Lay It Down

Michael Timmins


[D] [C] [Bm] [D] [D] [C] [Bm] [D] [F] [E] [D]

He [D] left his dead in the [C] cottonwood trees
the [Bm] ground grown too hard with the [D] years.
[D] Falling down was not what it [C] used to be
the [Bm] ground grown too hard with the [D] years. [F] [E] [D]

[D] [C] [Bm] [D]

He [D] told his children those [C] little white lies
the [Bm] truth would only para- [D] lyze them. [F] [E] [D]
[D] He told himself those [C] little white lies
the [Bm] truth would only para- [D] lyze him.

[Dv] Lay it [Dx] down,
[Dx] lay it [Dv] down. [D] [C] [B] [A] [D] [B] [A] [D]

He [D] sold most of what he [C] cherished,
the [Bm] rest he let them [D] steal. [F] [E] [D]
[D] Shot his dog out in the [C] open field
the [Bm] rest he let them [D] steal.

[D] [C] [Bm] [D] [F] [E] [D]

He [D] broke all of his [C] promises,
[Bm] under a sea green [D] sky.
[D] They never thought to [C] ask him why,
[Bm] under a sea green [D] sky.

[Dv] Lay it [Dx] down,
[Dx] lay it [Dv] down. [D] [C] [B] [A] [D] [B] [A] [D]

Solo over a drone in D

[D] Please bury me in the [C] cottonwood trees
the [Bm] ground grown too [D] cold for me.
[D] Going to sleep tonight in a [C] warm feather bed
the [Bm] ground grown too [D] cold for me.

[Dv] Lay it [Dx] down,
[Dx] lay it [Dv] down. [D] [C] [B] [A] [D] [B] [A] [D]

Tabbed by Brian Davies (davies@ils.nwu.edu) Play around with your chord voicings on this. I've been getting a good sound playing D as x077x5 and just sliding that form up and down, so C is x055x3, etc. You can play the second string open on the E chord, but the rest of the time it sounds better muted. I've written the chorus as D's on the fifth and tenth frets, but play around with that as well.

 

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Last Update: July 8, 2004
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