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HANGIN' ON A LIMB

TUNING: DGCFAA

SUBMITTED BY: Stan Southern & Malc Brookes CHORDS:
E
Aadd9
D5add6
F#madd4/C#
G#m/D#
Aadd9/E
B/F#
E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / E Aadd9 Though the river flows, gently to the sea D5add6 Aadd9 E He was on the shore, rooted like a tree E Aadd9 She was here and there, riding on the waves D5add6 Aadd9 E Through it all she heard his call and gave it all she gave. B/F# Aadd9/E And though their love was hangin' on a limb E F#madd4/C# G#m/D# Aadd9/E She taught him how to dance, and start again B/F# Aadd9/E And though their love was hangin' on a limb E F#madd4/C# G#m/D# Aadd9/E B/F# She taught him how to dance. E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / And when the melody, through the window called It echoed in the courtyard and whispered in the halls He played it through the night, she knew he had to go There was something about freedom he thought he didn't know. And though their love was hangin' on a limb She taught him how to dance and start again And though their love was hangin' on a limb She taught him how to dance. E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / E / / / Aadd9 / / / D5add6 / Aadd9 / E / / / Though the river flowed, gently to the sea He was on the shore, rooted like a tree She was here and there, riding on the waves Through it all she heard his call and gave it all she gave. B/F# Aadd9/E And though their love was hangin' on a limb E F#madd4/C# G#m/D# Aadd9/E... She taught him how to dance. Malc's Postscript: I personally like to play it in a standard slack D, DGCFAD, but avoiding the 6th string most of the time. This enables me to play the solo section tabbed below on one guitar and gives a good feel, IMO, for what is happening on record using several guitars. To play it this way use the chord=20 shapes below and play the solo section between verses. SOLO SECTION: E A D|--4-4--4--2-2h4--4-2----|--0--2----------0--| A|--5-5--5--5-5----5---5--|--2--2--0h2---2----| F|--4-4--4--4-4----4---4--|--2--2--2-----2----| C|--2-2--2--2-2----2---2--|--2--2--2-----2----| G|--2-2--2--2-2----2---2--|--0--0--0--0--0----| D|--0-0--0--0-0----0---0--|-------------------| D A E D|--2-2--2-0-------0--2--|--4-4--4--5-4--| A|--3-3--3-3--2-0--0--0--|--5-5--5--5-5--| F|--2-2--2-2--2-2--2--2--|--4-4--4--4-4--| C|--0-0--0-0--2-2--2--2--|--2-2--2--2-2--| G|------------0-0--0--0--|--2-2--2--2-2--| D|-----------------------|--0-0--0--0-0--| E A D|--7-7--7--7-7----7-7----|--5--7--5-------5--| A|--9-9--9--7-7h9--9-7----|--5--7--5-------5--| F|--9-9--9--9-9----9-9-9--|--6--6--6----6-----| C|--9-9--9--9-9----9-9-9--|--7--7--7----7-----| G|--7-7--7--7-7----7-7-7--|--0--0--0--0-0-----| D|--0-0--0--0-0----0-0-0--|-------------------| D D|--5-5--5-4-2-0-0--5--5--|--7-7--7--9--7--| A|--7-7--7-5-3-2-0--5--7--|--9-9--9--10-9--| F|--7-7--7-4-3-2-2--6--6--|--9-9--9--9--9--| C|--0-0--0-0-0-2-2--7--7--|--9-9--9--9--9--| G|-------------0-0--0--0--|--7-7--7--7--7--| D|------------------------|--0-0--0--0--0--|