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Jonathan Coulton - Creepy Doll tab

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In a town in the woods at the top of a hill

There’s a house where no one lives

So you take a big bag of your big city money there.. and buy it

Then at night when the house is dark

And you’re all alone there’s a noise upstairs

At the top of the stairs there’s a door so you take a deep breath and try it

        F                    C                Dm              Am

And the flashlight shows you something moving just inside the door

          F                    C                D                E

There’s a tattered dress and a feeling you have felt somewhere before....

[ chorus ]

Am                          F

 And there’s a creepy doll,  That always follows you

G                                   Gb G     Ab A

 It’s got a ruined eye,      That’s al-ways.. o-pen

Am                          F

 And there’s a creepy doll,  That always follows you

G                                   Gb G     Ab A

 It’s got a pretty mouth,    To swallow.. you whole


Am                     E

 So you scream and you close the door

        C                    D

And you tell yourself it was just a dream

F                   C                        D              E

 In the morning you head into town cause you want to go.. antiquing

Am                      E

 In the store there’s a strange old man

       C                   D

With a wandering eye and a withered hand

F                      C                      D                  E

 When he hands you the old wooden box you can hear his old bones creaking

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        F(maj7)            C               Dm              Am

And you know what you will find inside the moment that you see

     F                   C             D                E

That someone carved your name into the tarnished silver key

[ repeat chorus ]

    F                  C                Dm             Am

And when you come home late the doll is waiting up for you

    F              C                   Dm                Am

And when you fix a snack the doll says it would like one too

    F               G                 F                G

The doll is in your house and in your room and in your bed

    F               G                Fmaj7            G                C

The doll is in your eyes and in your arms and in your head and you are crazy

F D7 F 

Am                     E

 Now it’s late and you head downstairs

          C                       D

Cause you just can’t sleep so you make some tea

F                  C                     D                     E

 And the doll disapprovingly asks if you really need that much honey

Am                      E

 You decide that you’ve had enough

        C                    D

And you lock the doll in the wooden box

F                       C                      D               E

 You put the box in the fireplace next to your bag of big city money

       F(maj7)             C                 Dm              Am

As the smoke fills up your tiny room there’s nothing you can do

    F                C           D                 E

And far too late you see the one inside the box is you

[ repeat chorus ]

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