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"From This Oil Can" chords by Dan Andriano

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Dan Andriano has been one of my favorite song writers for a long time. I loved the album Hurricane Season as soon as I heard it and immediately started learning a handful of songs. "From This Oil Can" was one of my favorite songs. I never found a copy of the chords that I felt was just right, so I'm sharing how I play it. If you have suggestions or tweaks, I'd love to hear them. Post them in the comments!

Standard tuning: E-A-D-G-B-E

Capo: 3rd fret


    E   Am  F   G 
E|--0---0---0---0--
B|--1---1---1---3--
G|--0---2---2---0--
D|--2---2---3---0--
A|--3---0---3---2--
E|--X---X---X---3--


Embellishment of C in intro - noted as C*

E|--0---0---0---0--
B|--1---3---5---0--
G|--0---0---0---4--
D|--2---2---2---2--
A|--3---3---3---3--
E|--X---X---X---X--


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Intro: C*  Am  F (repeat x2)


Verse 1: 
      C                      F
See a long time ago I didn't care so much
                Am
I kinda hated myself so much
             F
I watched my head just fly away
         C                           F
Out to a place where the sun doesn't shine so much
               Am
But I loved my bed so much
                 F
'Cause while I'd sleep I'd seem okay


Interlude: 
C*   Am        F            C*     Am    F
           I'd almost seem okay


Verse 2:
    C                           F
And I lost my life on the first try
                 Am
But you found it miles down the line
          F
A swollen face with all these names
             C                       F
And then you kissed the taste back into my tongue
           Am
Sucked the smoke out of my lungs
            F
And then we slept for days and days


Chorus:
    C             Em        F
Now from this oil can
    C                   Em        F
Somehow, there grows an orchid
             C           Am      Em        
And all your leaves were born in ashes
F         G           F 
They will die in the sunlight
              C*      Am    F
Die in the sunlight


Interlude: C*  Am  F


Verse 3:
       C                      F
Well a long time ago I didn't care too much
              Am
But I love to drink so much
         F
I let my heart just float away
         C                                F
Out to a place where the songs they don't mean so much
            Am
I could not feel your touch
               F
Could not feel anything but pain


Chorus:
        C             Em        F
But now from this oil can
    C                   Em        F
Somehow, there grows an orchid
             C           Am      Em        
And all your leaves were born in ashes
F         G           F 
They will die in the sunlight
              C*              F 
Die in the sunlight
        G             C*      F
They'll die in the sunlight
      G             C*      F
We'll die in the sunlig  -  ht
      G             C*        F
We'll die in the sunlight
      G             C
We'll die in the sunlight