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Tabbed by Lord of Dutch (Andrew London)

This is my first time tabbing anything here so feel free to correct anything that's wrong but this is how I hear it.

[Intro]

 G(walk up)C(walk up)D G

- 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 2 - 
- 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 3 - 2 - 
- 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 0 - 
- 0 - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - 0 - 2 - 0 - - - 0 - 
- 2 - - - 0 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - - 2 - 
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G 
It was 9 A.M. when the U-Haul came  
C 
And I heard my momma call my name 
D
My daddy taught English at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  
G 
He was at work that day,  
it was time to go, 
We were moving on 

[Intro]

G 
I was five years old and my sister was three 
C 
I was wondering what would likely become of me 
D 
My sister looked sad and I tried to be strong 
G 
It was hard just to get up and move along 
We were (?) 

[intro]

G 
But by five in the afternoon we were gone 
C 
And my stepfather welcomed me with open arms 
D 
We walked right through that apartment door
G 
I had never lived in an apartment before 
And it was weird 

(Guitar strumming simplifies and slows here to just soft downward strums)

G 
I'll probably never know what it was like that night 
C 
For my dad, but I'd wager it was pretty bad 
D 
My sister and me, we stayed up late 
G 
Talking in the dark and not feeling so great 

G              C                D  
We were moving out of our house 
       G 
Into a two-story apartment building across town 
C                      D                                      G                                          
With a swing set and a sandbox in the middle of a parking lot 
G                          C                        D 
And a laundry room full of missing washing machines 
G 
And two dryers 

G             C     D      G 
Keep the home fires burning 
G             C     D      G 
Keep the home fires burning 
G                   C      
Keep the home, home fires 
D G (Strummed hard for ending)
tabs/abandoning_my_father_talking_blues.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/01 16:13 by lordofdutch