Alison Krauss - Jacobs Dream Guitar Chords

Alison Krauss

bluegrass, folk, lilith, progressive bluegrass

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: Dm, Amadd4, Csus2, G/B, G, Bb, F, C
CAPO 4

Intro picking

e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-----1h3---3---3-1h3-3-3---------|-----3-----3-3-3-3---3-3-----3-3-|
G|-----0h2---2---2-0h2-2-2-2-0-----|-----5-----5-5-5-5---5-5-----5-5-|
D|-----------------0-------0---3---|-2---2-----3-3-3-2-------2p0-----|
A|-----------------0-------0-----0-|-0---0-----------0-------0-------|
D|-0-----------------------------0-|-0-------------------------------|
   Dm                                Amadd4

e|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
B|-3-3-----3-3-3-3-----3-3---------|-----1h3---1-1-3-----3-----------|
G|-2-2-----0-0-0-0-----0-0---------|-----0h2---0-0-2-----2---------2-|
D|---------------------------------|---------------------------0-----|
A|-----0h3---------3p0-------0-----|-----------------------------0---|
D|-0-----------------------3---3---|-0-------0-------0-------0-------|
   Dm              Csus2             Dm



[INTRO]
Dm | Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |


[VERSE 1]
                               2/4                      4/4
       Dm                     |                        |Csus2
In the spring of 1856 with the snow still on the ground,
                                 2/4                      4/4
    G/B              Dm         |Csus2      G/B          |Dm
Two little boys were lost in the mountains above the town
                                      2/4               4/4
    Dm                               |                 |Csus2
The father went out hunting the boys had stayed behind
                                        2/4
      G/B           Dm                 |Csus2    G/B          |
While Mother tended to her chores, they wandered from her side


[INTERLUDE 1] (variation on [INTRO])
4/4
Dm | Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |


[VERSE 2]
                                        2/4               4/4
    Dm                                 |                 |Csus2
The two had gone to follow him and lost their way instead
                                         2/4                      4/4
   G/B                Dm                |Csus2    G/B            |Dm
By dusk, the boys had not been found and fear had turned to dread
                                           2/4               4/4
    Dm                                    |                 |Csus2
Two hundred men had gathered there to comb the mountain side
                                            2/4                        4/4
    G/B                     Dm             |Csus2        G/B          |Dm
The fires were built on the highest peak in hopes they'd see the light


[CHORUS]
   G                    Dm
Oh Mommy and Daddy, why can't you hear our cries?
                        2/4                   4/4
    Dm                 |Dm      Csus2        |Dm
The day is almost over, soon it will be night...
                                  2/4                4/4
G                                |Dm                |Amadd4
We're so cold and hungry, and our feet are tired and sore
                              2/4                 4/4
   Bb              Csus2     |F        Amadd4    |Dm
We promise not to stray again from our ca  -  bin door


[INTERLUDE 2] (another variation on [INTRO])
  4/4
( Dm )| Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |


[VERSE 3]
                                        2/4                4/4
     Dm                                |                  |Csus2
Now, Jacob Dibert woke one night from a strange and eerie dream
                                        2/4                     4/4
   G/B               Dm                |Csus2    G/B           |Dm
He saw a path between  two hills near a dark and swollen stream
                                         2/4                4/4
   Dm                                   |                  |Csus2
He told his wife he saw the boys huddled close beside a log
                                             2/4              4/4
    G/B                 Dm                  |C      G/B      |Dm 
For two more nights the dream returned, this vision sent from God


[CHORUS]
   G                    Dm
Oh Mommy and Daddy, why can't you hear our cries?
                        2/4                   4/4
    Dm                 |Dm      Csus2        |Dm
The day is almost over, soon it will be night...
                                  2/4                4/4
G                                |Dm                |Amadd4
We're so cold and hungry, and our feet are tired and sore
                              2/4                 4/4
   Bb              Csus2     |F        Amadd4    |Dm
We promise not to stray again from our ca  -  bin door


[INTERLUDE 3] (another variation on [INTRO])
  4/4
( Dm )| Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |
  Dm  | Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |


[VERSE 4]
                                             2/4                 4/4
  Dm                                        |                   |Csus2
A thousand men had searched in vain the west side of Bob's creek
                                        2/4                 4/4
    G/B               Dm               |Csus2   G/B        |Dm
But Jacob's wife knew of this place and said to travel east
                                      2/4                 4/4
       Dm                            |                   |Csus2
With a guide to take him there, Jacob came upon the scene
                                    2/4
    G/B           Dm               |Csus2        G/B          |Dm
And found the boys cold and still beneath the old   birch tree


[FINAL CHORUS 1]
   G                     Dm
Oh mommy and daddy, look past the tears you cry
                             2/4                4/4
                            |Dm       C        |Dm
We're both up in Heaven now, God is by our side
                                  2/4             4/4
G                                |Dm             |Amadd4
As you lay us down to rest in the presence of the Lord
                           2/4                 4/4
Bb                Csus2   |F       Amadd4     |Dm
Know that we will meet you here at Hea - ven's door


[FINAL CHORUS 2] (repeat of [FINAL CHORUS 1])
   G                     Dm
Oh mommy and daddy, look past the tears you cry
                             2/4                4/4
                            |Dm       C        |Dm
We're both up in Heaven now, God is by our side
                                  2/4             4/4
G                                |Dm             |Amadd4
As you lay us down to rest in the presence of the Lord
                           2/4                 4/4
Bb                Csus2   |F       Amadd4     |Dm
Know that we will meet you here at Hea - ven's door


[OUTRO] (another variation on [INTRO])
  4/4
( Dm )| Amadd4 | Dm Csus2 | Dm |

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