Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground chords

by Willie Nelson

  • Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground was written by Willie Nelson in 1980 and featured on the film Honeysuckle Rose, (also the album title) in which he starred as a country singer struggling to achieve national fame.
  • Willie Nelson's recording of the song was to be his seventh No. 1 single on the Country charts.
  • Released: 1980 on the album and then released as a single in Jan 1981.
  • Music: Key of A Major in 4/4 time at 90 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: A, A/C#, A7, A7/C#, Bm7, C, C#, C#m, D, D#dim7, E, E7, F#m, G#m
Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note
A Major A/C# A7 A7/C# Bm7 C Major C# Major C#m D#dim7 F#m G#m
A Major A/C# A7 A7/C# Bm7 C Major C# Major C#m D#dim7 F#m G#m

Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
   A                 C#m
1. If you had not've fal-len
   D                     A
   Then I would not have found you
   D              E                A         E7
   An-gel fly-ing too close to the ground |      |
 
 A                       C#m
2. And I patched up your bro-ken wing 
 D                    A
   And hung a-round a while
B7
   Try-ing to keep your spi-rits up
 E                 E7
   And your fe-ver down
 
 A                 C#m
3. I knew some-day-ay 
                        D            C#  C
   That you would fly a-way |  /  /  3&  4&  |
B7                                        E              F#m  G#m 
   For love's the great-est heal-er to be found |  /  /  3&   4&  |
 
      A                    C#m
Chorus: So leave me if you need to, 
      D                 D#dim7
        I will still re-mem-ber
      A                E7               A        A    E7
        An-gel fly-ing too close to the ground |   -     | 

          A    C#m     D     A     D     E     A     E
Instr: |     |      |     |     |     |     |     |     |

          A    C#m     D     A     B7          E
       |     |      |     |     |     |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |

 A         C#m                      D              C#  C
4. Fly on  fly on past the speed of sound |  /  /  3&  4&  |
 B7                                    E             F#m  G#m 
   I'd ra-ther see you up than see you down |  /  /  3&   4&  |
 
      A                         C#m
Chorus: So leave me if you need to,    
      D                 D#dim7
        I will still re-mem-ber
     A                E                  A       D   A     E
       An-gel fly-ing too close to the | ground -  |    -    |

     A                   C#m       A7/C#
       Leave me if you | need to -       |  
     D                 D#dim7
       I will still re-mem-ber
     A                E                  D         A/C#  Bm7         A
       An-gel fly-ing too close to the | ground /  3&    4&  | 1& 2& 3  |
                                                                     𝄑

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