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Ball And Chain
Susan Ashton

F#* equals Fm6 - F#
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[ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ]
  C#	     F#*	C#	   F#*
[ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ][ / / / / ]
	C#		  F#*		   C#  F#*
In the middle of the night, wakened by the wind
	   C#		        F#*		 C#   F#*
Or was it something from my past, come to call again?
	   C#		      F#*		 C#     F#*
It was the presence of the pain that I could not escape
	C#		    F#*		       C#   A#m2
And it wrapped around my soul like a ball and chain

Chorus:
F#	   C#    D#m7 C#/E# F#	      G#	  A#m7  G#/B#
All of us have a heartache, all of us have been stained
F#	   C#			D#m7	    C#/E#	 F#6
All of us long for freedom, but there's only one who can break
	       C#   F#*  C#  F#*
This ball and chain

In the middle of the night, wakened by the wind
Or did I hear it call my name like a faithful friend?
It was the presence of the peace that I could not escape
And it wrapped around my soul like a warm embrace

CHORUS

E2		    F#
Facing all my fears knowing that He's near
   F#/C# C#   E2		   F#
I stand tall, healing as His tears wash my lonely years
A#m2	   F#/G#      C#	         F#*
He calls to me in the middle of the night
 C#   F#*  C#   F#*  C#   F#*
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CHORUS (2x)
        D#m7	   C#/E#	 F#6
...But there's only one who can break
 D#m7	    C#/E#	  F#6
There's only one who can break
 D#m7	    C#/E#	  F#6		      C#   F#*  C#  F#*
There's only one who can break this ball and chain

ad lib VAMP and fade



Words and music by Susan Ashton and Phil Madeira
 1991 Birdwing Music/Little Dude Music (ASCAP)(BMI) 

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