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Our Song by Joe Henry

Written down by Daan Bijdevaate

The chord progression for this song is almost
entirely the same:

G – G/F# - Em – D
G – G/F# - Em – C
G – G/F# - Em – D
C             - D

This song is very subtle, in my opinion you
should not play every string of every chord
all the time. It’s a matter of taste which
strings you pick. I’ll give an example of
how I would play the first line from
the intro:

G G/F# Em De----------------------------------------------|B----------------------------------------------|G-0-let it ring--------------------------------|D-0-let it ring-------2-------------0----------|A-x-------------------2------------------------|E-3---------2---------0------------------------|
In my playing, this the most subtle and quiet way I do it. As you can see, the main focus is on the bass notes. I really like to let the open strings of the G chord ring through, when I play the F# bass note. You can expand this when the song develops, for the dynamic aspects. Then you can pick more strings from the chords, but then again, pick wisely! Chords used: G 3x0033 (or 3x0013) G/F# 2x0033 Em 022000 D xx0232 C x32010 C/G 3x2010 Intro: G – G/F# - Em – D G – G/F# - Em – C G – G/F# - Em – D C - D G G/F# Em D I saw Willy May's G G/F# Em C at a Scotsdale home depot G G/F# Em D looking at garagedoor springs C D at the the far end of the fourteenth row for the rest of the song, repeat these chords, except for the ‘makes me a betterman’ section (see further down). For timing, listen to the song. his wife stood there beside him she was quiet and they both were proud I gave them room but was close enough that i heard him when he said outloud this was my country and this was my song somewhere in the middle there though it started badly and it's ending wrong this was my country this frightful and this angry land but it's my right if the worst of it C D G C/G G (4x) might still somehow make me a better man the sun is unforgiving and there's nobody who'would choose this town but we've squandered so much of our good will that there's nowhere else will have us now we're pushing line at the picture show for cool air and a chance to see a vision of ourselves portrayed as younger and braver and humble and free this was our country this was our song somewhere in the middle there though it started badly and it's ending wrong this was our country this frightful and this angry land but it's my right if the worst of it G C/G G might still somehow make me a better man I've started something I just can't finish and I barely leave the house it's true I keep a wrap on my sores and joints but yes I've had my blessings too I've got my mother's pretty feet and the factory keeps my house in shape my children they've both been paroled and we get by on the piece we've made I feel safe so far from heaven from towers and their ocean views from here I see a future coming across what soon will be beaches too but that was him, I'm allmost sure the greatest centerfielder of all time stooped by the burden of endless dreams his and yours and mine he hooked each spring beneath his foot he leaned over then he stood upright testing each against his weight for one that had some play and some fight he's just like us I wanna tell him and our needs are small enough something to slow a heavy door something to help us raise one up and this was my country this was my song somewhere in the middle there though it started badly and it's ending wrong well this was God's country this frightful and this angry land but if it's his will the worst of it G C/G G might still somehow make me a better man G G/F# if it's His will Em D the worst of it might still C D somehow make me G end. a better man
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