Walk The Line Guitar Chord Chart

Welcome to the Walk The Line guitar chord chart by the late great Johnny Cash. I like Johnny's songs because they tend to be pretty straight forward for beginner guitar students. You can also do some fun strum variation like the one I have below. It is an eighth note strumming pattern where we alternate playing just the base note of the chord (the lowest note) and then strumming the rest of the chord. We call this Boom Chuck strumming.

The Bass note is marked in the strumming pattern as B.

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Walk The Line Guitar Chord Chart
By Johnny Cash

                 E                                           A 
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine 
                  E                                  A 
I keep my eyes wide open all the time 
                   D                                    A 
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds 
                            E                      A 
Because you're mine I walk the line 

               E                              A 
I find it very, very easy to be true 
               E                                             A 
I find myself alone when each day is through 
                 D                        A 
Yes, I'll admit I'm a fool for you 
                            E                     A 
Because you're mine I walk the line 
                   E                                   A 
As sure as night is dark and day is light 
I keep you on my mind both day and night 
                  D                                               A  
And happiness I've known proves that it's right 
                           E                      A 
Because you're mine I walk the line 
                       E                                    A 
You've got a way to keep me on your side 
                        E                                      A 
You give me cause for love that I can't hide 
                  D                                       A 
For you I know I'd even try to turn the tide 
                           E                      A 
Because you're mine I walk the line

This file is the author's own work and represents her interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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