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The Civil Wars Barton Hollow

Written By: John Paul White, Joy Williams



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*** DADGAD tuning (tune 1st,2nd,6th strings down one full step (two frets)           ***
*** Keep Index finger on G string 2nd fret. Use Middle/Ring fingers for bends/pulls ***

  riff 1     riff 2                      riff 3      riff 4                riff 5
 Dsus*        C* D*    C* D* F* D*         C7*        C7*        D6*        D6*        C7*aa
d--0~~|    d-----0-----------------|    d--0~~|    d----------------|    d----------------|e-
A--0~~|    A--3b-0--x--0--0--0--0--|    A--0~~|    A----------------|    A----------------|,.-
G--2~~|    G--2--2--x--2--2--2--2--|    G--7~~|    G--7-7-7--7-7-7~~|    G--7-7-7--7-7-7--|
D--0~~|    D--0--0--x--x--0--3p-0--|    D--0~~|    D--0-0-0--0-0-0~~|    D--0-0-0--0-0-0--|
A--0~~|    A-----------3p----x-----|    A--0~~|    A--0-0-0--0-0-0~~|    A--0-0-0--0-0-0--|
D--0~~|    d-----------------3p----|    D--8~~|    D--8-8-8--8-8-0~~|    D--0-0-0--0-0-8--|
                             ^^
                             Either or both 3p notes can be used

  riff 6               riff 7      riff 8
   C7*        B7*        E*~        D5      C5          B5      Bb5             
d----------------|    d-----|    d-------------------|-------------------|
A----------------|    A-----|    A-------------------|-------------------|
G--7-7-7--7-7-6--|    G-----|    G-------------------|-------------------|
D--0-0-0--0-0-7--|    D--2~~|    D--7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5--|--4-4-4-4-3-3-3-3--|
A--0-0-0--0-0-0--|    A--0~~|    A--5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3--|--2-2-2-2-1-1-1-1--|
D--8-8-8--8-8-0--|    D--0~~|    D-------------------|-------------------|

  riff 9
   E*      E7*     E* 
d-----------------------------|
A-----------------------------|
G--2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2~~|
D--2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-2~~|
A--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~~|
D--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0~~|
                                    
Intro

        (riff 1)
  Duet: Ooooh……… oooh…oooh…oooh…
        (riff 1)
        Ooooh……… oooh…oooh…oooh…

        (riff 2) – 4 times

Verse 1

         (riff 2)           (riff 2)
  John:  I'm… a… dead… man… walk…in’… here… 
         (riff 2)                (riff 2)
         That's… the… least… of… all my fears… 
         (riff 2) (riff 2) (riff 2)        (riff 2)
         Ooooh……     under…neath the water… 

Verse 2

  John:  It's… not… Ala…bama… clay… 
         Gives… my… tremblin’… hands… away… ay… 
         Oooooh……  please… forgive… me… Father… 

Chorus 1

        (riff 1) NC
  Duet:    Ain't going back to Barton Hollow… 
           Devil gonna follow me e'er I go… 
           - pause -
           Won't do me no good…  washin’ in the river… 
           Cain't no preacher man save my…
           (riff 2) (riff 2)
           Soul……       ooooh…ooooh…ooooh…
           (riff 2)  (riff 2) 
           Ooooh……   ooooh… ooooh…ooooh…ooooh…

Verse 3

  John:  Did that full moon force my hand? 
         Or that un…marked hundred gra…a…and? 
         Ooooh……  un…der…neath… the water… 
         Woooo……  please… forgive me Father…

Bridge

       (riff 3) NC            (tap)    (tap) (riff 4)
  Joy:   Miles… and miles… in my… bare feet…
                       (tap)  (tap)   (tap) (riff 5) 
         Still can't…  lay me down to sleep… 
              (tap) (tap)  (tap) (riff 6)     
         If I die before I wake… 
                    (tap)          (riff 7)
         I know the Lord my soul…  won't… 
         (riff 2)  (riff 2)
         ta……        a…a…ake…
         (riff 2) (riff 2) 
         Ooooh……   ooooh… ooooh…  ooooh…ooooh…ooooh…

Verse 5

         (riff 2)       (riff 2)
  John:  I'm a dead man walkin’… 
         (riff 2)         (riff 2)
         I'm…  a dead man walkin’…

Interlude

              (riff 8)
  Duet:  Keep walkin’…  and runnin’…  and runnin’ for miles… 
              (riff 8)
         Keep walkin’…  and runnin’…  and runnin’ for miles…
              (riff 8)
         Keep walkin’…  and runnin’…  and runnin’ for miles… 
         (riff 9)
         woooh…  ooooh…  ooooh…

Chorus 2
  
        (riff 1) NC
  Duet:    Ain't going back to Barton Hollow… 
           Devil gonna follow me e'er I go… 
            - pause -
           Won't do me no good…  washin’ in the river… 
           Cain't no preacher man save my…  soul……
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