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hokai, so ... this is my first submission, so ... having said that, be gentle. ^_^ This is a simple, beautiful and dramatic song. Enjoy! OPHELIA By Natalie Merchant from the album, "Ophelia" Am/F/C/G (I like to capo on the first fret, and I use a basic finger-picking pattern, except during the end, which builds.) Am F Ophelia was a bride of God, a novice Carmellite C G in sister cells the cloister bells tolled on her wedding night Am F And Ophelia was a rebel girl, a blue stockinged suffragette C G who remedied society between her cigarettes Am F Ophelia was a sweetheart to a nation overnight C G Curvacious thighs, vivacious eyes--love was at first sight Am F C G Love was at first sight Am F Ophelia was a demi-goddess in pre-war babylon C G so statuesque, a silhouette in black satin evening gown [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/n/natalie-merchant/264719.html ] Am F And Ophelia was a mistress to a Vegas gambling man C G Signora Ophelia, Maraschina, Mafia Courtesan Am F And Ophelia was a circus queen, the female cannonball C G Projected through five flaming hoops to wild and shocked applause, Am F C G to wild and shocked applause Hey, hey .... heeeeey hey hey (played louder, dramatically and with feeling) Am F Ophelia was a tempest cyclone, a G*d-damned hurricane C G Your common sense, your best defense lay wasted and in vain Am F For Ophelia knows your every woe and every pain you've ever had C G She'd sympathize and dry your eyes and help you to forget Am F and help you to forget ... C G and help you to forget ... (quietly and slowly) Am F Ophelia's mind went wondering, you'd wondered where she'd gone C G Through secret doors, down corridors, she's wandered them all alone Am F C G All alone ...
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