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Mavis Staples/Jeff Tweedy You Are Not Alone

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You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples (Jeff Tweedy)

 

You're not alone, I'm with you, I'm goin' there too

What's that song, can't be sung... by two?

 

A broken home, a broken heart

Isolated and afraid

Open up this is a raid

I wanna get it through to you

You're not alone

 

You're not alone, every night, I stand in your place

Every tear, on every face, tastes the same

 

A broken dream, a broken heart

Isolated and afraid

Open up this is a raid

I'm gonna get it through to you

You're not alone

 

 

An open hand, an open heart

There's no need to be afraid

Open up this is a raid

I wanna get it through to you

You're not alone

I wanna get it through to you

You're not alone

I'm gonna get it through to you

You're not alone

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I've only given it a couple listens, but the guitar seems to be tuned down a full step (tune all the strings down E to D, A to G, etc.)

 

then, in that tuning, it's a Bm (actually Am when stepped down, etc.), then Em (actually Dm) (that trades up to Bm a few times), then to G (that trades up to C a few times), then Am and C. I can write it out later, but if you'll just tune everything down a whole step, it's fairly straightforward. hope that helps.

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You Are Not Alone

 

Mavis Staples' version-Tune Down a whole step

Jeff Tweedy's version-Standard

 

Em*=024000

G/Ab=Just hit the 4th fret on the low E string

 

Intro
Bm   Em   Bm  Em   
G     C      G 

Bm                Em
You are not alone 
Bm        Em

Im with you

                   G       C       G
Im lonely too

Bm             Em          Em*
What's that song
                         Am7          G        C      G
That can't be sung by two.
C

A broken home,

G
A broken heart,
Am                Em

Isolated and afraid,
G          G/Ab          Am

Open up this is a raid,

                                       C
I wanna get it through to you,

                  G            C    G
You're not alone.



Bm             Em
You're not alone,

Bm     Em
Every night,

C                     G           C      G
I stand in your place.

Bm     Em     Em*
Every tear,
            Am7

On every face,

                  G             C     G
Tastes the same.

C
A broken dream,

G
A broken heart,

Am                Em
Isolated and afraid,

G              G/Ab         Am
Open up this is a raid,
                                          C

I'm gonna get it through to you,

                     G      C    G
You're not alone.



Bm   Em    Bm   Em
G       C      G
Bm   Em    Em   Bm
Am7          G

C
An open hand,

G
An open heart,

Am                             Em
There's no need to be afraid,

G            G/Ab        Am
Open up this is a raid,
                                       C

I wanna get it through to you,

                  G                G/Ab        Am
You're not alone.

                                             C
I wanna get it through to you,

                  G          G/Ab        Am
You're not alone.

                                                C
I'm gonna get it through to you,

                  G
You're not alone.

 

This is as close as I can put the chords because the code moving them around.

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