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From: rickl1@IX.netcom.com (rick)
Peformer: Emmylou Harris 
Album: Spyboy (Eminent Records 1998)
Words and music: Daniel Lanois (Daniel Lanois Songs(SOCAN))


Emmylou Harris    vocals/acoustic guitar
Buddy Miller      guitar/vocals
Daryl Johnson     bass/vocals
Brady Blade       drums/vocals 

The Maker   
  

E C#m    A     E     C#m            A        E 
  Oh, oh deep water, black and cold like the night
A                 B
I stand with arms wide open
E                  A
I've run a twisted line
                      B           E  Esus E Esus E
I'm a stranger in the eyes of the Maker
C#m                     A          E
I could not see for the fog in my eyes
C#m                      A          E
I could not feel for the fear in my life
A                     B              E                A
From across the great divide, In the distance I saw a light
                         B                      E Esus E Esus E
Of Jean Baptiste's  he's walking to me with the Maker
C#m                A        E         C#m      A          E
My body my body is bent and broken by long and dangerous sleep
        A                  B           E            A
I can't work the fields of Abraham and turn my head away
A                         B            E   Esus E Esus E
I'm not a stranger in the hands of the Maker

SOLO

C#m                    A                   E
Brother John, have you seen the homeless daughters
C#m                 A      E 
Standing there with broken wings
       A                B
I have seen the flaming swords
E                  A
There over east of eden
               B           E
Burning in the eyes of the Maker
A              B           E
Burning in the eyes of the Maker
A              B           E
Burning in the eyes of the Maker

drum solo

E
Oh, river rise from your sleep
E
Oh, river rise from your sleep
E
Oh, river rise from your sleep


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