Justin Townes Earle - Yuma chords

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Song:	Yuma
Band:	Justin Townes Earle
Album:	Yuma (EP)
Tuning:	Standard
Capo:	5th fret


The song is played in a modified Travis picking style with a 
few notes dropped, and a few hammers added, esp. on the Am to 
make it interesting.  Plays very nicely on a Dobro resonator 
guitar.  For timing, every line represents 8 beats.

Atypical chords
C    - 332010   (C/G)
F    - 13321x   (not barred)

G5   - 32003x
Gsus4- 32001x
G      32000x
Gsus2- 3202xx
G'     3200xx


  C  C
  C  C

          C                           C
  Well he woke up that mornin' and he called into work
             C                       C
  Put on his daddy's old suit with a 2nd hand shirt
  F              F
  All un-tucked, shoes un-tied
  C                       C
  People all snickered as he walked by 
        F                      F
  So he stopped into a bar and bought a shot of Stephen's
       C                      C
  And another
     F                             F
  He bummed a cigarette instead of talkin' with a stranger
            C                 C
  About the weather
              Am                   G
  And then he paid his bill and he stepped outside
      C                  F
  And fell down into the street
     C                         G
  He cursed and he cried as he climbed back up to his 
  F                       G
  feet again

            C                            C
  So up the road he found a payphone and called his mom
          C                   C
  He said Mom I think I'll be coming home
            F                   F
  I've been feeling so bad, I'm tired of this city.
                 C            C
  Ain't been the same since I lost my pretty
  F             F
  Angeline, and Mom I miss her 
       C                   C  
            F                           F
  It's been over a year and there ain't nothin' I fear
             C                   C  
  So much as being alone.
              Am                        G  
  And then he hung up the phone without saying good bye
  C                                 F
  Stopped in the store and bought a postcard and signed it
  C                  G
  Fare the well, and sent it back home 
  F                       G
  To Yuma.

  (Instrumental transition)
  C       C  G  (4 beats, 2 beats, 2 beats)

  Am      G
  Looking back I'd say, 
  F                     C
  It wasn't so much the girl
  F               C
    As it was the booze and the dope 
          Gsus4                         G
  And the way he took the weight of the world up upon his 
  Am                   Am
      F                                F              
  And then he washed the blue from his eyes as he grew 
  C                    C
        F                Gsus4             
  After all those lonely nights there left alone.

  (Instrumental transition)
  G5  Gsus4   G   Gsus2   (2 beats per chord)
  G'  (4 beats only)

            C               C
  So he was just 23 when he stepped out on that ledge
             C                  C
  It was his   weary heart that pushed him to the edge
         F                     F
  He was tired of living life, looking for love.
  C                    C  
    A weary heart just needs a little touch
            F                   F  
  And it is too much to ask, he cried as he stepped into the 
  C                    C  
                F                        F
  He turned his back on the world and he fell back to earth 
  C                    C  
              Am                     G  
  So with the wind in his hair and a smile on his face
     C                              G
  He crashed through the hood of an Oldes 98 
  C                              G
  And he lay there and died on a cold winter's day
      F                       G
  All alone
       C                      C
  All alone.

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