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Tom Waits - Hold On chords

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                             Hold On - Tom Waits (Chords)
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Tabbed by: Edwin Figueroa
E-mail: dexter884@yahoo.com

Tuning: DGAFAD (Whole-step down)

INTRO
E x4 (Throw a Esus4 in every now and then)

VERSE 1
E                           A
They hung a sign up in our town
        B                     E
"If you live it up, you won't live it down"
E                 A
So she left Monte Rio, son
     B             E           E
Just like a bullet leaves a gun
         A                 B
With her charcoal eyes and Monroe hips
             E             A
She went and took that California trip
        F#m                 B
Well the moon was gold, her hair like wind
         F#m                  B           B
She said don't look back, just come on Jim

CHORUS
              E        B       E          A
Oh you got to hold on, hold on, --you gotta hold on
E                 B                              E
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on

VERSE 2
E                A
Well he gave her a dime store watch
B                      E
And a ring made from a spoon
E                      A
Everyone's looking for someone to blame
       B                         E      E
If you share my bed you share my name
     A          B
Well go ahead and call the cops
          E                  A          A
You don't meet nice girls in coffee shops
F#m                 B     
--She said baby I still love you
    F#m                   B         B
Sometimes there's nothing left to do

CHORUS
              E        B       E          A
Oh you got to hold on, hold on, --you gotta hold on
E                 B                              E
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on

VERSE 3
      E             A   
Well god bless your crooked little heart
B                 E
St. Louis got the best of me
E                  A
I miss your broken china voice
B                         E           E
How I wish you were still here with me
         A               B
Well you build it up and wreck it down
         E                 A            A
Then you burn your mansion to the ground
F#m                     B       
When there's nothing to keep you here
F#m                                B              B
When you're falling behind in this big blue world

CHORUS
              E        B       E           A
Oh you got to hold on, hold on, baby gotta hold on
E                 B                              E        E
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on

VERSE 4
E                 A
Down by the Riverside Motel
     B            E
It's 10 below and falling
E     A
By a 99 cent store
B                       E              E
She closed her eyes and started swaying
A                  B
But it' so hard to dance that way
E                   A              A
When it's cold and there's no music
          F#m                B
Well your old home town's so far away
      F#m                      B                    B
But inside your head there's a record that's playing

CHORUS
              E        B          E        A
A song called Hold On, hold on, baby gotta hold on
E             B                                  E
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on

              E        B       E           A
You got to hold on, hold on, baby gotta hold on
E                 B                              E        
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on
              E        B       E           A
You got to hold on, hold on, baby gotta hold on
E                 B                              E        
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on
              E        B       E           A
You got to hold on, hold on, baby gotta hold on
E                 B                              E        
Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you gotta hold on

OUTRO
E                 E
You got to hold on x4
E                 E
You got to hold on (baby/girl) x2

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