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Cool Wooden Crosses
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                               COOL WOODEN CROSSES
                          As recorded by Chris Whitley
                      (From the 1997 Album TERRA INCOGNITA)

Words and Music by Chris Whitley
Transcribed by Kahlon

**NOTE: The real version of this song is preformed in 
        DADADE tuning, as most Chris Whitley's songs are
        not played in standard tuning.  This version is
        my translation into standard tuning and lacks
        Chris's flare, but is sonically similar.  Good
        for those of us who (unfortunately) don't have
        the time to keep changing tunings!  Also the 
        timing is approximate, you'll get the feel once
        you start playing.  Enjoy!


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - Acoustic/resonator

BPM=64

 Intro
  Gtr I
|------------------------|-------------------------|
|---3-5------------------|---------3---------------|
|--------------------2s4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-----------|
|--------------------2s4-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5---4-4s5-|
|------------------------|-------------x-5-x-4-4s5-|
|------------------------|---------------3-x-2-2s3-|


|-----------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------------|---------3-3---------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2s4s2-2-2-2-x-----------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2s4s2-2-2-2-x-5-x-4-4s5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-------------x-5-x-4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-x-2-2s3-|


                               Verse
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2-------------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------------5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-3-2s3-3-3-|
                                    From bitter to empty...

|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2--------------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------------5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-3-2s3-3-3--|
                                   Go the bridges through town

|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2--------------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------------5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-3-2s3-3-3--|
                                    From valley to valley...

                               Chorus
|-----------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------------------------|-----------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---4s2-2-2-x-2-2-------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------x-----4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------2-2s3-|
                                   Before  she  burns 

|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------x-x---x-|-(x)-2s4s2-2-2-x-2-2-------|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x-5-x-|-(x)-2s4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x-5-x-|-(x)-----------x-----4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2-----3---|---------------------2-2s3-|
  them    down  ...                       Before she burns

|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-----------------------x-x-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2------2--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0-|
  them    down   ...

                               Verse
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2-------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7---------------5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------3-3-2s3-3-3-|
                                  Well they gather by bridges

|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2--------------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------------5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-3-2s3-3-3--|
  ...                             Many miles a-bove the ground

|---------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0--|
|---------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0--|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0--|
  ...                             In    a    tower    of

                               Chorus
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---4s2-2-2-x-2-2-------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5-|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7---------x-----4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------2-2s3-|
  mirrors  ...                       Before she burns

|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-----------------------x-x---x-|-(x)-2s4s2-2-2-x-2-2-------|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x-5-x-|-(x)-2s4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x-5-x-|-(x)-----------x-----4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2-----3---|---------------------2-2s3-|
   them   down   ...                       Before she burns

|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-----------------------x-x-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2------2--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0-|
   them   down   ...                  Before she burns th -

                               Verse
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2-------------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7---------------5-5-4s5-5-5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------3-3-2s3-3-3-|
  em     down                      Hear the peals of opinion

|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------------------------|------------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|---2-2-2s4s2-2-2--------------|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5-2-2-2s4s2-2-2-5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4s|=5---------------5-5-4s5-5-5--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2s|=3---------------3-3-2s3-3-3--|
  ...                            Weigh your words to waste no

|---------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0--|
|---------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0--|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2--|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0--|
 sound ...                      Cool wooden crosses on

                               Chorus
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-----------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---4s2-2-2-x-2-2-------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5-|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7---------x-----4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------2-2s3-|
 the mountain                        Before she burns 

|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-----------------------x-x-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2------2--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0-|
  them    down   ...                  Before she burns th -

|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|-------------------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---4s2-2-2-x-2-2---------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-4s2-2-2-x-2-2-4-4s5---|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7---------x-----4-4s5---|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------2-2s3---|
 em      down                        Before she burns

|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-------------------------------0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-----0-|
|-----------------------x-x-----2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-------5-----5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5s4-4-4-x-x--4--2-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-x-2-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3s2-2-2------2--0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-0-|
  them    down   ...                  Before she burns th -
                               OUTRO
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|---------------------------|
|-3-3-3-3-3-------------------|---------3-3---------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-2-x-5s4-4-4s2-2---|---2s4s2-2-2-2-x-----------|
|-0-0-0-0-0-0-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-5s|=7-2s4s2-2-2-2-x-5-x-4-4s5-|
|-x-x-x-x-x---x-3s2-2-2s0-0-5s|=7-------------x-5-x-4-4s5-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----------------3s|=5---------------3-x-2-2s3-|
  em    down
 (fade)
|-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------|
|-----------x-x-----x---x-x---|
|-5-5-5-5---x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-x-x-5s4-x-4-x-x-4-|
|-3-3-3-3-3-----3s2---2-----2-|


                                        for Sophia


Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 s   - legato slide
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 x   - mutted string


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