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Lyr Req: Bittersweet (Alice Gerrard)

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GUEST,harpy needs your help 23 Oct 18 - 01:17 AM
Jim Dixon 30 Oct 18 - 12:48 AM
leeneia 30 Oct 18 - 11:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Bittersweet by Alice Gerrard
From: GUEST,harpy needs your help
Date: 23 Oct 18 - 01:17 AM

lyrics and chords?

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Subject: Lyr Add: BITTERSWEET (Alice Gerrard)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 12:48 AM

I can do the lyrics; maybe somebody else can work out the chords. I found the recording on Spotify and transcribed this myself:

As recorded by Alice Gerrard on “Bittersweet” (2013)

Hot summer day in my little hometown
House needs paint, kind o’ tumbledown
Just like me, tryin’ to hold on
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

Dusty dark room at the top o’ the house
Air so still an’ quiet as a mouse
Years of my life in a cardboard box
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

Reached inside for the letters he wrote
Handful o’ dust and a trace of hope
Should I read ’em, burn ’em, hold ’em close?
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

Lookin’ at the pictures in my hand
Heartstrings pullin’ to beat the band
Never gonna feel the same again
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

Little piece o’ ribbon ’round a lock o’ hair
Ticket stubs from the county fair
I can still hear the laughter in the air
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

Funny how the mem’ries come to call
When you’re lookin’ at the writin’ on the wall
And it breaks my heart to leave it all
Bittersweet, bittersweet.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bittersweet (Alice Gerrard)
From: leeneia
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 11:41 AM

That's a good song. Thanks, Jim.

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