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Shawn Colvin - Diamond In The Rough tab

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Subject: CRD: "Diamond In The Rough" (Shawn Colvin)
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1993 16:36:41 -0500 (CDT)
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Not transcribed or written by me, but could you please add this to
the ftp archives?

                              Diamond In The Rough

                           (Shawn Colvin, J. Leventhal)

Guitar: double-dropped-D tuning (DADGBD - low to high),
        capo VIII.


C:  D A D G B D

G/D:                          G:
  =============                 =============
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_o_|_|_|_|_
  _|_o_|_|_o_|_                 _|_|_|_|_o_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
     h                             h

A:                            D*:
  =============                 =============
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_o_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_o_|_|_|_
  _o_o_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
[ Tab from: ]
C/D:                          D:
  =============                 =============
  _|_|_|_|_o_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_o_|_|_
  _|_o_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_o_|_
  _|_|_|_|_|_|_                 _|_|_|_|_|_|_

Notes: Please forgive some of my chord names.  I have no idea what
      the proper names should be.  Also, there is a lot of hammering-on
      and pulling-off going on throughout the song, which I haven't
      bothered to show here, but which, if you watch her ACL video,
      you will quickly pick up.  I don't think listening to her CD
      will help much with all the background instruments drowning
      out her guitar sound.

Intro:  G/D  G  D  G  G/D  G  D  A  D

 (repeat same progression throughout each verse)


1:  As a little girl I came down to the water
    With a little stone in my hand
    It would shimmer and sing and we knew everything
    As a little girl I came down

2:  But in a little while I got steeped in authority
    Heaven only knows what went wrong
    There is nothing so cruel than to bury that jewel
    When it was mine all along, I'm gonna find it

          A      C  A   D       C   D
          You're shining, I can see you
          A      C  A   D       C   D
          You're smiling, that's enough
          A   C  A    D     G           D       G  G/D  D
          I'm holding on to you, like a diamond in the rough

3:  Every now and then I can see that I'm getting somewhere
    Where I have to go is so deep
    I was angry back then and you know I still am
    I have lost too much sleep, but I'm gonna find it

    (repeat Refrain)
    Like a diamond in the rough

4:  In my dreams I go down by the water
    With a little girl in my arms
    And we shimmer and sing, and we know everything
    In my dreams I go down

    Like a diamond in the rough

Marc Hirsh (

     \ /
      ^ --"I went to the funeral and Lord it made me happy..."
(Lyle Lovett)
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