Carpenter Mary Chapin - Family Hands tab

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FAMILY HANDS (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
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[Recorded in F.  Mary Chapin plays in dropped-D tuning (DADGBE) in the key
 of D, with a capo on the 3rd fret.  John Jennings plays the lead part in
 C with a capo on the 5th fret (and standard tuning).]
[All the verses aren't _exactly_ the same, but they're close enough
 that I only wrote tablature for the first verse.]
[I wasn't able to write tablature for the rhythm guitar during the lead
 guitar solos, because the lead guitar gets in the way.  But I _have_
 written down the exact chord shapes she uses.]


RHYTHM GUITAR (Mary Chapin Carpenter):

D G/B D(9) G/B A7sus4E 2---------------|----------------|----------0-----|----------------|B ----------------|----------3-----|----3-----------|----------3-----|G ----------2---2-|------0-------0-|--------------2-|------0-------0-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------2---|A --------0-------|0=2-----2-------|----------------|0=2-----0-------|D 0---------------|----------------|0-------0-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .[intro]
D(9) D(9)/F# G D/F# Em7E ----------0-----|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|B ----3-----------|--3-------3-----|0---------------|--0-------0-----|G --------------2-|----------------|------0---2---0-|----------------|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|D 0-------0-------|4-------4-------|5-------4-------|2-------2-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. Last Sunday we got in the car and we drove2. Your grandmother owned a gun in 1932
A7sus4 A7 Asus9 D G/B A7sus4E ------0---------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B 3---------3-----|0=2-------0-----|3---------------|--3-------3-----|G ----------------|------0-------2-|----------2---0-|------0-------0-|D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------2---|A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|2-------0-------|D ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. To the town you were raised in, your boyhood home2. When times were bad just everywhere, you said she used it too
D(9) D(9)/F# G5 D/F# Em7E ----------0-----|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|B ----------------|--3-------3-----|3---------------|--0-------0-----|G ------2-------2-|--------------0-|------0---2---0-|--------------0-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|D 0-------0-------|4-------4-------|5-------4-------|2-------2-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. The trees were just turning, up on the ridge2. And the life and times of everyone are traced inside their palms
A7sus4 A7 Asus9 D(9) G/B A7sus4E ------0---------|----------------|------0---------|----------------|B 3---------3-----|2---------0-----|----------3-----|----------------|G --------------0-|------0-------2-|--------------2-|------0-------0-|D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------2---|A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|0=2-----0-------|D ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. And this was your valley when you were a kid2. Her skin may be so weathered, but her grip is still so strong
D(9) D(9)/F# G D/F# Em7E ----------0-----|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|B ----3-----------|--3-------3-----|0---------------|--0-------0-----|G --------------2-|--------------0-|------0---2---0-|----------------|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|D 0-------0-------|4-------4-------|5-------4-------|2-------2-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. You showed me the railroad that your daddy worked on2. And I see your eyes belong to her and too your mama too3. And a rich man you might never be, they'd love you just the same
A7sus4 A7sus4 Asus9 D(9) G/B A7sus4E ------0---------|----------------|------0---------|3=2-------------|B 3---------3-----|2=3-------0-----|3---------3-----|----------------|G ----------------|------0-------2-|--------------0-|------0---0-----|D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------2---|A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|2-------0-------|D ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. As we neared the old house where your granny lives on2. A slice of Virginia sky, the clearest shade of blue3. They've handed down so much to you besides your Christian name
D(9) D(9)/F# G5 D/F# Em7E ----------0-----|------0---------|----------------|------0---------|B ----3-----------|--3-------3-----|0---------------|--0-------0-----|G --------------2-|----------------|------0---2---0-|--------------0-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|D 0-------0-------|4-------4-------|5-------4-------|2-------2-------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. She's nearing ninety years now, with her daughters by her side2. [acoustic guitar solo]3. And the spoken word won't heal you like the laying on of hands
A7sus4 A9 A7 Asus4 D(9) D D/C#E ----------------|----------0-----|2-----3=2-----0-|----------------|B 3---------0-----|0=2---3---------|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|G ------0-------0-|--------------2-|----------------|------2-------0-|D ----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A 0-------0-------|0-------0-------|----------------|--------4-------|D ----------------|----------------|0---------------|0---------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. Who tend the places in the heart where loneliness can hide2. [acoustic guitar solo]3. Belonging to the ones who raised you to a man
Bm7 Asus9 G A7sus4 D(9) D(9)/C#E ----------------|----------------|----------------|------0---------|B ----3-----3-----|------0---------|----------3-----|----------3-----|G ------2-------2-|----------2---0-|------0-------0-|--------------0-|D ----4-------4---|----2-------2---|----0-------2---|----0-------0---|A 2-------2-------|0-------0-------|--------0-------|--------4-------|D ----------------|----------------|5---------------|0---------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1,2,3. Raised by the women who are stronger than you know
Bm7 Asus9 Em7 A Asus4E ----------------|----------------|------0---------|----------0-----|B ----3-----3-----|------0---------|----------0-----|2-----3---------|G ------2-------2-|----------2---0-|--------------0-|--2-----------2-|D ----4-------4---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|A 2-------2-------|0-------0-------|----------------|0-------0-------|D ----------------|----------------|2-------2-------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1,2,3. A patchwork quilt of memory only women could have sewn
D D(9) D(9)/C# D9/C G6/BE 2-----0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|B ----------3-----|--3-------3-----|----------3-----|--3-------3-----|G --------------2-|--------------2-|--------------2-|--------------0-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|A ----------------|4-------4-------|3-------3-------|2-------2-------|D 0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1,2,3. The threads were stitched by family hands, protected from the moth
Em7 D/F# G A7E ----------------|----------------|----------------|B 0---------------|0---------0-----|----------2-----|G ------0---2---0-|------0-------0-|------0-------0-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|A ----------------|----------------|0-------0-------|D 2-------4-------|5-------5-------|----------------| (3rd time to Coda) ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1,2,3. By your mother and her mother, the weavers of your cloth
D D(9)/C# G6/B A7 Asus4E ----------2-----|0---------------|------0---------|----------0-----|B ----------------|----------------|----------3-----|2-----3---------|G ------2-------2-|----------2---0-|--------------0-|--0-----------2-|D ----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----0-------0---|----2-------2---|A ----------------|4-------4-------|2-------2-------|0-------0-------|D 0-------0-------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .1. [instrumental] (1st time: go back to beginning of verse.)2. [first 4 bars of solo] (2nd time: continue with solo)
Lead guitar solo | Gmaj7 | D | Em7 | A Asus9 | | 5x403x | 0x023x | 2x0000 | x0222x x0220x | | G/B A/C# | D | G A7 | Bm7(4) | | 5x003x x4222x | 0x0232 | 5x003x x0202x | x2023x | | E7 | E7 | Em7 | A7 | | 2x0100 | 2x0100 | 2x0000 | x0202x | | A7sus4 | A7 | | x0203x | x0202x | [Now go back to middle of verse] Coda | D | Gmaj7/B | D | Gmaj7/B | | 0x023x | x20032 | 2x0000 | x20032 | | D A/C# | Bm7 A7 | G A7 | D || | 0x023x x4222x | x2023x x0202x | 5x000x x0202x | 000232 || LEAD GUITAR (John Jennings): [Remember, this is written in C because Jennings has a 5th fret capo.] First solo (end of second verse)
C C/E F C/E Dm7E --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B --|----------------|----------------|----------------|--------------1-|G --|------0-0-------|----------------|--------2=0-----|----------0=2---|D 03|3--2------------|----------------|-----3-------2--|0-----2=3-------|A --|triplet---------|----------2-3-2-|0-3-------------|----------------|E --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
G7sus4 G7 C C C/B AmE ----------------|------0=1-------|----------------|----------------|--|B 0-----3---------|0--------------3|----------------|----------------|--|G --2=0-----2-----|----------0---4-|5---------------|----------------|--|D ----------------|----------------|--------3-------|0=2-----0-------|--|A ----------------|----------------|----------------|------------3=2-|0-|E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|--| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^
Longer solo (before third verse)
C G/B F/A G7E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|G ----------------|----------------|------0-2-------|----------------|D -----------3--2-|2/5-----------2-|3-------------32|0---------------|A --------triplet-|----------------|----------------|----------23--2-|E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|...cloth ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Fmaj7 C Dm7 GE ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B ----------------|------1---3/5-5/|6~~~--------1-31|0---------------|G --------------2=|0---------------|----------2-----|----------------|D ------------3---|--3=2-----------|----------------|----------------|A 0-------0-3-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
F/A G/B C F G7 Am7E --1=0-----------|--3-------------|---3--1-0-------|----------------|B ------1-3-0=1-3-|5---------------|-----------3--0-|1-----0-1-------|G ----------------|----------------|triplet-0-------|--------------0-|D ----------------|----------------|-----------3--0-|2-----0-2-------|A ----------------|----------------|--------triplet-|--------------2-|E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
D7 D7 Dm7 G7E ----------------|----------------|-----------0----|----------------|B ----------------|----------------|------1-1--1--3-|0-----------1=0=|G ----------------|----------0-2=0-|---2--2-2-------|0---------------|D 4---------------|----------------|3-------triplet-|----------------|A 0---------------|----------------|triplet---------|----------------|E ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
G7sus4 G7E ----------------|----------------|B 1-1=0-----------|----------------|G ------0---------|----------------|D --------0---3---|----------------|A ----------3---3-|/5--------------|E ----------------|----------------| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
Coda
C Fmaj7 D Fmaj7E --|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B --|3/5-------------|1---------------|----------------|----------------|G 0-|--------------0-|2---------0=2---|0---------------|--------------0-|D --|----------------|--------------3-|-----------2--0-|----------------|A --|----------------|----------------|-----------3----|3---------------|D --|----------------|----------------|--------triplet-|5---------------| . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
C G/B Am7 G7 F G7 CE --------------3-|------3---------|---3--1-0-------|----------------||B 3/5-----3-------|1-------0-------|-----------3----|1---------------||G -----(0)---(0)--|---(0)----------|triplet-0-----0-|0---------------||D ----------------|----------------|--------triplet-|2---------------||A ----------------|----------------|----------------|3---------------||D ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|| ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com
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