The Oak King tab with lyrics by Josh Ritter - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Josh Ritter – The Oak King tab

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-Josh Ritter-
-The Oak King-
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This song has four different voices going on. First you have the narrator, then 
you have the Father trying to save his dying son. Up next is the dying son. Then 
we hear The Oak King come in, tempting the boy away from life.

Em1:    x|10|9|0|0|x
Gmaj13: x|9|7|0|0|x
Em2:    x|7|5|0|0|x
Em3:    x|5|4|0|0|x
Cmaj7:  x|3|2|0|0|x

Riff:e|-----------------------|B|-----------------------|G|-----------------------|D|-----------------------|A|----------0-2-3-2-0----|E|--0--2--3-----------3--|
Slide Prog.: Slide to Em1...Gmaj13...Em2...Em3...Cmaj7...Riff Em B7 Em B7 Em Who is this that rides so late G D G D Between the woods and the garden gate? B7 Em B7 Em A father holds a child close, C G B7 Em Barely boy and almost ghost Em G C G (C/G) Son why do you cry and hide your face? G D G D Oh Father, the Oak King is king of this place, Em G C G (C/G) With a crown made of thistle and septer of reeds C G B7 Em Son, there's no Oak King, just the wind and the trees (Slide Prog.) Am7 B7 Em My prince, my love, I knew you'd come Am7 B7 C B7 Now you must join the other ones Am7 B7 Em Cast your blues upon the tide Am7 B7 C B7 Sleep all day, play all night Am Em Am Em Oh father, Oh father, don't leave me I pray G D G D The Oak King is closer than the dawn of the day Am Em Am Em Than the dawn of the day, The edge of the woods C G B7 Em The Oak King is bad and he'll take me for good Em G C G (C/G) Oh son, with his palaces of silver and gold G D G D With a queen and his own pretty children to hold Em G C G (C/G) With his own pretty children, why steal you from me? C G B7 Em What kind of a king would ever be such a thief? (Slide Prog.) Am7 B7 Em My prince, my love, I knew you'd come Am7 B7 C B7 Now you must join the other ones Am7 B7 Em Cast your blues upon the tide Am7 B7 C B7 My daughters will hold you clear through till night Am Em Am Em Oh father, Oh father, scattered all along the path G D G D The Oak Kings own children in the dark as we pass Am Em Am Em The Oak Kings own children, they sing softley and they sigh C G B7 Em They don't seem to care that they're blooming at night Em G C G (C/G) Oh Son, who would leave a child in this place? G D G D To the wind and the dark and the rain on their faces Am Em Am Em The rain on their face, mud on their feet C G B7 Em What kind of a King would dress his children in leaves? (Slide Prog.) Am7 B7 Em My prince, my love, I knew you would come Am7 B7 C B7 Now you must join the other ones Am7 B7 Em Oh Father, Oh Father, I must go away Am7 B7 C B7 The Oak King sings, I must obey (Slide Prog. soft) B7 Em B7 Em At the edge of the woods and the break of the day, G D G D The father looked down where his son used to lay, B7 Em B7 Em And in grief and in sorrow, in sorrow and grief, C G B7 Em Wondered what kind of king could ever be such a thief? (Slide Prog.)
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