Over My Head
Martin Sexton

Martin Sexton
Black Sheep
Unfortunately Marty skipped this one during his Syracuse show,
because I think it is one of the best on the album.  He does
some great picking during this, so expect to work for a while.
Use your thumb on 6th string throughout.  Good luck!


Tuning: DADGad (low to high) INTRO: D G D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-2h4-2h4p0-----------|-----------------|-----2h4p2---0-------|-----------------| a:-----------0---------|---5-------------|---------------------|-----5---4///5---| G:-------------------0-|-----0-----0-----|-----------------0---|-------0---------| D:-------------0---0-0-|-------0---0-----|---------------------|---------------0-| A:---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-----------------| D:-0-------------4---5-|---------5---5\\-|-0-------------4---5-|-----------------| D G D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-----2h4p2---0-------|---7-----7-------|-----2h4p2---0-------|-------------------------| a:---0-----------------|-----------5---5-|---------------------|---5---------------------| G:-----------------0---|-----------------|-----------------0---|-----0-------------------| D:---------------------|-------------0---|---------------------|-------0-----------------| A:---------------------|-----------------|---------------------|-------------------------| D:-0-------------4---5-|-------5---------|-0-------------4---5-|---------8/10---12-10\\\-|
The verse goes like this: I'm lookin' out...ocean this boy in a boat that I am D G D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-------0---------|---7-----7-------|-------0---------|---4-----4-------| a:-----0-----------|---5-----5-------|-----0-----------|---5-----5-------| G:-----------------|-----------------|-------------0---|-----------------| D:---------0---0---|---------------0-|---------0-------|---------------0-| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D:-0---------4---5-|-------5-----5---|-0---------4---5-|-------5-----5---| Through the haze I can...glimpse of the damage that's been done D G D G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-------0---------|-------7---------|-------0---------|---4-----4-------| a:-----0-----------|-------5---------|-----0-----------|---5-----5-------| G:-----------------|-------------0---|-------------0---|-----------------| D:---------0---0---|-------------0---|---------0-------|---------------0-| A:-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D:-0---------4---5-|---------5---5---|-0---------4---5-|-------5-----5---|
Chorus: I raise the anchor raise these tired hands E5 F#5 G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-----------------|-----------------|-------7-----7---|-----7-------7-7-| a:-----------------|-----------------|-------5-----5---|-----5-------5-5-| G:-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0-0-| D:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-0-----0-----0---|-----0-------0-0-| A:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-----------------|-----------------| D:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-5---------------|---5-------------| No direction and my pockets full of sand I'm over my... E5 F#5 G A + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-----------------|-----------------|-------7---7-7-7-|-7-----7-7-7-7-7-| a:-----------------|-----------------|-------5---5-5-5-|-7-----7-7-7-7-7-| G:-----------------|-----------------|-0-----0---0-0-0-|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-| D:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-0-----0---0-0-0-|-0-----0-0-0-0-0-| A:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-----------------|-----------------| D:-2-----2-----2-2-|-4-----4-----4---|-5---------------|-7---------------| For rest of chorus, ad-lib parts of intro
Bridge section (play twice): I turn my...winds that blow face the storm...as I know E5 F#5 G E5 F#5 G + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + d:-----------------|---7-----7---7---|-----------------|---7-----7---7---| a:-----------------|---5-----5---5---|-----------------|---5-----5---5---| G:---------------0-|---0-----0---0---|---------------0-|---0-----0---0---| D:-2---2-----4---0-|---0-----0---0---|-2---2-----4---0-|---0-----0---0---| A:-2---2-----4-----|-----------------|-2---2-----4-----|-----------------| D:-2---2-----4---5-|-------5---------|-2---2-----4---5-|-------5---------|
play intro I'm lookin' out into the ocean this boy in a boat that I am Through the haze I can catch a glimpse of the damage that's been done Miles like minutes they pass as I row and I count them in my head Further and further I seem to go from the home that I once made
CHORUS I raise the anchor raise these tired hands No direction and my pockets full of sand I'm over my head
In the first few days of my journey friends and strangers came aboard my ship Until the gifts of their passing crowded my quarters with gold I've got no room for them anymore for I feel I might go under My anchor's tangled in weeds down below as I heed the distant thunder calling me
CHORUS I raise the question that's in front of me Clear as the sun I feel through the haze I'll never see I'm over my head on the crazy ocean I'm over my head on a stormy sea I'm over my head with a clear commotion I'm over my head and it's killing me
BRIDGE I'll raise my bow to the winds that blow Face the storm face to face as I know She's banging hard on my cabin door I face my fear face to face and what's more C* B* She's in front of me she's in front of me A C* And then she's gone for just a while and I'm crying I'm over my head play ad-libbed intro for end end on GaddA

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Created on 2-28-98 by
Daniel E. Smith.