e: Mon, 11 May 1998 21:57:01 EDT From: TerryADay
Subject: g/griffith/cradle_of_the_interstate.crd ============================================================ "Cradle of the Interstate" by Nanci Griffith from the Movie Soundtrack, "Falling from Grace" Starring John Cougar Mellancamp and Mariel Hemingway Producers: John Cougar Mellencamp, Mike Wanchic Recorded at Belmont Mall Studio, Belmont, Indiana. Label: Mercury, Released: Feb 18, 1992 Chart by Terry Day: e-mail: TerryADay@aol.com ============================================================ This song is relatively easy to play, even if you aren't a seasoned finger- picker, as, for the most-part, there are no real intricate finger-picking patterns. Simply pick the bass string and then the 321 or 421, whatever you like. It's actually more complicated, but it'll still sound good. (The bridge is strummed down only.) If you need help, or you hear something I didn't, please e-mail me at: TerryADay@aol.com. ============================================================ Capo Third Fret, preferably on a 12-string acoustic Chords: G 320033 Cmaj7 032000 Fmaj7 003210 C/G 032013 D 000232 Bm 224432 C 032013 Intro: G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G G Cmaj7 It's crystal breakin' in the light of day Fmaj7 C/G It's the heat of the moon that's gone it's way G Cmaj7 And everybody's packin' their wings to fly home Fmaj7 D G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G Leavin' me here in the cradle of the interstate alone. G Cmaj7 And fair-weathered friends are a damned disease Fmaj7 C/G They drink my wine and take my money G Cmaj7 Fools are reachin' for a dim spotlight shine Fmaj7 If you want that shine D G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G You're gonna have to write your own damn lines. Fmaj7 Cmaj7 It turns a warm heart cold Bm C G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C Hey, clear this road--and let me by. G Cmaj7 I got fog in the foothills of Tennessee Fmaj7 C/G It's the catskill mountains and the blue ridge behind me G Cmaj7 Toppin' my list on all I need Fmaj7 D G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G It's a warm cup of coffee and a bottle of whiskey beside me. G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C G Cmaj7 I work so hard to build this livin Fmaj7 C/G In a business of hard lines where nobody's sharin' G Cmaj7 Fools chase the tails of that top 40 flight Fmaj7 Hell, the only friend that holds me D G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G Is the cradle of the interstate at night. Fmaj7 Cmaj7 It turns a warm heart cold Bm C G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C Hey, clear this road--and let me by. G Cmaj7 It's crystal breakin' in the light of day Fmaj7 C/G It's the heat of the moon that's gone it's way G Cmaj7 And everybody's packin' their wings to fly home Fmaj7 D G Leavin' me here in the cradle of the interstate alone. G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 D G Lullab-y, roll me gently in this cradle of the interstate home. (3x) G Cmaj7 Fmaj7 C/G Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo.