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    Once you love (Steve Earle)

    Does anyone have the chords for this, I've looked everywhere I can think of and it's a song I can't get out of my head. Thanks, Shawn

    A long time ago there lived a man
    He had the world in the palm of his hand
    Sultans and kings beat a path to his door
    He had everything but he still wanted more
    One day in spring came a lady so fair
    He'd never looked on a beauty so rare
    But he didn't trust her so he locked her away
    And his gold lost its luster when love died that day

    Once you love, once you trust it
    Once you give your soul is bare
    One false move and you know you're busted
    Once you love you care

    I knew an old man who lived all alone
    In a sad Iittle house at the end of the road
    He sat on the front porch in an old rocking chair
    And everyone swore he'd gone crazy down there
    But no one comes near so how could they know
    He lost someone dear to him once long ago
    He remembers the laughter and he still tastes the tears
    And he still calls her name out after all of these years

    You can keep it all inside
    You can run but you can't hide
    When you think it's safe outside
    Look behind you, love will find you

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    Shawn, I have the recording and just worked out the start (as it sounds to me). I have to go out for awhile and will try to finish it later, or by the end of this weekend if I get time.
    At least this will get you started...

    Once You Love - Steve Earle

    [D]// // [G]// // [D]// // [A]// //
    [D]// // [G]// // [D]// // [A]// //

    A [D] long time ago [G] there lived a man
    [D] He had the world in the [A] palm of his hand
    [G] Sultans and kings beat a [A] path to his door
    [G] He had everything but he [A] still wanted more
    [D] One day in spring came a [G] lady so fair
    And [D] he'd never looked on a [A] beauty so rare
    But [G] he didn't trust her so he [A] locked her away
    And his [G] gold lost its luster when her [A] love died that day

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    Wow, that was fast, Thanks Gary, will give it a whirl today. Shawn

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    Shawn, I am not 100% sure of everything but it should be in the ball park. I'll listen to it again later and if I hear some things differently I'll edit and put changes in red.

    The / marks simply mean a basic strum in time with the music. Play along with the recording to get the proper beat.

    The blue font is where his harmonica break is.

    The end fades out but I showed chords I would use to bring it to a non-fade out end.

    Now I can't get the darn song out of my head. lol

    I used the recording from his Copperhead Road album. If you need the mp3, let me know.

    [D]// // [G]// // [D]// // [A]// //
    [D]// // [G]// // [D]// // [A]// //

    A [D] long time ago [G] there lived a man
    [D] He had the world in the [A] palm of his hand
    [G] Sultans and kings beat a [A] path to his door
    He [G] had everything but he [A] still wanted more
    [D] One day in spring came a [G] lady so fair
    And [D] he'd never looked on a [A] beauty so rare
    But [G] he didn't trust her so he [A] locked her away
    And his [G] gold lost its luster when her [A] love died that day

    ‘Cause [G] once you [D] love and [Am] once you [Em] trust it
    [G] Once you [D] give your [Am] soul is [D] bare
    [G] One false [D] move and you [Am] know you're [Em] busted
    [G] Once you [D] love you [G] care // // [Am7]// //
    [G]// // [A]// //

    Well [D] I knew an old man, [G] lived all alone
    In a [D] sad little house at the [A] end of the road
    He [G] sat on the front porch in an [A] old rocking chair
    And [G] everyone swore he'd gone [A] crazy down there
    But [D] no one comes near so [G] how could they know
    He [D] lost someone dear to him [A] once long ago
    He re-[G]-members the laughter and [A] still tastes the tears
    And he [G] still calls her name out after [A] all of these years

    ‘Cause [G] once you [D] love and [Am] once you [Em] trust it
    [G] Once you [D] give your [Am] soul is [D] bare
    [G] One false [D] move and you [Am] know you're [Em] busted
    [G] Once you [D] love you [G] care // // // //
    // // [D]// //
    [G]// // // //
    [G]// // [D]// //
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [D]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]//
    [G]// [D]// [G]// //


    [Em]/ [D] You can keep it all inside
    [Em]/ [D] You can run but you can't hide
    [Em]/ [D] When you think it's safe outside
    [Am]/ Look behind you, [C] love will [D] find you

    [G] Once you [D] love, [Am] once you [Em] trust it
    [G] Once you [D] give your [Am] soul is [D] bare
    [G] One false [D] move and you [Am] know you're [Em] busted
    ‘Cause [G] Once you [D] love you [G] care // // // [D]//

    And [Am] once you [Em] trust it [G]// [D]//
    [Am] Once you [D] care [G]// [D]//
    [Am] Once you [Em] trust it [G]// [D]//
    And [Am] once you [D] care [G]// [D]//
    And [Am] once you [Em] trust it [G]// [D]//
    And [Am] once you [D] care [G]// [D]//
    And [Am] once you [Em] trust it [G]// [D]//
    And [Am] once you [D] care //
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [D]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [D]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [D]//
    [G]// [D]// [Am]// [Em]//
    [G]// [D]// [G]/


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    Thanks very much sir, it's really a great song and in my books one of Steve Earles best. Have a great day.

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