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Words and music: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Album: Hell Among the Yearlings (1998)
From: Guitar Picker

Rock of Ages

Capo: first fret

Chorus:
A    
Round round
     (D) (A)
Wanna go round
                      D
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
A            (D)   (A)
When my body gives out 
      E              A
Gonna read the final pages

A           (D) (A)
Oh my mother is gone
                     D
She told me I should meet her
A               (D) (A)
Some day streets of gold
      E
Gonna guide me on
   A
To greet her

Once my father sat down
And told me of the prophets
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
They're gone but not forgotten

Round round
Wanna go round
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
Till my body gives out 
Gonna read the gospel pages

Moses heard a voice
It called him up the mountain
Forty days had set
When Moses come a-shouting

Chorus

Instrumental break

Round round
Wanna go round
Wanna see the Rock of Ages
Till my body gives out 
Gonna read the gospel pages

Chorus


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