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Lyr Req: Rock of Ages (G Welch, D Rawlings)

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rock Of Ages (Gillian Welch)
From: Genie
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:00 PM

I recently heard Emmylou Harris do this song with Gilliam Welch and what's-his-name (just drawing a blank at the moment). Great song.

It just dawned on me that you could do this song simultaneously with "Shady Grove" (as a partner song). Very similar tunes and, I think, the same chord sequence.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ROCK OF AGES (G Welch, D Rawlings)
From: masato sakurai
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:42 AM

From HERE.

Words and music: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Album: Hell Among the Yearlings (1998)

Capo: first fret
From: Guitar Picker
ROCK OF AGES

Chorus:
A   
Round round
    (D) (A)
Wanna go round
                      D
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
A            (D)   (A)
When my body gives out
      E             A
Gonna read the final pages

A          (D) (A)
Oh my mother is gone
                     D
She told me I should meet her
A               (D) (A)
Some day streets of gold
      E
Gonna guide me on
   A
To greet her

Once my father sat down
And told me of the prophets
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
They're gone but not forgotten

Round round
Wanna go round
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
Till my body gives out
Gonna read the gospel pages

Moses heard a voice
It called him up the mountain
Forty days had set
When Moses come a-shouting

Chorus

Instrumental break

Round round
Wanna go round
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
Till my body gives out
Gonna read the gospel pages

Chorus

~Masato


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Subject: Lyr Req: Rock Of Ages (Gillian Welch)
From: GUEST,Anita Thumbpick
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 12:12 AM

Can't find Gillian Welch's song "Rock Of Ages" in the DT or forum. The chorus goes something like

"Round, round, gonna go round,
Gonna see the rock of ages.
When my body gives out,
Gonna read my final pages."

Anyone got the full lyrics (and chords--as a reminder of the melody)?


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