The Curse chords with lyrics by Josh Ritter for guitar and ukulele @ Guitaretab

Josh Ritter – The Curse chords

Artist: Josh Ritter
Album: So Runs the World Away
Tabbed by: Don Tago

Standard Tuning: EADGBe

Chords used:
C: 032010
F: 133211

Intro: [F - Dm - Am - C] x2

Verse 1 chords:
F DmHe opens his eyes, falls in love at first sight
Am CWith the girl in the doorway
F DmWhat beautiful lines, how full of life
Am C After thousands of years what a face to wake up to
F DmHe holds back a sigh as she touches his arm
Am CShe dusts off the bed where till now he's been sleeping
F DmUnder miles of stone, the dried fig of his heart
Am CUnder scarab and bone starts back to its beating
Interlude 1: [F - Dm - Am - C] Verse 2: [use verse 1 chords] She carries him home in a beautiful boat He watches the scene from a porthole in stowage And he can hear all she says as she sits by his bed And one day his lips answer her in her own language The days quickly pass, he loves making her laugh The first time he moves it's her hair that he touches She asks 'Are you cursed?', he says 'I think that I'm cured' Then he talks of the Nile and the girls in Bulrushes Interlude 2: [F - Dm - Am - C] Verse 3: [use verse 1 chords] In New York he is laid in a glass covered case He pretends he is dead, people crowd 'round to see him But each night she comes 'round and the two wander down The halls of the tomb that she calls a museum Often he stops to rest, but then less and less Then it's her that looks tired, staying up asking questions He learns how to read from the papers that she Is writing about him and he makes corrections It's his face on her book, more and more come to look Families from Iowa, upper Westsider's Then one day it's too much, he decides to get up And as chaos ensues he walks outside to find her She's using a cane and her face looks too pale But she's happy to see him, as they walk he supports her She asks 'Are you cursed?', but his answers obscured In a sandstorm of flash bulbs and rowdy reporters Interlude 3: [F - Dm - Am - C] x5 Verse 4: [use verse 1 chords] Such reanimation, the two tour the nation He gets out of limos, he meets other women He speaks of her fondly, their nights in the museum But she's just one more rag now he's dragging behind him She stops going out, she just lies there in bed In hotels in whatever towns they are speaking Then her face starts to set, her hands start to fold Then one day the dried fig of her heart stops it's beating Interlude 4: [F - Dm - Am - C] x2 Verse 5: [use verse 1 chords] Long ago on the ship, she asked 'Why pyramids?' He said think of them as an immense invitation She asked 'Are you cursed?', he says 'I think that I'm cured' Then he kissed her and hoped that she'd forget that question
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