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Dwight Yoakam - Back Of Your Hand, The

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“The Back Of Your Hand” by Dwight Yoakam
Written by Gregg Lee Henry
From the album “Population Me”
Audium Records, 2003
Transcribed by Kevin Ross (

Note: This song is in the key of F, but is played in G with the guitars
tuned down one whole step

G C, G D

When you give it up for gone
But you’re still digging in the mine
And you’re staring out the window
Saying everything will be just fine
In keeping with the whole affair
Every word seems out of line
No matter what angle you get
It’s polished ‘til it shines

            C   D             G   G/F# Em
You take a guess at where I stand
	  C	 D          G
Pick a number from one to two
	  C  D			 G  G/F# Em
Take a look at the back of your hand
                C     D	            G
Just like you know it, you know me too

When you say who the hell am I living with?
What just went down
Where did this come from
Why are all my colors faded brown
When did he change
And what’s with the rage
Who’s the dude with the extra roll
What’s the verse, the line, the chapter, the page

Em		  D		   Em		 D
You think you’re lost without any place left to go
	      Em            D	   Em	     D
Like you need one of those kisses long and slow
Em			D
At first glance, that’s not what it seemed
		  Em		     D
But there’s some things that I just know
	    Em			   D
Like you take two sugars with a splash of cream


Just like you know it, you know me too
Just like you know it, you know me too


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