-Haired Woman Blues Capo 1 & 8

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    Short-Haired Woman Blues

    Dave Rawlings Machine

    DR Capo 1     Intro G  D  F  C  A7

    Verse picked notes Em  G  A5  (C G/B) G

    Met her on a harvest moon

    Once upon a time in the Midwest

    She told me as we stole away

    That she was freer than all the rest (C-B) 

     

    With her G hair cut like a D farm boy

    And her F cards so close to her C vest

    Just how G much harm she could D do me

    No F I never would have C guessed A

     

    Chorus

    E7 Don’t go chasing wild A ponies A-A5-A

    E7 They’re half crazy and they A run A-A5-A

    E7 Don’t go looking for (Ab) short-haired women

    D They’re gonna leave you A crying A5-A

    After (A) thinking it was D all in E fun E

     

     Verse picked Em  G  A5 (C G/B) G

    We came upon a boomer’s shack

    She broke the windows just because

    And there along the railroad track

    She laid me down, that’s how she was  (C-B)

     

    With the G first rush of the D freight train

    There was F rain on the high summer C corn

    Oh it’s G just a game she D told me

    I said F no, I am C reborn A-A5-A

     

    Chorus

    E7 Don’t go chasing wild A ponies A-A5-A

    E7 They’re half crazy when they A run A-A5-A

    E7 Don’t go looking for (Ab) short-haired women

    D They’re gonna leave you A crying A5-A

    After (A) thinking it was D all in E fun E

     

     Picked x4 Mmm all in fun

    Verse picked notes Em  G  A5  (C G/B) G

    As for her whereabouts

    I hear she’s living in Baton Rouge

    Giving all those Creole men

    The short-haired woman blues ooh, oooh

     

    Bridge Instrumental

    G  D  F  C The short-haired woman G blues D  F  C - A

    E  D/F#  A A (x2)

    E7 Don’t go loving (Ab) short-haired women

    D They’re gonna leave you A crying A5-A

    After thinking it was D all in Intro G  D  F  C  A7 fun...

     

     

     

    Short-Haired Woman Blues

    Dave Rawlings Machine

    Intro DR  G  D  F  C  A7

    GW Capo 8   Am / Am7/G / D7/F# / F   Em (I think Gill's playing single notes F-E in the chord sequence, this is very similar to Dark Turn Of Mind)

    (Gill keeps first finger on 1st fret of B string)

     

    Met her on a harvest moon

    Once upon a time in the Midwest

    She told me as we stole away

    That she was freer than all the rest

     

    With her C hair cut like a G farm boy

    And her Bb cards so close to her F vest

    Just how C much harm she could G do me

    No Bb I never would have F guessed D

     

    Chorus   GW  A A7 D (x2)  A A7  G  D

    Don’t go A5 chasing wild D ponies D5 D

    They’re half A5 crazy and they D run D5 D

    A Don’t go A5 looking for short-haired women

    G They’re gonna leave you D crying Dsus2  D

    After thinking it was G all in A fun Stop

     Am / C / D7/F# / F   Em (x1) then x4

    We came upon a boomer’s shack

    She broke the windows just because

    And there along the railroad track

    She laid me down, that’s how she was

    C   G  Bb  F (x2) D

    With the first rush of the G freight train

    There was Bb rain on the high summer F corn

    Oh it’s C just a game she G told me

    I said Bb no, I am reFborn

     

    Chorus

    Don’t go A5 chasing wild D ponies D5 D

    They’re half A5 crazy when they D run D5 D

    A Don’t go A5 looking for short-haired women

    G They’re gonna leave you D crying Dsus2  D

    After thinking it was G all in A fun Stop

    Am / C / D7/F# / F   Em Mmm all in fun

    Instrumental  (x2)

    Am / Am7/G / D7/F# / F   Em

    As for her whereabouts

    I hear she’s living in Baton Rouge

    Giving all those Creole men

    The short-haired woman blues  ooh, oooh

     

    Bridge Instrumental

    C   G  Bb   F The short-haired woman C blues G  Bb  F - D

     Am  Am7/G / D7/F# /(x2)

    A Don’t go A7 looking for short-haired women

    G They’re gonna leave you D crying Dsus2  D

    After thinking it was G all in C G Bb F  D fun


    This post was edited by JasonK at October 4, 2015 6:30 AM PDT