Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Opium Tea chords version 1

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This is a simple and groovy song. Here's how I play it.





F    Dm

(pause) FHere I sleep the morning through
Dm'Til the wail of the call to prayer awakes me
FAnd there ain't nothing at all to do but rise and follow
DmThe day wherever it takes me
FI stand at the window and I look at the sea
DmAnd I am what I am, and what will be will be
FI stand at the window and I look at the sea
DmAnd I make me a pot of opium tea
( p a u s e ) F Down at the port I watch the boats come in
DmWatch the boats come in can do something to you
FAnd the kids gather around with an outstretched hand
DmAnd I toss them a dirham or two
FWell, I wonder if my children are thinking of me
DmCause I am what I am, and what will be will be
FI wonder if my kids are thinking of me
DmAnd I smile and I sip my opium tea
(pause) FAt night the sea lashes the rust red ramparts
DmAnd the shapes of hooded men who pass me
FAnd the moan of the wind laughs and laughs and laughs
DmThe strange luck that fate has cast me
FWell, the cats on the rampart sing merrily
DmThat he is what he is and what will be will be
FYeah, the cats on the rampart sing merrily
DmAnd I sit and I drink of my opium tea
FI'm a prisoner here, I can never go home
DmThere is nothing here to win or lose
FThere are no choices needed to be made at all
DmNot even the choice of having to choose
FWell, I'm a prisoner here, yes, but I'm also free
DmCause I am what I am and what will be will be
FI'm a prisoner here, yeah, but I'm also free
DmAnd I smile and I sip my opium tea.
Someone should figure out the melody bit, the part the organ plays after the choruses. Figure it out then post it, that'd be nifty.
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