Natalie Merchant – Ophelia chords

hokai, so ... this is my first submission, so ... having said that, be gentle. ^_^ 
This is a simple, beautiful and dramatic song. Enjoy!

By Natalie Merchant
from the album, "Ophelia"


(I like to capo on the first fret, and I use a basic finger-picking pattern, 
except during the end, which builds.)

Am FOphelia was a bride of God, a novice Carmellite
C Gin sister cells the cloister bells tolled on her wedding night
Am FAnd Ophelia was a rebel girl, a blue stockinged suffragette
C Gwho remedied society between her cigarettes
Am FOphelia was a sweetheart to a nation overnight
C G Curvacious thighs, vivacious eyes--love was at first sight
Am F C GLove was at first sight
Am FOphelia was a demi-goddess in pre-war babylon
C Gso statuesque, a silhouette in black satin evening gown
Am FAnd Ophelia was a mistress to a Vegas gambling man
C GSignora Ophelia, Maraschina, Mafia Courtesan
Am FAnd Ophelia was a circus queen, the female cannonball
C GProjected through five flaming hoops to wild and shocked applause,
Am F C Gto wild and shocked applause Hey, hey .... heeeeey hey hey
(played louder, dramatically and with feeling)
Am FOphelia was a tempest cyclone, a G*d-damned hurricane
C GYour common sense, your best defense lay wasted and in vain
Am FFor Ophelia knows your every woe and every pain you've ever had
C GShe'd sympathize and dry your eyes and help you to forget
Am Fand help you to forget ...
C Gand help you to forget ...
(quietly and slowly)
Am FOphelia's mind went wondering, you'd wondered where she'd gone
C GThrough secret doors, down corridors, she's wandered them all alone
Am F C GAll alone ...
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