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Emmylou

First Aid Kit

from the album The Lion's Roar released in 2012

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Lyrics

(Capo 6th Fret)

Intro

C ... Em ... Am ... Fmaj7 ... (x2)

Verse

C Em Am Fmaj7 Oh, the bitter winds are coming in C Em Am Fmaj7 And I'm already missing the summer C Em Am Fmaj7 Stockholm's cold but I've been told C Em Am Fmaj7 I was born to endure this kind of weather C Em Am Fmaj7 When it's you I find, like a ghost in my mind C Em G I am defeated and I gladly wear the crown

Chorus

C Fmaj7 I'll be your Emmylou, and... I'll be your June Am G If... you'll be my Gram, and my... Johnny too C Fmaj7 No, I'm... not asking... much of you Am G C Just sing, little darling, sing with me Now, so much I know that things just don't grow If you don't bless them with your patience And I've been there before, I've held up the door For every stranger with a promise But I'm holding back, that's the strength that I lack Every moment keeps returning up my window And it brings me to you when I won't just pass through But I'm not asking for a storm I'll be your Emmylou, and I'll be your June If you'll be my Gram, and my Johnny too No, I'm not asking much of you Just sing, little darling, sing with me

Bridge

Am G Fmaj7 C And yes... I might... have lied to you Am G Fmaj7 C But you wouldn't... have benefitted from knowing the truth Am G Fmaj7 C I was... frightened, but I... held fast Am G Fmaj7 C I need... you now at... long last I'll be your Emmylou, and I'll be your June If you'll be my Gram, and my Johnny too No, I'm not asking much of you Just sing, little darling, sing with me I'll be your Emmylou, and I'll be your June If you'll be my Gram, and my Johnny too No, I'm not asking much of you Just sing, little darling, sing with me Am G C Just sing, little darling, sing with me

Notes & Tabs

Chords Used

Here are the chords used to play this song. Note, you'll need a capo on the 6th fret (with these chords) in order to play along with the record.

e-|----0-----0------0------0-------3-----
B-|----1-----0------1------1-------0-----
G-|----0-----0------2------2-------0-----
D-|----2-----2------2------3-------0-----
A-|----3-----2------0------3-------2-----
E-|----------0---------------------3-----
       C     Em     Am   Fmaj7     G 

Chord Progressions

Intro

| C . . . | Em . . . | Am . . . | Fmaj7 . . . | (x2)

Verse

"Oh, the bitter winds are coming in..."
| C . . . | Em . . . | Am . . . | Fmaj7 . . . | (repeat)
Just before the chorus, resolve this progression to a G.
| C . . . | Em . . . | G . . . | G . . . | 

Chorus

"I'll be your Emmylou, and I'll be your June..."
| C . . . | Fmaj7 . . . | Am . . . | G . . . | (repeat)

Bridge

"And yes, I might have lied to you..."
| Am . . . | G . . . | Fmaj7 . . . | C . . . | (repeat)

Song Info

Song: Emmylou
Artist: First Aid Kit
Album: The Lion's Roar
Year: 2012
Label: Wichita Recordings

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