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Anaïs Mitchell – How Long chords
[PERSEPHONE]BbHades, my husband, Hades, my lightGmHades, my darknessBbIf you had heard how he sang tonightGmYou'd pity poor Orpheus!Dm DAll of his sorrow won't fit in his chestGm Bb FIt just burns like a fire in the pit of his chestGm Bb FAnd his heart is a bird on a spit in his chestBb F GmHow long, how long, how long?[HADES]BbHow long? Just as long as Hades is KingEb GmNothing comes of wishing on starsBb BbAnd nothing comes of the songs people singGmHowever sorry they areGm Dm DGive them a piece and they'll take it allGm Bb FShow them the crack and they'll tear down the wallGm Bb FLend them an ear and the Kingdom will fallBb F GmThe Kingdom will fall for a song[PERSEPHONE]Bb FWhat does he care for the logic of kings?GmThe laws of your underworld?Bb FIt is only for love that he sings!GmHe sings for the love of a girl![HADES]Gm Dm DYou and your pity don't fit in my bedGm Bb FYou just burn like a fire in the pit of my bedGm Bb FAnd I turn like a bird on a spit in my bedBb F GmHow long, how long, how long?[PERSEPHONE]Bb CHow long? Just as long as I am your wifeGmIt's true the earth must dieCBut then the earth comes back to lifeGmAnd the sun just goes on rising[HADES & PERSEPHONE]Gm Dm DAnd how does the sun even fit in the sky?Gm Bb DmIt just burns like a fire in the pit of the skyGm Bb AmAnd the earth is a bird on a spit in the skyBb D GmHow long, how long, how long?