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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  January 15, 2000
Album:  Long Stretch Of Lonesome
Written by: Gary Scruggs/Tony Arata
Note: You need to hold down two chords at the same time in order
to catch the timing.  So you make a combination chord of Bb and F
so that you can keep the C note droning.  This will be a four finger
chord and all you need to do is remove one finger to change from Bb to F.    
The number over the number is the chord change just remove the finger 
that's holding 3 (Bb) once removed you now have F.  It will have to be a bar 
chord so you can play the alternating bass.

F and Bb chord held at the same time  =  
XXX2XX     X is just to prevent misalignment in this transcription
113311
These numbers represent the frets and not fingers. Its read bass to 
treble or starting with the 6th String to the 1st string reading left to 
right.  


            LONG STRETCH OF LONESOME   Patty Loveless

Intro chords  Using the combination chord Bb&F     2
    Bb       F(just remove finger holding the 3 on 3   )
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----1--------1-----
----1--------1-----
----1--------1-----
-1-----------------
--------1----------

       Bb         F             Bb                 F
Never mind the struggle  Never mind these tears I cry
           Bb                 F         Bb              C   
Through it all I will stay humble AS I keep a watchful eye
           Dm                                     Bb
For that sweeter change of fortune That's closer now than it's been
             Dm                              Bb
Where the memories that haunt me are gonna someday be my friend
            F               C                 Bb      F 
When that long strtch of lonesome comes to an end
    Bb          F          Bb            F
On some crazy river but I still have control
       Bb          F                Bb                C     
And I will not surrender I'll stay true to heart and soul
           Dm                   Bb 
There's a sea fo love awaiting Down at the river's end
Dm                          Bb
There I'll drown my sorrow there I'll live again
           F                 C                 Bb  F
When that long stretch of lonesome come to an end
               C                        Bb                F
Oh when that long stretch of lonesome finally comes to an end
             C                       Bb                  C    
My heart belonging to someone it'll never be longing a-gain
          Dm                                 Bb
And the shadows that have dogged me Since I can't remember when
  Dm                           Bb  
Finally give quarter to the sunlight on my skin
            F                C                 Bb  F         
When that long stretch of lonesome comes to an end   go to lead
          Dm                                 Bb
And the shadows that have dogged me since I can't remember when
   Dm                          Bb   
Finally give quarter to the sunlight on my skin
            F               C                 Dm               Bb
When that long stretch of lonesome When that long stretch of lonesome
           F                 C                 Bb   F
When that long stretch of lonesome comes to an end


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