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Alison Krauss - Heartstrings

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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

Heartstrings by Alison Krauss
written by Marshall Wilborn
Album:  Every Time You Say Goodbye
Transcribed by Bruce DeBoard (

This song is played with a capo on the second fret I believe,
although it is by no means a must.  Play it in whatever key
you like.  However, the chords below are more shapes if you put
a capo on.  What I have below is for without a capo.  I play it
with the capo on the second fret, but I still play a G shape, or
a D shape, you get it.

Also, the G and Em I have in mind here are not standard G and Em,
although you can use those if you want.  I use these:

G  xx5433 (this is from open, whether it be headstock or capo)
Em xx2000 (same as above)

I do use the standard G if I am going to go to the chorus
directly after, so I can walk up to the C, but most other places
I do not.  You can do whatever you want. 

[Verse 1]

G      D                Em   D
Way up north, where the snow flies
        C         D      G      D
and the sun don't hardly shine
      G      D    Em      D
If it weren't for, my true love
         C                D
I'd have long ago lost my mind
         D                G      D   
I'd have long ago lost my mind

[Verse 2]

There's good folks here and good folks there
most everywhere I go
But the land of my heart is down
where the snow white cotton grows
where the snow white cotton grows

         C          Bm            Am      G
When the river runs over from the melting snow
        C           D      G
we will take to the higher ground
         C          Bm                Am         G     
when the water goes down again, we'll saddle our old paint
C        D        G
we'll be homeward bound
       C       Bm      D        G
me and my love will be homeward bound

[solo]  play verse

[verse 3]
Heartstrings hold tighter than the roots of a live oak tree
holding through tornado wind
tougher than timber, stronger than steel
they'll guide me back southward again
they'll guide me back southward again

[repeat chorus]

Please Email me with any comments :)
Thanks to Ellen S. for correction to lyrics "Saddle our old paint" instead
of "Settle our own pain"

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