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Plain White Ts - The Giving Tree chords

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Artist: Plain White T's
Song: "Giving Tree"
Album: Should've Gone to Bed - EP
Chords by: Jessie :)

Plain White T's performing "Giving Tree" live acoustic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkW-SLSZcNg

A7   - x02020
Bb   - x13331
C    - x32010
[ch]Dm/A[/ch] - x00231
F    - 133211
F7   - 131211
Gm   - 355333

Notes:
-The low E string is pretty much excluded except during chorus and bridge. 
-Tim alternates bass notes strictly on the 4th and 5th strings during verses
-Same finger-picking pattern as Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"


CAPO 3RD FRET


Intro: Dm F Gm F C



Verse 1:

[ch]Dm/A[/ch]                                   F
All the leaves on the giving tree have fallen

            Gm                F   C
No shade to crawl in ... underneathe

[ch]Dm/A[/ch]                                         F
I've got scars from a pocket knife where you carved

Gm                  F  C
Your heart ... into me



Chorus:

           Bb         F
If all you wanted was love

              C      F
Why would you use me up

       Bb            C               F   F7
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away?

           Bb        F
When all I wanted to be

    A7          Dm  C
Was your giving tree

       Bb            C                  F
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy



Verse 2:

[ch]Dm/A[/ch]                             F
I lie in the dead of night and I wonder

      Gm
Who's covers

       F   C
You're between

[ch]Dm/A[/ch]                                 F
& it's sad layin in his bed you feel hollow

       Gm
So you crawl home

        F  C
Back to me



Chorus:

           Bb         F
If all you wanted was love

              C      F
Why would you use me up

       Bb            C               F   F7
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away?

           Bb        F
When all I wanted to be

    A7          Dm  C
Was your giving tree

       Bb            C                  F
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy



Bridge:

Gm
Well I see a trail that starts

Bb                        F
A line of broken hearts behind you

              C
That lead you back to me

Gm
The once sad and lonely fool

Bb                             C
With nothin' left but roots to show

C7
Ohhh



Final chorus:

           Bb         F
If all you wanted was love

              C      F
Why would you use me up

       Bb            C               F   F7
Cut me down, build a boat, and sail away?

           Bb        F
When all I wanted to be

    A7          Dm  C
Was your giving tree

       Bb            C                  F
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy


(Single-strum)
       Bb            C                  F
Settle down, build a home, and make you happy




That's all! I hope you enjoyed the song as much as I did :)
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