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June Tabor - Scarecrow chords

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Haunting, sinister, heartfelt. A lesson in understatement.

Standard tuning capo 2

Chords
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F	132200
Cmaj7	x32000
Am(2)	x07550
Am	x02210
Em	075000

Introduction
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Cmaj7   F   Am(2)   Em   F   
Cmaj7   F   Am(2)  Em   F

Verse 1
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Cmaj7                        F
As I walked out one summer's morn
      Am(2)               Em        F
Saw a scarecrow tied to a pole in a field of corn
    Cmaj7                           F
His coat was black and his head was bare
         Am(2)              Em                     F
When the wind shook him the crows took up into the air


Refrain 1
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Am             G      /Gb      Em
Ah, would you lay me down and love me
Am            G      /Gb      Em             F
Ah, would you lay me down and love me if you could
Cmaj7                                     F
But you're only a bag of rags in an over-all
         Am(2)              Em                     F
That the wind sways and the crows fly away and the corn grows tall


Verse 2
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Cmaj7                         F
As I walked out on a winter's day
       Am(2)            Em               F
Saw an old man hanging from a pole in a field of clay
    Cmaj7                           F
His coat was gone and his head hung low
         Am(2)         Em                    F
Till the wind flung it up to look, wrung his neck and let it go


Refrain 2
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Am             G      /Gb      Em
How could you lay me down and love me
Am            G      /Gb      Em      F
How could you lay me down and love me now
Cmaj7                                     F
For you're only a bag of bones in an overall
         Am(2)              Em                       F
That the wind blows and the kids throw stones at the thing on the pole


Verse 3
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Cmaj7                           F
As I walked out one fine spring day
    Am(2)                          Em                      F
Saw twelve jolly guards sticked out in the blue and the gold so gay
   Cmaj7                           F
Onto a stake they tied a child new-born
         Am(2)                   Em                       F
Then the bells were rung and the songs were sung and they sold their corn


Refrain 3
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Am           G      /Gb      Em
Now you can lay me down and love me
Am          G      /Gb      Em             F
Now you can lay me down and love me if you will
Cmaj7                                     F
But you're only a bag of rags in an over-all
        Am(2)             Em                   F
But the wind blew and the sun shone to and the corn grew tall


= inst =

Cmaj7   F   Am(2)   Em   F
Cmaj7   F   Am(2)   Em   F
Am   G   /Gb   Em
Am   G   /Gb   Em   F
Cmaj7   F   Am(2)   Em   F



End
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Cmaj7                        F
As I walked out one summer's morn
      Am(2)                  Em                 F
Saw a scarecrow tied to a pole in a field of corn


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I hope I've done it justice!

Kevin O'Brien
Watford
England
October 2011

watfordkev@gmail.com



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