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Tune Req: Trouble in the Fields (Nanci Griffith)

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FROM A DISTANCE
IT'S A HARD LIFE


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Subject: trouble in the fields
From: GUEST,soulsent@superaje.com
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 04:24 PM

Looking for tabs to Nanci Griffith's Trouble in the Fields. thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS (Nanci Griffith)
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 04:42 PM

TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS
Nanci Griffith

Baby I know that we've got trouble in the fields
When the bankers swarm like locust out there turning away our yield
The trains roll by our silos, silver in the rain
They leave our pockets full of nothing
But our dreams and the golden grain

Have you seen the folks in line downtown at the station
They're all buying their ticket out and talking the great depression
Our parents had their hard times fifty years ago
When they stood out in these empty fields in dust as deep as snow

(chorus)
And all this trouble in our fields
If this rain can fall, these wounds can heal
They'll never take our native soil
But if we sell that new John Deere
And then we'll work these crops with sweat and tears
You'll be the mule I'll be the plow
Come harvest time we'll work it out
There's still a lotta love, here in these troubled fields

There's a book up on the shelf about the dust bowl days
And there's a little bit of you and a little bit of me
In the photos on every page
Now our children live in the city and they rest upon our shoulders
They never want the rain to fall or the weather to get colder

(repeat chorus)

You'll be the mule I'll be the plow
Come harvest time we'll work it out
There's still a lotta love, here in these troubled fields

E mail sent


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 04:44 PM

Oops, missed that tab is wanted........


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Sorcha
Date: 21 Jul 02 - 04:46 PM

Chords here.


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 10:06 AM

Some years since I last heard this, but I have the feeling that the second line in the lyrics above is not exactly as I remember it.

"When the bankers swarm like locust out there turning away our yield"

Can anybody confirm that these are the correct words ? I am thinking of the version as recorded on "A Woman's Heart", by, if I remember rightly, Maura O'Connell.

Murray


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Noreen
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 01:15 PM

Must be on "A Woman's Heart 2", Murray- not on the first one, and I can't lay my hands on the second one just now.


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 02:14 PM

I have recieved thanks from the requester by e mail. He came back,he just didn't post. (Always nice to know)


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 02:39 PM

Should be "tearing away our yields." Same error in Cowpie. Lyrics and Chords also on Cowpie.


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 04:30 PM

"But if we sell that new John Deere"

Is that right? And if so, someone explain it to me please.

I've heard it time and again, and it's a terrific song - but it's only just occurred to me that I haven't a clue what that bit means.


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Bardford
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 05:50 PM

McGrath - John Deere manufactures tractors, farm equipment and the like.


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jul 02 - 09:33 PM

And there was I sort of thinking is was "John, dear", and trying to work out what "a new" was. Did they have "gnus" on Western farms maybe? (Well, there used to be camels in Arizona one time I seem to remember.)


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Subject: RE: trouble in the fields
From: Declan
Date: 23 Jul 02 - 05:37 AM

Gno it wasn't a gnu.

A John Deere is a wilder beast altogehter.


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Subject: Trouble in our Fields
From: GUEST,erika
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 05:11 PM

I'm looking for the lyrics and guitar chords for 'Trouble in our Fields'. Sara Harmer has covered it but i think it's a Nancy Griffith tune. Was unable to find it in the search.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS (N Griffith)
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 05:40 PM

Discussion on "Trouble in Our Fields

From http://www.e-tabs.org/tab/nanci_griffith/trouble_in_the_fields

Date: 2/16/98; 4:33:00 PM

From: James <Guitar_Picker@bigfoot.com>
Subject: CRD: Trouble_in_the_Fields - Nanci Griffith

From the album "Lone Star State of Mind" 1987

TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS
By Nanci Griffith and Rick West)

G      C                   Bm                  C
Baby I know that we've got trouble in the fields
G C
When the bankers swarm like locusts out there
D7 G Gsus
turning away our yields
G C Bm C
The trains roll by our silo, silver in the rain
G C
And leave our pockets full of nothing
D7 G C/G
but our dreams and the golden grain
 
 
Chorus:

G C D7sus
And all this trouble in our fields
G G/B C
If this rain can fall, these wounds can heal
D7 G C G
They'll never take our native soil
C D7
What if we sell that new John Deere?
G G/B C
And then we'll work these crops with sweat and tear
G Am7
You'll be the mule, I'll be the plow;
Bm7 C
Come harvest time we'll work it out
Am7
There's still a lot of love,
D7 G Gsus
here in these troubled fields
 
 
Have you seen the folks in line downtown at the station?
They're all buying their tickets out
and they're talking the great depression
Our parents had their hard times fifty years ago
When they stood out in these empty fields in
dust as deep as snow
 
Chorus
 
There's a book up on the shelf about those dust bowl days
And there's a little bit of me and a little bit of you
in the photos on every page
Now our children live out in the city
and they rest upon our shoulders
They never want this rain to fall
or the weather to get colder
 
Chorus


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Subject: ADD: TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS (Nanci Griffith)
From: Peace
Date: 11 Sep 05 - 02:56 PM

>From the album "Lone Star State of Mind" 1987

TROUBLE IN THE FIELDS
By Nanci Griffith and Rick West

G      C                   Bm                  C
Baby I know that we've got trouble in the fields
         G                   C
When the bankers swarm like locusts out there
D7                   G Gsus
turning away our yields
G               C            Bm               C
The trains roll by our silo, silver in the rain
             G               C         
And leave our pockets full of nothing
         D7                      G   C/G
but our dreams and the golden grain


Chorus:

G            C               D7sus
And all this trouble in our fields
       G       G/B         C
If this rain can fall, these wounds can heal
                D7               G C G
They'll never take our native soil
          C                  D7
What if we sell that new John Deere?
               G          G/B       C
And then we'll work these crops with sweat and tear
                   G                Am7
You'll be the mule, I'll be the plow;
                  Bm7             C
Come harvest time we'll work it out
                Am7
There's still a lot of love,
D7                         G Gsus
here in these troubled fields


Have you seen the folks in line downtown at the station?
They're all buying their tickets out
and they're talking the great depression
Our parents had their hard times fifty years ago
When they stood out in these empty fields in
dust as deep as snow

Chorus

There's a book up on the shelf about those dust bowl days
And there's a little bit of me and a little bit of you
in the photos on every page
Now our children live out in the city
and they rest upon our shoulders
They never want this rain to fall
or the weather to get colder

Chorus


This is from

E-TABS [guitar tabs archive] - Guitar Tablature for trouble in the ...

Google that or

www.e-tabs.org/tab/nanci_griffith/trouble_in_the_fields

Google that or

click here.

I hope that is the right song.

BTW, note the title and co-authorship.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Troubled Fields Nanci Griffith
From: open mike
Date: 12 Sep 05 - 12:10 AM

I love how they rhyme station and depression..
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