Decemberists - Decemberists chords

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Here it is. All of the Decemberists' songs and albums in one tab. I'll try to keep it
updated as they cue out with new albums, but it will take a little bit of time to update
however, so don't expect instant service ;). Also, songs that are on more than one album 
will not be repeated. There are also a few songs that are impossible to get chords for so
I have the tab. Any songs with no "Original Tabbers" are ones tabbed by me.

------ =Separation Between Songs
~~~~~~ =Separation Within Songs (Such as between the crane wife 1 and 2)
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1. Billy Liar
     I. Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right
     II. Sunshine
2. The Tain
     I. The Tain, Parts 1-5
3. Picaresqueties
     I. The Bandit Queen
     II. Bridges and Balloons
     III. Constantinople
     IV. The Kingdom of Spain
4. The Decemberists-CONNECT Set
     I. PLease Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
5. Always The Bridesmaid
     I. Valerie Plame
     II. O New England
     III. Days Of Elaine
     IV. I'm Sticking With You
     V. A Record Year For Rainfall
     VI. Raincoat Song
6. 5 Songs
     I. Oceanside
     II. Shiny
     III. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
     IV. Angel, Won't You Call Me?
     V. I Don't Mind
     VI. Apology Song
7. Her Majesty The Decemberists
     I. Shanty for the Arethusa
     II. Billy Liar
     III. Los Angeles, I'm Yours
     IV. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
     V. The Bachelor and the Bride
     VI. Song for Myla Goldberg
     VII. The Soldiering Life
     VIII. Red Right Ankle
     IX. The Chimbley Sweep
     X. I Was Meant for the Stage
     XI. As I Rise
8. Castaways and Cutouts
     I. Leslie Anne Levine
     II. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
     III. July, July!
     IV. A Cautionary Song
     V. Odalisque
     VI. Cocoon
     VII. Grace Cathedral Hill
     VIII. The Legionnaire's Lament
     IX. Clementine
     X. California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
9. Picaresque
     I. The Infanta
     II. We Both Go down Together
     III. Eli, The Barrow Boy
     IV. The Sporting Life
     V. The Bagman's Gambit
     VI. From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)
     VII. 16 Military Wives
     VIII. The Engine Driver
     IX. On the Bus Mall
     X. The Mariner's Revenge Song
     XI. Of Angels and Angles
10. The Crane Wife
     I.  The Crane Wife 3
     II. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Feel Not the Drowning
     III. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
     IV. O Valencia!
     V. The Perfect Crime #2
     VI. When the War Came
     VII. Shankill Butchers
     VIII. Summersong
     IX. The Crane Wife 1&2
     X. Sons & Daughters
BONUS TRACKS
     XI. After the Bombs
     XII. Culling of the Fold
     XIII. The Perfect Crime #1
     XIV. The Day I Knew You Wouldn't Ever Come Back
     XV. Hurdles Even Here
11. The Hazards of Love
     I. Prelude
     II. The Hazards of Love 1(The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
     III. A Bower Scene
     IV. Won't Want For Love(Margaret in the Taiga)
     V. The Hazards of Love 2(Wager All)
     VI. The Queen's Approach
     VII. Isn't it a Lovely Night
     VIII. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
     IX. An Interlude
     X. The Rake's Song
     XI. The Abduction of Margaret
     XII. The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing
     XIII. Annan Water
     XIV. Margaret in Captivity
     XV. The Hazards of Love 3(Revenge!)
     XVI. The Wanting Comes in Waves(Reprise)
     XII. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
12. The King Is Dead
     I. Don't Carry It All
     II. Calamity Song
     III. Rise To Me
     IV. Rox In The Box
     V. January Hymn
     VI. Down By The Water
     VII. All Arise!
     VIII. June Hymn
     IX. This Is Why We Fight
     X. Dear Avery
13. Long Live The King
     I. E. Watson
     II. Forgone
     III. Burying Davy
     IV. I 4 U & U 4 Me
     V. Row Jimmy
     VI. Sonnet
14. We All Raise Our Voices To The Air
     I. Dracula's Daughter

1. Billy Liar

I. Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Seems To Turn Out Right

Originally tabbed by: Shokin

INTRO

Cmaj7 G Cmaj7 G

VERSE 1

Cmaj7The film was a bust but we stayed till the ending
GHair all a-mussed but your clothes didn't look so bad
Cmaj7And back on the street the rain was descending
GIn cold dirty sheets, so under the awning we sat
Cmaj7And then you hailed yourself a yellow cab
PRE-CHORUS
C GAnd I sat for a time by the valets in line and I read what you wrote on the card
C GAbove a cowboy you drew a big talk balloon saying "Try not to take it so hard"
CHORUS
Am CBut there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
GIt's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right
VERSE 2
Cmaj7We laid on our backs and stared at the ceiling
GMessed with your slacks, but ended up just holding your hand
Cmaj7The rain will remain, the TV was telling
GA drip of the drain as your legs lift to brilliantly bend
Cmaj7And fall to resting on the ottoman
PRE-CHORUS
C GSo we turned off the tube and we crawled to your room leaving discarded
clothes in our wake
C GAnd we both had some fun, though I twice bit my tongue, and it lasted too long for my taste
CHORUS
Am CAnd there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
GIt's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right
C G C G C GLa haaa la haaa la di da
CHORUS
Am CBut there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
GIt's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right
OUTRO
Cmaj7A wink and a wave and you're off to your family
GI sit and watch as the taxi lights distantly fade
Cmaj7I guess I always thought it'd end this way
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. Sunshine Originally tabbed by: aflowerandagun INTRO (A EE A)x2 VERSE 1
A EE AOn the lawn before the bouquet fell
A EE ALong before we heard the ringing bell
D E A EEAWhen all I want is a good look at your underside
A EE AReading Tress like it was judy blume
A EEAYour paperbacks are strewn about the room
D E A EEAAwaiting their instructions to be mobilized
CHORUS
D E A F#mAnd everybody knows how it shakes and how it goes
D E AEverybody knows and so it goes
D E D A EEAThat everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now
VERSE 2
A EEALazy Rayna had a million bucks
A EEAChanged into pennies on a hundred truck
D E A EEACause linenís legal tender for a layabout
A EEAWhy hold your breath until your face turns blue
A EEAA stretch of rope you know can do that too
D E A EEAThe truth be told, no one likes a gadabout
CHORUS
D E A F#mAnd everybody knows how it shakes and how it goes
D E AEverybody knows and so it goes
D E D A EEAThat everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now
OUTRO
D E D A EEAThat everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now
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VERSE 1 Crone: Here upon this pillow Made of reed and willow You're a fickle little twister Are you sweet on your sister? Your fallow won't leave you alone. VERSE 2 And granted for their pleasure Possessions laid to measure She's a salty little pisser With your cock in her kisser But now she's a will of her own ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Part 2* VERSE 1
E5Damn your ankles and eyes wide
C5 D5 E5From you fingernails to your ponytails too.
E5King of the insects and the m-5
C5 D5 E5Over Charlemagne in a motorcade too.
D5 G5 E5And baby needs a new prize
D5 G5 E5Baby needs a new and shiny prize.
CHORUS
E5 E5/CIn this place called heavenly
E5 C5You were born here.
E5 E5/CThis place called heavenly
E5 C5You were born here.
D5You were born here.
VERSE 2
E5And now all the marchers descend from high
C5 D5 E5I will dedicate all of my awakenings to this.
E5And damn all the angles that oppress my sight
C5 D5 E5I will bleed your heart through a samovar soon.
D5 G5 E5Baby needs a new prize
D5 G5 E5Baby needs a new and shiny prize.
CHORUS
E5 E5/CIn this place called heavenly
E5 C5You were born here.
E5 E5/CThis place called heavenly
E5 C5You were born here.
D5You were born here.
C5 Emyou were born here.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Part 3* INTRO Em - Cmaj7 - D - C (x2) VERSE 1
Em Cmaj7They settled dust in your hair
D CTo watch you shake and shout it out.
Em Cmaj7With our armaments bared
D CWe shed our bags and travel-alls.
Em-Cmaj7-D-C VERSE 2
Em Cmaj7From the lee of the wall
D CHe comes in the change and the chariot
Em Cmaj7And all his eunuchs in thrall
D CCan scarce lift his line and lariat.
CHORUS
BHere come loose the hounds
ATo blow me down.
(E A) x3 BBlow me down.
BOn this stretch of ground
AI'll lay me down.
G#Lay me down.
F#To sleep.
Em-Cmaj7-D-C (x2) VERSE 3
Em Cmaj7And now stricken with pangs
D CThat tear at our backs like thistle down
Em Cmaj7The mirror's soft silver tain
D CReflects our last and birthing hour
CHORUS
BHere come loose the hounds
ATo blow me down.
(E A) x3 BBlow me down.
BOn this stretch of ground
AI'll lay me down.
AbLay me down.
F#To sleep.
CHORUS
BHere come loose the hounds
ATo blow me down.
(E A) x3 BBlow me down.
BOn this stretch of ground
AI'll lay me down.
AbLay me down.
F#To sleep.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Part 5*
N.C.Darling dear what have you done?
Your clothes are town, your make-up runs. F#5 - E5 (x8)
N.CI ran through brambles, blooming thistle
I washed my face in the river when you whistled me on. F#5 - E5 (x8) Darling dear, what have you done? Your hands and face are smeared with blood. F#5 - E5 (x2)
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F#5 - E5 (x2)
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N.CThe chaplain came and called me out
To beat and to butcher his mother's sow F#5 - E5 (x2)
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F#5 - E5 (x2)
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N.C.But darling dear, they found him dead
This morning on the riverbed.
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B - A (x2)
B ABut hush now darling, don't you cry.
B AYour reward's in the sweet by-and-by.
B ASo hush now baby, don't you cry.
B AYour reward's in the sweet by-and-by.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *Part 6* And now we've seen your powers Softly stretch the hours You're a fickle little twister Are you sweet on your sister? As now you go wandering home.
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||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 3. Picaresqueties I. The Bandit Queen Originally tabbed by: Unregistered VERSE 1
C C7As the Sun is sinking low,
F FmAnd 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 GIn 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 GIn 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.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. 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
Cadd9Centenaries and dirigibles
GBrace and buoy the living room
Cadd9A loom of metal warp woof wimple
GAnd a thimbleís 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. 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 ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 4. The Decemberists-Connect Set I. Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas) CHORUS/VERSE 1
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E E7I don't wanna see my momma cry
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E AI don't wanna see my momma cry
VERSE 2
E AJust last year when I was only seven
E ANow I'm almost 8 as you can see
A D B7You came home a quarter past eleven
A E AAnd fell down underneath our Christmas tree
CHORUS
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E E7I don't wanna see my momma cry
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E AI don't wanna see my momma cry
VERSE 3
E AMomma smiled and looked outside the window
E AShe told me, "Son you better go upstairs"
A D B7Then you laughed and hollered Merry Christmas
A E AI turned around and saw my momma's tears
CHORUS
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E E7I don't wanna see my momma cry
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E AI don't wanna see my momma cry
CHORUS
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E E7I don't wanna see my momma cry
A DPlease, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A E AI don't wanna see my momma cry
OUTRO
E D ANo, I don't wanna see my momma cry
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GOh Valerie Plame
AmIf that really is your name
CI would just shout the same
GTo the world
GDear Valerie Plame
AmSo they made a wreck of you
CBut give me the rest of you
G F#/GAnd I'll give the world
CHORUS
Em AmBut you were just some silly girl
C GTaking in the sights of your empire's colony
Em AmSo I took you into my confidence
C GWithout a thought of consequence
D D7 GTo my heart or to my mind
VERSE 2
N.C. GBut Valerie Plame
AmIf that really is your name
CI would just shout the same
GTo the world
GLa da da de da
Amla de da da
C Gla de da da da da dada da
VERSE 3
N.C. GOh Valerie Plame
AmIf that really is your name
CI would just shout the same
GFrom up high
GDear Valerie Plame
AmI'll look for that long exchange
COutside of the Bureau Change
GIn Shanghai
CHORUS
Em AmBut I was just some stupid boy on a bus
C GWhen your nom de guerre was Codename Caroline
Em AmAnd so my Vespa became your chariot
C GFrom the Green Zone Marriott
D D7 GTo be etched upon my mind
VERSE 4
N.C. GOh Valerie Plame
AmIf that really is your name
CI would just shout the same
GTo The world
BRIDGE
F Am G/Am FAnd when they flashed your picture 'cross the screen
Am G/Am FHow my heart seemed to leap out of me
Am G/Am FAnd they attached a list of your identities
EmBut the one you'll always be
VERSE 5
AIs Valerie Plame
BmIf that really is your name
DI would just shout the same
ATo the world
AValerie plame
BmIf that really is your name
DI would just shout the same
ATo the world
OUTRO
GLa da da de da
Amla de da da
C Gla de da da da da dada da
G D Em G D A/D C/D A/D A/C
D Em G A/D C/D A/D A/CLa da da da da da da.. hey hey Valerie Plame (x2)
D Em GLa da da da da da da.. hey hey Valerie
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. O New England Originally tabbed by: expendabletom INTRO A D A D VERSE 1
A DWe'd come seven hours down
A DTook the blue line to see where we hopped out
A DAnd I was only joking, and I was only joking
A DAnd I was only trying to get a laugh
VERSE 2
A DYou say this was the furthest that we had come
A DTravel so far to watch it fall, undone
AAnd I had lost my token
DYou were looking bent and broken
A DStaring sideways with the rain coming down
CHORUS
Bm EBut I am so enthralled
AO New England
DLa da dum da
AO New England
DLa da dum dum
VERSE 3
A DThis here is the fable of a failed attempt
(Fable, failed attempt now)
A DFind new life in a love in the seat of its origin
(Failed attempt, now)
AFrom Long to Coney Island
DFrom mid to west to upper Highland
A DAnd all I got is a silk full colored souvenir
CHORUS
Bm EThe new millennium in New York
AAnd all of New England
DLa da dum dum
AO New England
DLa da dum dum
BRIDGE
BmO New England
C# DIn the face of your em - pire
C# BmI think I'd rather just wait in the car
C# DAnd return to the turn - pike
EWatching the New England skyline
ASinking below
DSinking below
OUTRO A D
A DWe'd come seven hours down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A DWe'd come seven hours down, down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A DWe'd come seven hours down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A DWe'd come seven hours down, down
(We'd come seven hours down) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. Days Of Elaine Originally tabbed by: fruitloof VERSE 1
EThose were the days of Elaine, that was the phrase that she used to describe
D A ETo her son, of the fun, she had had
ELong before he went away, long before days of the dull and the dregs
D A EAnd the lull and the call never came
PRE-CHORUS
C D ETo say, oh oh oh oh oh
VERSE 2
ELoitering lavender park, laying about in the day and the dark
D A EOf a room while the noon passes by
EAlways on verge of collapse, mother would quit and then suffer a lapse
D A EFrom the drink you would think she was dead
PRE-CHORUS
C D EBut they say, oh oh oh oh oh
C D EShe says, oh oh oh oh oh
CHORUS
C#mAnd the time that it takes
BWell it goes so slow
C#mAnd she laid on the brakes
BAnd she dove below
ADoesn't it go so slow
Ab AWhen you build it up to tear it down
EYou're tearin' down
AYou tear it down
F#Those were the days
AThose were the days of Elaine
E EThe days of Elaine
D A EThe days of Elaine
VERSE 3
EA lover like Alan Gulan, she followed him blind from saloon to salon
D A EFrom the hills to the pills he would take
EFather died in the mines, brother showed no remorse for his times
DWhen they strung him up
A EHe got all hung up on the scaffolding
PRE-CHORUS
C D EBut he says, oh oh oh oh oh
C D EHe says, oh oh oh oh oh
CHORUS
C#mAnd the time that it takes
BWell it goes so slow
C#mAnd she laid on the brakes
BAnd she dove below
ADoesn't it go so slow
Ab AWhen you build it up to tear it down
EYou're tearing it down
AYou tear it down
F#Those were the days
AThose were the days of Elaine
E EThe days of Elaine
D A E D A EThe days of Elaine
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. I'm Sticking With You Originally tabbed by: Unregistered VERSE 1/CHORUS
F C FI'm sticking with you
Bb C F'Cause I'm made out of glue
F C FAnything that you might do
Bb C FI'm gonna do too
VERSE 2
F C FYou held up a stage coach in the rain
Bb C FAnd I'm doin' the same
F C FSaw you hangin' from a tree
Bb C FAnd I made believe it was me
CHORUS
F C FI'm sticking with you
Bb C F'Cause I'm made out of glue
F C FAnything that you might do
Bb C F EI'm gonna do too
BRIDGE:
Am EMoon people go into the stratosphere
Am ESoldiers fighting with their Cong
C GBut with you by my side I can do anything
B EWhen we swing, we hang past right and wrong
OUTRO
A DI'll do anything for you
E A DAnything you want me to
E AI'll do anything for you
D E A(Oh whoa, I'm sticking with you)x8
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- V. A Record Year For Rainfall CAPO 4 INTRO Em G Cmaj7 B7 Em G VERSE 1
Cmaj7 B7 EmI read in the paper today
G Cmaj7 B7It's been a record year for rainfall
Em GAnd you were leaning against the bathroom wall
Cmaj7 B7In your lonely dress
Em G Cmaj7 B7Was your only dress
Em G Cmaj7 VERSE 2
Cmaj7 B7 EmStand accusing across
G Cmaj7 B7I got a temper set for tender
Em GAnd you were shrugging it off like a feather
Cmaj7 B7Saying "oh...
Em G Cmaj7Would you look at this weather"
CHORUS
Cmaj7 B7 EmWhat's the use of all of this?
G Cmaj7Is to remember you in the entire
B7 EmAs I'm watching it slip away
G Cmaj7And in the annuls of the empire
B7Did it look this gray
Em G Cmaj7 B7Before the falllllll
Em G Cmaj7 B7Before the falllllll
Em G Cmaj7 B7 Em G VERSE 3
Cmaj7 B7 EmSo rake your thumbnail across
G Cmaj7 B7The stretch of the patina
Em GRevealing a Proserpina
Cmaj7 B7In a low recline
Em G Cmaj7In a steep decline
CHORUS
Cmaj7 B7 EmWhat's the use of all of this?
G Cmaj7Is to remember you in the entire
B7 EmAs I'm watching it slip away
G Cmaj7And in the annuls of the empire
B7Did it look this gray?
Does it look so gray? Does it always look so gray
Em G Cmaj7 B7Before the faaaallllll?
Em G Cmaj7 B7Before the faaaallllll?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- VI. Raincoat Song Originally tabbed by: Camila033 CAPO 5 C Amaj7/F x4 VERSE 1
CCaroline you're angry 'cause you sleep like a spinster and you're 28
Amaj7/FYou've been thinkin' late
Cyou couldn't catch a cold
VERSE 2
CBend your head double in the goose down piling all the pillows high
Amaj7/FHeave your fiercest sigh
CAnd see if that'll work
PRE-CHORUS
F FmAnd the raincoat that you wore
CWhen it rained today
F FmAnd the raincoat that you wore
CWhen it rained today
CHORUS
C C/B Am Am/FI think it only made it rain more
C C/B Am Am/FI think it only made it rain the more
VERSE 3
CAnd if the water's all wickin' up your pant leg better wear your britches tight
Amaj7/FI should teach you right
CTo be so down at heel
VERSE 4
CGoin' off half-cocked not shot full of arrows from the cherubim
Amja7/FOh, the nerve of them
CTo not draw their bows
PRE-CHORUS
F FmAnd the raincoat that you wore
CWhen it rained today
F FmAnd the raincoat that you wore
CWhen it rained today
CHORUS
C C/B Am Am/FI think it only made it rain more
C C/B Am Am/FI think it only made it rain the more
||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| 6. 5 Songs I. Oceanside Originally tabbed by: Unregistered VERSE 1
ESweet Annabelle
C#mAs seen reclining on an ocean swell
F#mAs the waves do lather up to lay her down
A'til she's fast and sleeping oh well
PRE-CHORUS
E C#mI guess I'm something of a ne'er-do-well
F#mWho fell asleep at the pealing of the steeple bell
A EI'm on track and keeping but oh
CHORUS
F#mIf I could only get you ocean side
ATo lay your muscles wide
EIt'd be heavenly
F#mOh if I could only coax you overboard
ATo leave these lolling shores
E B7To get you ocean side
F#mOcean side
A AmOcean side oh
BRIDGE E-C#m-F#m-A-Am VERSE 2
EAt rising tide
C#mYou're looking fresher than a July bride
F#mWe're picking up what our mothers always stigmatized.
A EThe field is right for reaping oh well
PRE-CHORUS
C#mI guess I'm something of a ne'er-do-well
F#mEven though that's something I could never do well
A EI'm on track and keeping but oh
CHORUS
F#mIf I could only get you ocean side
ATo lay your muscles wide
EIt'd be heavenly
F#mOh if I could only coax you overboard
ATo leave these lolling shores
E B7To get you ocean side
F#mOcean side
A Am EOcean side oh oh
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. Shiny Originally tabbed by: TimMobbs CAPO 2 INTRO Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em VERSE 1
Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 EmBy the bumper cars, in the pretty twining light,
Cadd9 Cmaj7 I may have gone too far,
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 I may have gone too much, too long.
Em G Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 EmI'm a dull and witless boy.
VERSE 2
Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em In the after bars, think I was sullied by a dream.
Cadd9 Cmaj7 In the killing jar,
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 You and me at war at arms
Em G Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 EmAll falling in embrace.
CHORUS
Em D/F G Am B7Tell me why you lied
Em D Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
Em9/D Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 EmAll shiny
VERSE 3
Cadd9 Cmaj7 A tawny gypsy girl
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em Sleeping blanketed by stars
Cadd9 Cmaj7 'neath the tilt-a-whirl
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Where we were coyly caught alone
Em G Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 EmAll fumbling with your blouse
CHORUS
Em D/F G Am B7Tell me why you lied
Em D Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
Em9/DAll shiny
BRIDGE
D C And in the roller coaster din
D C Em By the parachutes in saddle shoes you break your shin
D C B5 Em B5 Em But I have never seen two eyes so shiny
(Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em) x2
D C And the sullen beery swine
D C Em Try to tangle you in sullen beery balls of twine
D C B5 Em B5 Em Have they ever seen two eyes so shiny?
VERSE 4
Cadd9 Cmaj7 The boys in denim vests
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em Smoking cigarettes between
Cadd9 Cmaj7 Their bootblack fingertips
Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em Sweetly tipsy by the half-light
G Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 EmThe light and the half-light
CHORUS
Em D/F# G Am B7Tell me why you lied
Em D Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
Em9/DAll shiny, all shiny
OUTRO
Cadd9All shiny
Cmaj7All shiny
Cadd9All shiny
Cmaj7All shiny
B5All shiny
EmAll shiny
B5All shiny
EmAll shiny
Em D/F G Am B7 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist Originally tabbed by: mobaxwob INTRO (Am Am/E Am Am/E) x4 VERSE 1
Am Am/E C D GMy mother was a Chinese trapeze artist
Em DIn pre-war Paris
Am D B Em Emadd9 EmSmuggling bombs for the underground.
Am DAnd she met my father
B CAt a fete in Aix-en-Provence.
Cadd9 DHe was disguised as a Russian cadet
Em Emadd9 EmIn the employ of the Axis.
CHORUS
CAnd there in the half-light
Of the provincial midnight
GTo a lone concertina
They drank in cantinas
C DAnd toasted to Edith Piaf
Em Emadd9 EmAnd the fall of the Reich.
C D Am VERSE 2
Am Am/E C D GMy sister was born in a hovel in Burgundy
Em DAnd left for the cattle
Am D B Em Emadd9 EmBut later was found by a communist
Am DWho'd deserted his ranks
B CTo follow his dream
Cadd9 D Em Emadd9 [ch
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