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The Key To Life Chords
this song is fnger picked. nothin too fancy but still has a real good sound.

i play the riff like this. the song sounds like it just starts without the slide but i 
like the sound of it.

(didnt put the other strings cause there is nothin played on them)

VERSE:
D                                           G
i'd love to hear my daddy playin once again
D                                       A
all the songs he taught me when i was a kid
D                                  G
john henry, ol chelly, and faded love
D                            A               D
id fall to pieces and on the wings of a dove
D                                     G
just a few chords on the bonjo, that was all he knew
D                                         A
in the eyes of a child, man his fingers flew
D                                          G
i practiced and i practiced till i got it right
D                      A                         D
i packed up everything and just took off one night

INTRO RIFF

D                                               G
i made it from the beer joints to the opera stage
D                                                   A
he said the only difference is when youre gettin payed
D                                       G
he didnt care when everybody knew my name
D                        A                        D
he said its all for nothin if you dont stay the same
D                                                           G
and when he died the preacher cried and said he's the lucky one
D                                    A
he's walkin hand in hand with god's only son
D                                                 G
my faith and common sense tell me the preachers right
D                     A                      D
id love to hear the banjoplay for me tonight

CHOROUS:
G                                                  D
and i will honor my father with these words i write down
G                                            D
and as long as i remember he'll always be around
D                                                G
and the pain of losin him cuts like a randall knife
D                            A                       D
i learned a few chords on the banjo was the key to life
D                                                G
ya the pain of loosin him cuts like a randall knife
D                         A                              D
but i learned a few chords on the banjo was the key to life

INTRO RIFF TO END THE SONG.

please rate and im open to suggestions about the chord pattern or riff.
 
 
Vince Gill - The Key To Life Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind The Key To Life Chords:

Vince Gill (born Vincent Grant Gill, April 12, 1957) is an American neotraditional country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s, and as a solo artist beginning in 1983, where his talents as a vocalist and musician have placed him in high demand as a guest vocalist, and a duet partner. Gill has recorded more than twenty studio albums, charted over forty singles on the U.S. Billboard charts as Hot Country Songs, and has sold more than 22 million albums. He has been honored by the Country Music Association with 18 CMA Awards, including two Entertainer of the Year awards and five Male Vocalist Awards. Gill has also earned 19 Grammy Awards, more than any other male Country music artist. In 2007, Gill was inducted into the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame.

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