Diamond in the Rough in guitar acoustic version maybe one of your liked song. Not only enjoying the song but you can play “Diamond in the Rough by Shawn Colvin” using guitar too. Yes .. this music by may also be played by that instrument. But, before that, you must know its guitar chords.

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Yups, guitar is hard to study in the beginning, but gets easier the longer you stick with it. The more you practice, the easier guitar will feel to play the music.

“Diamond in the Rough” guitar chords has rhythm and included in “Steady On (1989)” album.

Diamond in the Rough by Shawn Colvin Guitar Chords


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Diamond In The Rough

(Shawn Colvin, J. Leventhal)

Guitar: double-dropped-D tuning (DADGBD – low to high),
capo VIII.


C: D A D G B D


G/D: G:

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[B] [B]
A: D:

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C/D: D:

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Notes: Please forgive some of my chord names. I have no idea what
the proper names should be. Also, there is a lot of hammering-on
and pulling-off going on throughout the song, which I haven’t
bothered to show here, but which, if you watch her ACL video,
you will quickly pick up. I don’t think listening to her CD
will help much with all the background instruments drowning
out her guitar sound.

Intro: G/D G D G G/D G D A D

(repeat same progression throughout each verse)


1: As a little girl I came down to the water
With a little stone in my hand
It would shimmer and sing and we knew everything
As a little girl I came down

2: But in a little while I got steeped in authority
Heaven only knows what went wrong
There is nothing so cruel than to bury that jewel
When it was mine all along, I’m gonna find it

[A]You’re [C]shi[A]ning[D], I can [C]see [D]you
[A]You’re [C]smi[A]ling[D], that’s[C] eno[D]ugh
[A]I’m [C]hol[A]ding [D]on to [G]you, like a [D]diamond [G]in [G/D]the r[D]ough

3: Every now and then I can see that I’m getting somewhere
Where I have to go is so deep
I was angry back then and you know I still am
I have lost too much sleep, but I’m gonna find it

(repeat Refrain)
Like a diamond in the rough

4: In my dreams I go down by the water
With a little girl in my arms
And we shimmer and sing, and we know everything
In my dreams I go down

Like a diamond in the rough

\ /
^ –“I went to the funeral and Lord it made me happy…”
(Lyle Lovett)

If you wanna learn Shawn Colvin Diamond in the Rough guitar chords, you need to learn the 5 major chords, C major, A major, G major, E major, and D major. The reason we take all major chords is that the minor versions of any of these chords only lack few adjustments. Each one of those minor chords is fully based on its major counterpart.

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