Jakob Dylan Down On Our Own Shield chords
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Down On Our Own Shield / Jakob Dylan Album: Country + Women (2010) -------------------------------------- Intro: F Dm (x2) F It's a struggle, it's a shame Dm It's all give and no take C Bb5 Whatever, it is now, it's right up to our waist F Dm It's a pity, it's a shame to see it all slip away C Bb5 I've seen you worried babe, but never this way F C We hold our ground, we don't kneel Dm Dm(maj7) Bbmaj7 If we go down we go Bb5 F Down on our own shield F It's a river of tears Dm And we're in over our ears C Bb5 In the dark it rides off with our better years F It's a bottomless well Dm It's a little overkill C It's the end of a dragon's tail Bb5 That's whipping round our heels F C But we don't bow, we make no deals Dm Dm(maj7) Bbmaj7 If we go down we go Bb5 F Down on our own shield Dm F In this corner ladies and gentlemen C G7 Weighing in, all along my love for her is strong Bb5 F Bb5 We scaled pillars to here tonight C It's not the kind of trick you get to pull twice F It's an ambush girl Dm A cold-blooded low down dirty world C See them yellow lanters walk Bb5 A circle around our bit of earth F It's a turn for the worse Dm It's off with their heads if they don't learn C We do this over their dead bodies Bb5 Before it's over mine or yours F C We don't beg for mercy dear Dm Dm(maj7) Bbmaj7 If we go down we go Bb5 F Down on our own shield Dm Dm(maj7) Bbmaj7 Down we go Bb5 Down on our own shield ---------------------- I am a songwriter (or at least like to call myself one) and this is one of the most heart breakingly poignant songs I have heard in a long time. Note - the Dm(maj7)-Bmaj7 run during the chorus is just my attempt to include the bass line run in an acoustic accompaniment. When researching the names for these chords the chord that I have labeled as Dm(maj7) was also marked as D m7 (which didn't jive with my understanding of theory and chord building) and as an F6 (which it is, just inverted).