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'Cardboard Box Of Batteries' by Kelly Joe Phelps
From 'Slingshot Professionals'

Chords by Doug Floyd

This song has a rhythm and touch all its own. These chords are only my approximations, 
he plays it using an open tuning... probably D (DADF#AD) but I'm not sure...!
This is using regular chords, but it's best to play along with the track first to get 
a feel for the chords changes etc.
Corrections are more than welcome!

Chords here for C#m progression: C#m - C#m (D#bass)  - E -as shown below

E-4---4---4
B-5---5---5
G-6---6---4
D-6---4---6
A-4---6---7
E-4---4---4

A F#bass - A-A bass progression

E-0--0--0
B-0--0--0
G-2--2--2
D-2--2--2
A-2--2--2
E-2--4--5

(E) make a dent in the (A) shovel 
(C#m) run the mud through the (B) sieve
(E) paste your hopes on a (A) wind mill (E) blade
and (B) plant it up on the (E) hill.
a (C#m) pencil sharpened with a (B) putty knife
a (E) pretty girl (let B on 5th string 2 fret ring) as a (A) pretty nun
(A F#bass) maybe you wake and think (B) this is great
i just want somewhere to (E) run.

(E) the walls blend into (C#m) ceilings, (B) and the faces disappear.(E)
(E) never enough time to (A) think it out only (B)time to forget i'm (E) here.
the (A) bill is on the (E) table but i've (A) got no coins for (E) pay
a (C#m) beer half circle around her (B) name. (A F#bass) what the (A G#bass) hell did (A- Abass)  she (B) say? 

(E) the wise are playing (A) tether (E) ball and the (C#m) balls eyes (B) look like (E) mine
(C#m) rolling around on the (B) end of the cord (E) i can't make up for down (A) - (B)
(C#m) I’m a stream lined (C#m d#bass) engine with a (E) cog chipped out of the (A) wheel
i (A F#bass) remember a (A  G#bass) dirty joke or (A- Abass) two but i can't (B)remember the (E) feel.
i (F#m) remember a (F#m G#bass) dirty joke or (F#m Abass) two but i can't (B)remember the (E) feel.

(E) too much time alone i (A) spend. a (B) miser with a nickel (E) worn
(C#m) starving like a (B) mother but i (A) can't let (E) go.
(C#m) i'll spit the hours (C#m D#bass) 'cross the (E) room (let bottom E string ring open) and (A) kick 'em out of the (E) door
hell, (A) you can have them. Just (B) another thing i've got no use (E) for.

(E) and it's funny that this comes out (A) dark. 
it's not that (B) bad there's still a (E) sparkle 
of (C#m) silver in my (B) cavity that plays (A) music in the (passing chord B) winter
i've got a (C#m) card(C#m d#bass) board (E) box of batteries (A) hidden in a tire (B)swing
a (A F#bass) miners (A G#bass) hat with a (A-A bass) light on top (B) and a (C#m) handful of (C#m d#bass) wedding (E) rings.
a (A F#bass) miners (A G#bass) hat with a (A-A bass) light on top (B) and a (C#m) handful of (C#m d#bass) wedding (E) rings.


 

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