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Jason Isbell - If We Were Vampires (Chord)
Album: The Nashville Sound (2017)
Submitter: lmofle (811) on 5/18/17 2 comments
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If We Were Vampires
By Jason Isbell
Written by Jason Isbell
CD: The Nashville Sound (2017)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
5/18/2017

Jason plays this with his guitar tuned to open D with the 4th string tuned down a half step

Below is a way I tried to get the right sound but with easier chords. There is an excellent video at

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/h8fy0z/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-exclusive---jason-isbell----if-we-were-vampires-

Capo 5

Intro:
Am  Em  F  Am  Em  F  Am  C  Am  C  G


             Am          Em               F
It's not the long flowing dress that you're in
       Am          Em         F
Or the light coming off of your skin
            Am                        C
The fragile heart you protected for so long
       Am                              C  G
Or the mercy in your sense of right and wrong

It's not your hands, searching slow in the dark
Or your nails leaving love's watermark
It's not the way you talk me off the roof
Your questions like directions to the truth


Chorus:
     F                                C
It's knowing that this can't go on forever
F                             C                G
Likely one of us will have to spend some days alone
F                             Am
Maybe we'll get forty years together
    G               F                         C   G
But one day I'll be gone or one day you'll be gone

If we were vampires and death was a joke
We'd go out on the sidewalk and smoke
And laugh at all the lovers and their plans
I wouldn't feel the need to hold your hand

Maybe time running out is a gift
I'll work hard 'til the end of my shift
To give you every second I can find
And hope it isn't me you've left behind

Chorus

Chorus  
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
great song; great tab! thanks.
-C1D3 | 5/24/2017
You can hear about his tuning here: https://youtu.be/rYULQwe4zR4 starting around 9:24
-lmofle | 6/23/2017
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