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The Avett Brothers - The Ballad Of Love And Hate chords

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I saw that no one had put the chord progression throughout the whole song so I 
took that liberty. Credit goes to "Unregistered" for actually finding the chords. lol!

Standard tuning

Capo on 1st fret

D             D          A           D
Love writes a letter and sends it to hate.
G            G           A           D
My vacations ending. I'm coming home late.
G               A            D         G
The weather was fine and the ocean was great
      D             A       G        G
and I can't wait to see you again.

D             D          A           D
Hate reads the letter and throws it away.
G            G           A           D
"No one here cares if you go or you stay.
G               A            D         G
I barely even noticed that you were away.
      D             A       G        G
I'll see you or I won't, whatever."

D             D          A           D
Love sings a song as she sails through the sky.
G            G           A           D
The water looks bluer through her pretty eyes.
G               A            D         G
And everyone knows it whenever she flies,
      D             A       G        G
and also when she comes down.

D             D          A           D
Hate keeps his head up and walks through the street.
G            G           A           D
Every stranger and drifter he greets.
G               A            D         G
And shakes hands with every loner he meets
      D             A       G        G
with a serious look on his face.

D             D          A           D
Love arrives safely with suitcase in tow.
G            G           A           D
Carrying with her the good things we know.
G               A            D         G
A reason to live and a reason to grow.
      D             A       G        G
To trust. To hope. To care.

D             D          A           D
Hate sits alone on the hood of his car.
G            G           A           D
Without much regard to the moon or the stars.
G               A            D         G
Lazily killing the last of a jar
      D             A       G        G
of the strongest stuff you can drink.

D             D          A           D
Love takes a taxi, a young man drives.
G            G           A           D
As soon as he sees her, hope fills his eyes.
G               A            D         G
But tears follow after, at the end of the ride,
      D             A       G        G
cause he might never see her again.

D             D          A           D
Hate gets home lucky to still be alive.
G            G           A           D
He screams o'er the sidewalk and into the drive.
G               A            D         G
The clock in the kitchen says 2:55,
      D             A       G        G
And the clock in the kitchen is slow.

D             D          A           D
Love has been waiting, patient and kind.
G            G           A           D
Just wanting a phone call or some kind of sign,
G               A            D         G
That the one that she cares for, who's out of his mind,
      D             A       G        G
Will make it back safe to her arms.

D             D          A           D
Hate stumbles forward and leans in the door.
G            G           A           D
Weary head hung, eyes to the floor.
G               A            D         G
He says "Love, I'm sorry", and she says, "What for?"
      D             A       G        G
I'm your and that's it, Whatever.


  G               A    D           G
I should not have been gone for so long.
    D                 A   G          G
I'm yours and that's it, forever."
       D               A   G         G
You're mine and that's it, forever.
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