Elvis Perkins - May Day chords

      
MAY DAY! - ELVIS PERKINS
transcribed by Ben Whitlock

Intro arpeggios E C#m B B riffe|-----4--------4--------7~~~--7--5--0h4--2-0--------------------------------|B|---5---5----5---5----7-----------------------------------------------------|G|-4--------6--------8-------------------------------------------------------|D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse:
E C#m B E C#m B Lala la la la la la la lala La la la la la
E C#m B E B (riff)Lala la la la la la la lala laaaa
E C#m B E C#m B Well I donít care your cameras caught me crying as I left your gates
E C#m B E BOr that your maintenance men they caught our last embrace
E C#m B E C#m BWell you were on the verge of tears when I first knew I would know you
E G# C#m Am BAnd now your ancient black tears they stain your robe
E C#m B E C#m B Calypso will come with me on that morning April day
E C#m B E B (riff)To the city of my childhood in a cage
E C#m B E C#m BOn the broad back of the earth we will drive twelve hours straight
E G# C#m Am BAnd weíll take turns feeling crazy and okay
Chorus:
Am E F# EOn May Day, May Day listen for the sound
Am E BOf the ambulances singing rounds down the avenue
E C#m B E C#m B Well the Captain of America he sings through his toothpaste
E C#m B E B (riff)And the bubbles of his words will float away
E C#m B E C#m BAs he gargles out a hymn in the funny fish voice way
E G# C#m Am BAnd all the sorrow seems to go away
Am E F# EOn May Day, May Day listen for the sound
Am E BOf the Geiger counters counting down
Bridge:
E C#m G# E C#m G#To one and blast off baby to the inter-space of stars
E C#m G# B Out to the star encrusted boulevard...
Guitar Solo
E C#m B E C#m B E C#m G# Am Be|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|B|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|G|--------------------6-6h8--6------9---8--6-6h8------------6-9-9-8-8-6-6-5-7p5h7---5-4-|D|--------6-9--6-9--9------9---6-----------------9-6----7-9-----------------------------|A|--7---7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|E|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Am E F# EOn May Day, May Day can you hear the sound
Am E BOf the megaphones calling out instructions
E C#m B E C#m B And I need your quiet empire where forgetful Persians roam
E C#m B E B (riff)And with two hands full of silver Iíll go home
E C#m B E C#m BReturn me to my kingdom where my children wait for me
E G# C#m Am BTo build them flying saucers on black sea
Am E F# EOn May Day, May Day they are going down
Am E BSend the fleet of black-and-whites wailing downtown
E C#m B E C#m B Lala la la la la la la lala La la la la la
E C#m B E B Lala la la la la la la lala laaaa
Coda:
Am E Am F G May Day, May Day, May Day, May Daaay
Am E Am F G May Day, May Day, May Day, May Daaay
Am E Am F G May Day, May Day, May Day, May Daaay
Am E Am F C May Day, May Day, May Day, May Daaaaaaay
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