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Arlo Guthrie - Darkest Hour chords

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Capo 5

It's the tenth of January
      F           G      Am
And I still ain't had no sleep
C                         F
She comes waltzing in the nighttime
Made of wings
She is dressed up like a bandit
       F       G         Am
With a hundred sparkling rings
C              F          G
Looking for my company to keep
F             G
Coming closer to me
    C             F
She doesn't say a word
       F                         G
In the shadow of the carved rock tower
Where the sounds of the night
         F    G         Am
Were the only things we heard
F     G       C
In my darkest hour

She don't want to hear no secrets
          F     G      Am
She would guarantee me that
    C                    F
She knows there ain't no words
That can describe her
With her white silk scarves
        F     G       Am
And her black Spanish hat
    C                    F         G
She knows there ain't no way I can deny her
        F           G
Yes her blue velvet perfume
C              F
Filling up the night
    F                                    G
The guards are all asleep that watch the tower
The moonlight held her breast
       F    G   Am
As she easily undressed
F     G       C
In my darkest hour

Her father's in his chambers
         F           G        Am
with his friends all gathered 'round
         C              F
They are plotting their enemy's 
With their last detail done
     F         G      Am
They await the coming sun
      C            F             G
While I am staring in my lover's eyes
    F                G
Her brothers and her sisters
        C           F
Are all through for tonight
F                                      G
Pretending that they've just come into power
But she far most of all
           F        G    Am
knows that they can only fall
F     G       C
In my darkest hour

Hungry wings, their melodies
         F      G     Am
While my love awakens me
       C            F
In the midst of the sunburst 
first light
Her hands are holding up the skies
     F      G      Am
As I hid my opened eyes
      C                F        
Every move just for herself
And that's so right
       F             G
Soon I went along my way
        C                F
With no words that could explain
   F                           G
As she began descending to the tower
Her safety now concerns me
    F     G         Am
Her circumstance to blame
F     G       C
In my darkest hour
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