More songs by Indigo Girls

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
- T-rev

"LOVE'S RECOVERY" by Indigo Girls
From their 1989 self-titled album
Written by Emily Saliers
Transcribed by T-rev

Standard tuned, normal capo 1st fret while also capoing the
bottom five strings at the 3rd fret. I'd call this capoing
"drop-D-style +1".

INTRO:  D5  Dsus4  Dadd4  Dsus2  (2×)

               D               G
    During the time of which I speak
           %                      D
    It was hard to turn the other cheek
  G        %            A11   A7
    To the blows of insecurity
    Feeding the cancer of my intellect
    The blood of love soon neglected
    Lay dying in the strength of its impurity

              G          %               E7/G#    %
Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
            A                %        G                      %
They've all gone & left each other in search of fairer weather
       D               G                 A11
And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
            A7                 D5     Dsus4  Dadd4  Dsus2
To the slim chance of love's recovery

    There I am in younger days star gazing
    Painting picture perfect maps
    Of how my life and love would be
    Not counting the unmarked paths of misdirection
    My compass, faith in love's perfection
    I missed ten million miles of road I should have seen

Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together
Left each other one by one on the road of fairer weather
And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast
To the slim chance of love's recovery

        Asus4           %
        Rain soaked and voice choked
             Cadd9            %
        Like silent screaming in a dream
          D              %           %      E7
        I search for our absolute distinction
        Asus4          %
        Not content to bow and bend
               Cadd9                 %
        To the whims of culture that swoop like vultures
        D          %    Bm         %
        Eating us away, eating us away
        G          %            A13     A7   A13   A7
        Eating us away to our extinction

    Oh how I wish I were a trinity
    So if I lost a part of me
    I'd still have two of the same to live
    But nobody gets a lifetime rehearsal
    As specks of dust we're universal
    To let this love survive would be
                 A13                A7    A13   A7
    The greatest gift that we could give

Tell all the friends who think they're so together
That these are ghosts and mirages
All these thoughts of fairer weather
Though it's storming out I feel safe within the arms
Of love's discovery

Transcribed 2022-01-18 by T-rev
More tab available at

Chords relative to 3rd fret capo
o = open to 1st fret capo
o0023x D5
o0003x Dsus4
o0403x Dadd4
o0203x Dsus2
3x003x G5
x0203x A11
x0202x A7
420130 E7/G#
x32030 Cadd9
o30232 D7
x24432 Bm
x04030 A13

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