Decemberists - The Rakes Song chords

      
Intro: G Em G Em

G Em G EmI had entered into a marriage
G Em G EmIn the summer of my twenty-first year
G Em G EmAnd the bells rang for our wedding
G Em G EmOnly now do I remember it clear
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
G Em G EmNo more a rake and no more a bachelor
G Em G EmI was wedded and it whetted my thirst
G Em G EmUntil her womb started spilling out babies
G Em G EmOnly then did I reckon my curse
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
G Em G EmFirst came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
G Em G EmThen came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
G Em G EmUgly Myfanwy died on delivery
G Em G EmMercifully taking her mother along
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
G Em G EmWhat can one do when one is a widower
G Em G EmShamefully saddled with three little pests?
G Em G EmAll that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
G Em G EmSo my burden began to divest
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
G Em G EmCharlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
G Em G EmDawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
G Em G EmIsaiah fought but was easily bested
G Em G EmBurned his body for incurring my wrath
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
G Em G EmAnd that's how I came your humble narrator
G Em G EmTo be living so easy and free
G Em G EmExpect that you think that I should be haunted
G Em G EmBut it never really bothers me
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em
Am CAlright, alright, alright
G Em G Em G Em G Em
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