Dwight Yoakam - A Promise You Cant Keep Guitar Chords

Dwight Yoakam

country, country rock, cowboy western, nashville sound

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: A, D, E, B
[Intro]
A

[Verse]
            D                    A
I heard you swear your love this morning,
                        E            A
And it caught me almost wanting to believe.
                 D                   A
The three little words that serve as warning,
                   E                 A
And say its just a promise you can't keep.

[Chorus]
D
 A statement that's been so used,
A
 I felt compelled to tell you.
E                              A
 But knew there wasn't much to say.
D
 I could have threatened leavin',
A
 Or listed hopeless reasons,
B                              E
 If I didn't have this need to stay.

A            D                  A
Three little words should be my warning,
                            E                 A
'Cause I know that's just a promise you can't keep.

[Instrumental]
A  D  A    E  A

[Chorus]
D
 A statement that's been so used,
A
 I felt compelled to tell you.
E                              A
 But knew there wasn't much to say.
D
 I could have threatened leavin',
A
 Or listed hopeless reasons,
B                              E
 If I didn't have this need to stay.
A            D                  A
Three little words should be my warning,
                            E                 A
'Cause I know that's just a promise you can't keep.

[Outro]
            D                    A 
I heard you swear your love this morning.

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