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Shinedown - What A Shame chords

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Note- This might not be 100% accurate, but if you sing slightly higher this sounds great 
on acoustic.

Capo- 1

Intro: Em-Em-G-D  x2

Em
Two packs of cigarettes a day
    G
The strongest whiskey
   D                Em
Kentucky can make
                         G
That's a recipe to put a vagabond
       D                 Em
On his hands and knees

I watched it all up close,
                     G
I knew him more than most
                D                   Em
I saw a side of him he never showed
                       G
Full of sympathy for a world that
         D
Wouldn't let him be


Am
    That's the man he was,
C             B
    Have you heard enough?


Em      G             D
What a shame, what a shame,
                                  Em
To judge a life that you can't change
           G                       D
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 Em
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         G               D
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      C    B
See we're not all the same
       Em
What a shame

Em-G-D
Em-Em-G-D

          Em
There's a hard life for every silver spoon
         G                       D
There's a touch of grey for every shade of blue
Em
That's the way that I see life
             G
If there was nothing wrong,
                D
Then there'd be nothing right
Em
And for this working man they say could
       G
Barely stand
                     D             Em
There's gotta be a better place to land
                          G
Some kind of remedy for a world that
         D
Wouldn't let him be


Am
   That's the man he was,
C            B
   Have you heard enough?


Em      G             D
What a shame, what a shame,
                                  Em
To judge a life that you can't change
           G                       D
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 Em
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         G               D
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      C    B
See we're not all the same

        Am-G (Quickly alternate chords)
What a shame

Bridge:

G#m-A#m-B-D#m-C# x2 (Power chords sound nice here)

G#m     A#m      B          D#m      C#
God forgive the hands that laid you down,

They never knew how,
G#m      A#m      B         D#m       C#
But your broken heart can break the sound,

And change the season
B                                 C#
Now the leaves are falling faster, happily ever after
B
You gave me hope through your endeavors
    C#  D#m  Em  F#   G#  A#m B
And now you will live for-e--ver

(Chords are the same, but sing up an octave here)

Em       G          D
What a shame, what a shame,
                                 Em
To judge a life that you can't change
           G                      D
The choir sings, the church bells ring
                                 Em
So, won't you give this man his wings?
         G               D
What a shame to have to beg you to
                      Em
See we're not all the same
         G             D
What a shame, what a shame
                         Em
'Cause we're not all the same
         G             D
What a shame, what a shame
                         Em
'Cause we're not all the same

Em-G-D
Em-Em-G-D
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