Elephant chords with lyrics by Jason Isbell - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Jason Isbell – Elephant chords

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Song: Elephant
Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: Southeastern
Tabbed by: Bryce Kujala, bryce@brycekujala.com

Capo IV

Chords (relative to capo):

Em7 G6 A7sus Cadd9 Dsus2 Dsus2/F#e|---0---0-----0------0------0--------0-----|B|---3---3-----3------3------3--------3-----|G|---0---0-----0------0------2--------2-----|D|---0---0-----2------2------0--------0-----|A|---2---2-----0------3------x--------x-----|E|---0---3-----x------x------x--------2-----|
(Please don't tell my college music professors if I got any of those chord name wrong.) It sounds like he is doing some hammer-ons with the A string on the Em7 and the low E string on the G6. Listen to the record for the timing. Let me know if I got anything wrong. Intro: Em7 G6 A7sus Verse 1:
Em7 G6 A7susShe said Andy you're better than your past,
Em7 G6 A7suswinked at me and drained her glass,
Em7 G6 A7sus Em7 G6 A7sus cross-legged on the barstool, like nobody sits anymore.
Em7 G6 A7susShe said Andy you're taking me home,
Em7 G6 A7susbut I knew she planned to sleep alone.
Em7 G6 A7sus Em7 G6 A7sus I'd carry her to bed and sweep up the hair from the floor
Chorus:
Cadd9 Dsus2If I had fucked her before she got sick
G6 Dsus/F# Em7I'd never hear the end of it
Cadd9 Dsus Em7she don't have the spirit for that now
Cadd9 Dsus2We drink these drinks and laugh out loud,
G6 Dsus/F# Em7bitch about the weekend crowd,
Cadd9 Dsus Em7 G6 A7sus and try to ignore the elephant somehow
Em7 G6 A7sussomehow
Verse: She said Andy you crack me up, Seagrams in a coffee cup, sharecropper eyes and her hair almost all gone. When she was drunk she made cancer jokes, she made up her own doctor's notes, surrounded by her family, I saw that she was dying alone. Chorus: I'd sing her classic country songs and she'd get high and sing along. She don't have much voice to sing with now We'd burn these joints in effegy, cry about what we used to be, and try to ignore the elephant somehow. Somehow Chorus: I buried her a thousand times, giving up my place in line, but I don't give a damn about that now There's one thing that's real clear to me, no one dies with dignity. We just try to ignore the elephant somehow. We just try to ignore the elephant somehow. We just try to ignore the elephant somehow. Somehow. Somehow.
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