Date: Fri, 05 Apr 1996 10:09:06 +1000
From: Phil Shields <cablesat@albury.NET.AU>

Here is one Iris Dement song I have transposed for the BASS
guitar.I reckon that it should be OK for the 6 stringers.

Let The Mystery Be   (Iris DeMent) From the Infamous Angels CD.

A BASS RUN is denoted inside a [  ]

  FF           Bb Bb              CC            FC
Everybody is wonderin' what and where they all come from.
  FF           Bb Bb                            CC
Everybodys a worryin' 'bout where they're gonna go
When the whole things done.
FF                     Bb Bb
But no one knows for certain
        FF               Bb Bb
And so it's all the same to me.
FF                           CC        [FC FCDE]
I think I'll just let the mystery be.

FF                         Bb Bb
Some say once gone you're gone forever
CC                              FC
And some say you're gonna come back.
FF                        Bb Bb
Some say you rest in the arms of the savior
CC                     FC
If in sinful ways you lack.
FF                           Bb Bb
Some say that they're comin' back in a garden
CC                                FC
Bunch of carrots and little sweet peas.
FF                             CC
I think I'll just let the mystery be.


FF                           Bb Bb
Some say they're goin' to a place called glory
CC                            FC
and I aint' sayin' it aint' a fact.
FF                             Bb Bb
But I've heard that I'm on the road to purgatory 
CC                             FC
And I don't like the sound of that.
[     FF A A#A#  ][       FF A A#A#            ] [A# A FF]
I believe in love and I live my life accordingly 
       CC                           [FC FCDE]
But I choose to let the mystery be.


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Date: 2/8/97; 10:04:33 AM
From: Stephen <>
Subject: Song Submission - Shores of Jordan by Iris De Ment

Written and sung by Iris De Ment on the album "My Life".  Transcribed by S. Davidson


I (C) looked up into heaven,
I thought I'd (F) solve life's myste (C) ries.
I (C) observed the constellations for a (G) clue to my destiny.
But the (C) rhyme of life confounds me,
Things will (F) be as things will (C) be.
So I'll (C) dance the shores of Jordan 'till the (G) angels carry (C) me.

I travelled to a prison,
Saw my share of shattered dreams.
Were the tables slightly tilted I could be bound they could be free.
But I believe no tear goes wasted,
And so I fell there on my knees.
And vowed I'd dance the shores of Jordan 'till the angels carried me.


I'm gonna (F) let my feet go dancing to my (C) very favourite song,
'Cause I (C) know my time for leaving is bound to (D) come before too (G) long.
And there (C) ain't no way of me knowing how (F) tomorrow's gonna (C) be,
So I'll just (C) dance the shores of Jordan (G) 'till the angels carry (C) me.

I saw a weary traveller heading down a dusty road.
I said, "Friend may I help you, it seems you haul a heavy load."
And he said, "Although my burden's heavy, in my heart I'm travelling light.
So I can cross old river Jordan when I'm called to the other side."


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