The Vow Guitar Chords Cory Branan

The Vow Guitar Chords Cory Branan

[Intro]
D G Bm G

[Verse 1]
Bm
My old man was young once
          G
Or so the photo album claims
D
 Flip the page the baby jumps
     A
Some twenty years and change

[Verse 2]
         Bm
From the cradle to the naval base
  G
A newlywed recruit
            D
Through the boot camp of a family man
     A
In a loose civilian suit

[Bridge]
           G
But it was anchors aweigh now

Singing "Courage, service true"
         Bm           G
All them anchors will weigh you down
   D                 A
If you ain't fit for blue

[Chorus]
     G
What did I know about it then?
D              A
What do I know now?
G
I have known the kind of man
   A                 Bm
It takes to keep the vow
            G
To keep the vow

D G Bm G

[Verse 3]
              Bm
I'd say "Well I just thought…"

And he'd cut me off
        G
Saying ‘That's what you get for thinking'
D                                   A
I remember thinking that's probably not the best lesson for a kid

[Verse 4]
             Bm
And although that was just something he said
       G
When I see what I get with my thinking
         D
I get to thinking he may have been some kinda genius
       A
In the effortless way he just did

[Bridge]
  G
I learned your word is one thing,

You keep it if you give it out
    Bm               G            
But silence fans the fires a man 
  D                      A 
Requires to keep the vow

[Chorus]
     G
What did I know about it then?
D              A
What do I know now?
G
I have known the kind of man
   A                 Bm
It takes to keep the vow
            G
To keep the vow

[Instrumental]
D G Bm G

[Middle 8]
           Am
I could've curled up in one footprint,
          G
One giant laugh, one giant hand
          D
Until the sickness and the treatment
           A
Shrunk him down to just a man

  G
A shrinking man still tinkering with my old busted car
         D                              A
When his wedding ring must've slipped into the muddy yard
   G
At least that's what he figured when he noticed it was gone
      Bm            G            D               A
I can still see him on his knees digging up that lawn

[Verse 5]
Bm                                                     
Now the flag is folded and the numbers are carved, 
     G
Mississippi is glistening green
        D                            
Another summer's softly calling off 
    A                         A7
The search for missing things

[Bridge]
    G
But I have found that something kept 

To keep me company
         Bm                 G             
On these nights when me and my old man 
   D            A
Go digging into dreams

[Chorus]
      G
What did I know about it then?
D              A
What do I know now?
G
I have known the kind of man
   A                 Bm
It takes to keep the vow

      G
I can only hope as I propose
   D               A
To man the outpost now
        G                                 A                 Bm
I'll be armed with memories of the man it takes to keep the vow
            G
To keep the vow

[Outro]
D G Bm G x4
1 year ago

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