Decemberists – Picaresqueties chords

Chords
Transpose:
1. The Bandit Queen
2. Bridges and Balloons
3. Constantinople
4. The Kingdom of Spain

1. The Bandit Queen

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

VERSE 1

C C7As the Sun is sinking low,
F Fm And the evening's tucked in tow,
C Am G G7On the horizon, my true love I see-e-e-e-eee.
C C7She ain't fancy, she ain't fine
F FmWhile her fingers number only nine
C Am F GShe's the belle of the ball of the insurgency.
CHORUS
C AmShe's my Bandit Queen, laying beneath the moon
F G In a bandit cave, a blanket laid for two
C AmIf I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
F G7 CO Bandit Queen, steal away to me.
BRIDGE
AmSomewhere on a mountain, by a starry water fountain
C C/BIn an alcove hid by some trees
AmAmidst a pile of treasure, reclining at her leisure,
F GMy ladylove sniffs at the breeze.
FAnd sitting up, she adjusts her turban
CAnd takes another swig from a bottle of bourbon
D7 GAnd listening to the whistling of the train in station
N.COdds are it will never reach its destination.
C Am'Cause the Bandit Queen, astride her steed will ride
F G COh, let me be the one to lay within your theivin' arms tonight.
CHORUS
C AmShe's my Bandit Queen, laying beneath the moon
F G In a bandit cave, a blanket laid for two
C AmIf I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
F G7 CO Bandit Queen, steal away to me.
2. Bridges and Balloons CAPO 4 VERSE 1
GWe sailed away on a winter's day
Cadd9With fate as malleable as clay
GBut ships are fallible, I say
Cadd9And the nautical, like all things, fades
GAnd I can recall our caravel
Cadd9A little wicker beetle shell
GWith four fine maste and lateen sails
Cadd9Its bearings on Cair Paravel
CHORUS
Am Cadd9Oh my love
GOh it was a funny little thing
AmTo be
CThe ones
GTo've seen
VERSE 2
GThe sight of bridges and balloons
Cadd9Makes calm canaries irritable
GAnd they caw and claw all afternoon
Cadd9Catenaries and dirigibles
GBrace and buoy the living room
Cadd9A loom of metal warp woof wimble
GAnd a thimble’s worth of milky moon
Cadd9Can touch hearts larger than a thimble
CHORUS
Am Cadd9Oh my love
GOh it was a funny little thing
AmTo be
CThe ones
GTo've seen
OUTRO
Am Cadd9Oh my love
GIt was a funny little thing
Am C GOh it was a funny funny funny little thing
Cadd9 G Cadd9 G Cadd9 G 3. Constantinople Originally tabbed by: aflowerandagun INTRO: C C/B VERSE 1
C C/G C C/GO the minarets of Constantinople
Am Am/E Am Am/EAre plated gold, ivory, and opal
F F/C F F/C G G G GTheir cupolas all onion domed and light.
VERSE 2
C C/G C C/GAnd the magistrate of Constantinople
Am Am/E Am Am/EHas made a match; his family was hopeful
F F/C F F/C G G G GTheir daughter would be promised a wedding night.
CHORUS
F GBut the Sultan's weary bride, she won't be wed tonight
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/ENor fall beneath a canopy to lie
F F/C F F/C G G G GFor far across the town, her lover now is drowned
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/EAnd painted by the Bosporus in blue
F F/C F F/C G G G GAnd there's nothing for a broken heart to do.
VERSE 3
C C/G C C/GDown the dirty streets of Constantinople
Am Am/E Am Am/EThe beggars weep, their hands all wide open
F F/C F F/C G G G GTheir severed leper limbs all swing and sway.
VERSE 4
C C/G C C/GAt a windowsill in Constantinople
Am Am/E Am Am/EOur Hero sighs to melodies noteful
F F/C F F/C G G G GAnd gazes on the walls that hold his love.
CHORUS
F GBut the Sultan's weary bride, she won't be wed tonight
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/ENor fall beneath a canopy to lie
F F/C F F/C G G G GFor far across the town, her lover now is drowned
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/EAnd painted by the Bosporus in blue
F F/C F F/C G G G GAnd there's nothing for a broken heart to do.
OUTRO
F F/C F F/C G G G GNo, there's nothing for a broken heart to do.
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E F F/C F F/C G G G GExcept cry.
G G G7 C 4. The Kingdom of Spain Originally tabbed by: Unregistered G G C D G VERSE 1
CIn the Kingdom of Spain
D G EmThere are such colors
CThey defy any name
D G EmLike drab and dolor
CHORUS
C DBut oh the King and the Queen of Spain
G EmWith their long unpronounceable names
C D Em DGrace the table at the long lost Kingdom of Spain
VERSE 2
CIn the Kingdom of Light
D G EmA lithe young lawyer
CTries a case for
D G EmHer unjustly arrested brother
CHORUS
C DBut oh the King and the Queen of Light
G EmRule with unbendable might
C D Em DSo it's to the gallows with the long lost Kingdom of Light
BRIDGE G G C D G VERSE 3
CIn the Kingdom of Love
D G EmOh, we're all just fodder
CAs the cannonades drub
D G EmOur sons and daughters
CHORUS
C DBut oh the King and the Queen of Love
G EmIn their long white fingerless gloves
C D Em DBang the gavel for the long lost Kingdom of Love
OUTRO
D EmOf love
D EmOf love
D
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