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jiva Lyr/Chords: Passin' Thru (Cash, Scruggs)(& Curtis) (9) RE: Lyr/Chords: Passin' Thru (Cash, Scruggs)(& Curtis) 28 Jun 09


We first heard this Cash/Scruggs song when listening to old recordings of Mike Harding's folk show - the version we heard was by Don Henley (of Eagles fame), and we do it based roughly on that one. Chords we use are D, G, G7 and A7 (capo on 9th fret) and E, A, A7 and B7 (capo on 7th fret).

For the verses we stay on the same chord (D on 9th fret). The additional chords come in for the other parts.

Passin' Thru (Cash/Scruggs)

             D
I have stood upon the mountain, I have seen the other side
             D   
I have wrestled with the devil, I have wrestled with my pride
             D   
And I've been down in the valley, I have stood out in the rain
             D
I have seen my love forsaken, felt the pleasure and the pain


             G                                 
There's one thing that's for certain
                                          D
There's one chord that rings true
         A7      
It's a mighty world we live in
               G                                 D
But the truth is we're only passin' thru

I have cried in tears of sadness, I have cried in tears of joy
I have found a life worth living from the peace within the noise

             G                                 
There's one thing that's for certain
                                        D
There's one chord that rings true
         A7      
It's a mighty world we live in
               G                                 D
But the truth is we're only passin' thru

             G   G7                D
Passin' thru-ooh, passin' thru
             G   G7                D
Passin' thru-ooh, passin' thru
         A7
It's a mighty world we live in
               G                               D
But the truth is we're only passin' thru

I have turned my back on hatred, lying, prejudice and greed
Found future in the present, found hope within a seed

There's one thing that's for certain
There's one chord that rings true
It's a mighty world we live in
But the truth is we're only passin' thru
Passin' thru-ooh, passin' thru
Passin' thru-ooh, passin' thru
It's a mighty world we live in
But the truth is we're only passin' thru
It's a mighty world we live in
But the truth is we're only passin' thru

Jimmy & Val (jiva)
www.jiva.co.uk


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