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Misc Unsigned Bands - Skip Dodge - Pearl Harbor Day tab

Pearl Harbor Day is a song I wrote about the last day I spent with my Dad before
he passed away suddenly early on the morning of December 8th, 2008. It means a lot
to me, so much that I've never played it for anyone. I've posted the song here as
a kind of therapeutic release. If you've stumbled upon it, I hope you enjoy playing it.

Chords:
C       -x-3-2-0-1-3-|
Am7     -x-x-2-0-1-3-|
G       -3-2-0-0-0-3-|
F       -1-3-3-2-1-1-|
Cdim    -x-3-2-0-1-0-|
Em7     -0-2-0-0-0-0-|
Dm      -x-x-x-2-3-1-|


Intro
C              Am7             G                 F
-------3------3------3------3-------1-----------------1------------|
----------2-------------2---------------0----------------1---------|
-----0------0------0------0---------------0---------2------2-------|
---------------------------------0----------0----------------1-----|
---3-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------3-----------------1-----------------|

Cdim              Em7             F                F
--------0-------------0---------------1----------------1-----------|
----------1--------------0----------------1---------------1--------|
----0-------0-------0------0--------2-------2--------2------2------|
--------------0--------------0----------------1---------------1----|
--3---------------2------------------------------------------------|
----------------------------------1----------------1---------------|

Verse 1

C            Am7
We brought down the Christmas tree
G                F
my brother Rich, my Dad and me
Cdim       Em7             F
on that snowless December day.
C               Am7
We laughed and joked. What else is new?
G                    F
That's what we were born to do.
Cdim   Em7   F
Re-  member when?
Dm                          G
When laughter came so easily.

Verse 2

Pictures scattered everywhere

Hey Ma look, it's Dad with hair

Those days gone by

I thanked him for the family trips

Close to I love you from my lips

Why can't I say

just how much you mean to me

Chorus
Cdim            G             F
We should have gone to that parade

despite all the wind and rain
Cdim    G     F
Pearl Harbor Day
Cdim         G         F
A day that lives in infamy

that we were far too blind to see
Cdim    G     F
Pearl Harbor Day
Dm
Let us always remember
G
the Seventh of December
Cdim    G     F
Pearl Harbor Day

(repeat intro)

Verse 3

The day was done, I headed home

I did not know the hell to come

It was a lovely day

At 3 AM I got the call

Another sailor had to fall

What a fateful day

You were just sitting next to me

(Repeat Chorus)


Outro
C              Am7             G                 F
-------3------3------3------3-------3-----------------1------------|
----------2-------------2---------------0----------------1---------|
-----0------0------0------0---------------0---------2------2-------|
---------------------------------0----------0----------------1-----|
---3-------------0-------------------------------------------------|
-------------------------------3-----------------1-----------------|

Cdim              Em7             F                G           C
--------0-------------0---------------1---------------3----------3-|
----------1--------------0----------------1-------------0--------1-|
----0-------0-------0------0--------2-------1-------------0------0-|
--------------0--------------0----------------2-----0-------0----2-|
--3---------------2----------------------------------------------3-|
----------------------------------1--------------3-----------------|
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