Carpenter Mary Chapin - It Dont Bring You tab

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IT DON'T BRING YOU (Mary-Chapin Carpenter)
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[Actually in F; capo up five frets.  It's easier if you tune low E up to F.]
[The whole song follows this same pattern, except at the end of the verses,
 it stays on Fmaj9 for an extra measure.  The song ends on F.]

C C/B Am7 Am7/G Fmaj9E 0-----0-----0-----0-----|------0-----------0-----|B --1-----1-----1-----1---|--------1-----------1---|G ----0-----0-----0-----0-|------0---0-------0---0-|D ------------------------|----3-----------3-------|A 3-----2-----0-----------|--3-----------3---------|E ------------------3-----|1-----------1-----------| ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
C - C/B - Am7 - Am7/G Fmaj9 Well I know it ain't been roses lately, baby, it's just been thorns And no matter what we do, nothing seems to change Love has always been my shelter, for you it's been a storm But for a while I thought we'd almost beat the rain Now there's a hole here in my pocket where all my dreams have gone Fallen out like so many nickels and dimes And last of all you, you'd always been my good luck charm I should've known that luck's a waste of time 'Cause it don't bring you love if you don't love And it don't bring you time if you ain't got time And it don't bring you strength, baby, if you ain't strong And it don't bring you kindness if you ain't kind Now there's a whole lot of life to be unsure of But there's one thing I can safely say I know That of all the things that finally desert us Pride is always the last thing to go But it won't bring you love if you don't love And it won't bring you time if you ain't got time And it won't bring you strength, baby, if you ain't strong And it won't bring you kindness if you ain't kind Dm7 G C F Dm E+ - Fm6 C Gsus - G - G(9) - G [Guitar solo; see below] And now I wish you only roses, baby, without the thorns And I hope your dreams are always within reach And I wish you shelter, baby, from all your storms They scared you, but they never seemed to teach That I can't bring you love if you don't love And I can't bring you time if you ain't got time And I can't bring you strength, baby, if you ain't strong And I can't bring you kindness if you ain't kind And I can't bring you kindness if you ain't kind Here's my rendition of the guitar solo ('t'aint perfect, I know): ~ means bend it up a half-step, then back down again. // is a slide. There's a few hammer-ons/pull-offs that I couldn't notate because there was no room between the numbers; you can figure 'em out.
Dm7 Gsus G G/F FE ------|------------------------|------------------------|B --0-1-|1-------------------1310|1----10-----0-------0-1-|G 2-----|--2-2-------------------|----------------2-------|D ------|------------------------|--------------0---------|A ------|------------------------|------------------------|E +-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----|
C F Dm
E --------------------0//3|31--------------------0-|1-----------------------|B ------------------01----|--1---------------1-3---|-3----------------5~5-35|G 0-----------------------|---2--------------------|--2---------------------|D ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E +-----+-----+-----+-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----| (bend)
E+ Fm6 C/G Gsus G G(9) G
E ------------------------|--------------------0---|------------------------|B 5-------31--31----------|------------------1---3-|1--31-0-----------------|G --------------1-----3-1-|0-----------------------|------------2-----0-----|D ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|A ------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|E +-----+-----+-----+-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----|+-----+-----+-----+-----|
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com
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