Johnny Flynn - Sweet William chords version 2

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The chords are relative to capo 7th to make the guitar sound more like the mandolin its played on.



C C C C

C Dm Am FI was born with this story, it's older than I
C Dm Am FAnd yet you when you hear it you'll know in the sky
C Dm Am FIn the wind of your knowledge, In the cut of your jib
C Dm Am FThat the fibre of wind is as new from my lip
C Dm Am FAs was ever and more and ever will be
C Dm Am G F'til the union we face casts us finally free
C
F G CFor we in the love of an earth-bidden dance
F G CStand enthralled of that, which from heaven, perchance
F G CLets us move with the gifts we were given in grace
F G Dm F CAnd smile in the arms of Sweet William..mmmm's embrace
C C William's wanderings took him abroad Showed him the lay of the searcher's long road To the place he stood now 'neath the black laden sky And the crook of his father had brought fortune nigh Read the sign where he looked, Not the bull, nor the bear Nor a burly red lion, or the tortoise and hare For we in the love of an earth-bidden dance Stand enthralled of it, which from heaven, perchance Lets us move with the gifts we were given in grace And smile in the arms of Sweet William's embrace
C Dm Am FThe end of the world was the name of the inn
C Dm Am FSaid fair William farewell to the world and its sin
C CIts sin
C DmFull balmy was the winter air
Am FAll wet with what might die
C DmA wishing well, the ocean bear
Am FA millpond in his eyes
C DmA glance to see from whence he came
Am FFor William with a landlocked turn
Dm DmVermin what he stood to lose
Dm DmThe skin-shot snakes and earthy worms
His boots trod soft inside the inn His greeted all was here Abrasive lowly nods came back Then bent toward their beer They must know I thought Willy now They've seen me come from miles The thought was struck as whisky poured And barmen gave all smiles
F Am G AmThen followed this a curious thing
CThe eldest of the host
F Am G AmSang softly where he sat and drank
C To love a worthy toast
F Am G AmHis song was of a stranger
CSummoned for his rope
F Am G AmIn all would be to set us free
CHis song was strong and bold,
It went: For we in the love of an earth-bidden dance Stand enthralled of that, which from heaven, perchance Lets us move with the gifts we were given in grace And smile in the arms of Sweet William's embrace I was born with this story, it's older than I And yet you when you hear it you'll know in the sky In the wind of your knowledge, In the cut of your jib That the fibre of wind is as new from my lip As was ever and more and ever will be 'til the union we face casts us finally free Tabbed by Jon
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