Joanna Newsom - Inflammatory Writ chords

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Michael Maher
An attempt at documenting the chords from the rendition by Stocky76

Capo on 3rd Fret

D G D Gmaj7

D		     G	      A7	D
Oh, where is your inflammatory writ
D		  	   G	    A7	        D
Your text that would incite a light, "Be lit"

Our music deserving devotion unswerving

Cry "Do I deserve her?" with unflagging fervor
			        G		A7  D
Well, no you do not, if you cannot get over it

Gmaj7					Bm
But what's it mean when suddenly we're spent, tell me true
Gmaj7					Bm
Ambition came and reared its head, and went far from you
Even mollusks have weddings, though solemn and leaden
But you dirge for the dead, take no jam on your bread
	D		     	  G			 A7   D
Just a supper of salt and a waltz through your empty bed

    F			A7
And all at once it came to me
	Dm			    F
And I wrote and hunched 'till four-thirty
	   Cm	    Gm	
But that vestal light
    A7			   D
It burns out with the night
   G7					Dm
In spite of all the time that we spent on it
One bedraggled ghost of a sonnet
	G			D
While outside, the wild boars root
	   Bm			A7
Without bending a bough underfoot
Oh it breaks my heart
I don't know how they do it
So don't ask me

And as for my inflammatory writ
Well, I wrote it an I was not inflamed one bit
Advice from the master derailed that disaster
He said "Hand that pen over to me, poetaster!"
While across the great plains, keening lovely and awful
Ululate the last Great American Novels
An unlawful lot, left to stutter and freeze, floodlit
D			C			G    A7 D
But at least they didn't run, to their undying credit
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