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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Sorrowful Wife chords

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Am
I married my wife on the day of the eclipse
Dm
Our friends awarded her courage with gifts
Am
Now as the nights grow longer and the season shifts
G
I look to my sorrowful wife
       F       G           Am
Who is quietly tending her flowers
       F       G
Who is quietly tending her.....


(played over piano solo) 
Am - Dm - Am - Dm - F - G - Am - Dm - Am - Dm


Am
The water is high on the beckoning river
Dm
I made her a promise I could not deliver
Am
And the cry of the birds sends a terrible shiver
G
Through me and my sorrowful wife
       F            G         Am
Who is shifting the furniture around
       F            G
Who is shifting the furniture around


(played over piano solo) 
Am - Dm - Am - Dm - F - G - Am - Dm - Am - Dm


Am
Now we sit beneath the knotted Yew
Dm
And the bluebells bob around our shoes
Am
The task of remembering the telltale clues
G
Goes to my lovely, my sorrowful wife
       F            G           Am
Who is counting the days on her fingers
       F            G              Dm
Who is counting the days on her.....
            Am
Come on and help me babe
        Dm
Come on now
Am
Help me babe
      Dm
I was blind
F   
The grass here grows long and high
G
Twists right up to the sky
Am                   Dm
White clouds roll on by
                Am
Come on now and help me babe
      Dm
I was blind
        Am
I was a fool babe
      Dm
I was blind
Come on now
  F
A loose wind last night blew down
  G
Black trees bent to the ground
      Am                   Dm
Their blossoms made such a sound
That I could not hear myself think babe
Come on now
And help me babe
Help me now
I was blind
I was a fool
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