Shack – Queen Matilda tab

Artist-Shack (Michael Head and the Strands)
Song-Queen Matilda
Album-The Magical World of the Strands
Writer-Mick Head
Tabbed by S. McNally

This is a lovely acoustic fingerpicking song from Mick Head and the lads.

Chords usedA G2 F C D Cadd9 G Am C9---7---5---3---2----3----3----0---0-----|10--8---6---5---3----3----3----1---1-----|9---7---5---5---2----0----0----2---0-----|0---0---0---0---0----2----0----2---2-----|---------------------3----2----0---3-----|--------------------------3--------3-----|
Figure 1 (intro) A G2-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 1D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|I saw Collie
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|She's running free
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|I saw the ships
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3----|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2--|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0--------|-3---------------2----------------------------------|-----------3----------------------------------------|sail------in to sea---------------------------| And
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|my queen looked at me
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|I paint the sails
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|it's the job for me
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|I made the whales
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|they'll come with me and
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|my queen smiled at me yea
Cadd9 G-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|Matilda looked at me ah but
Chorus Am C--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|--------------------------------3--------------------------------| you you went
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|away ah but
Am C--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0--------0-------|----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------1-----|------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0--------0---|--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|--------------------------------3--------------------------------| you you went
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|away
BridgeA G2-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| What would you do
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| if the sun hit the ground
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| and trees poked holes beneath the
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| sea
A G2-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| Food everywhere
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| and fog on the waves
F C-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| and fish float by gravit-
D-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------| y
Solo (chords under) Am C--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
Am--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2------2-------2--------|----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3------3-------3------|------2-------2------2-------2-------2------2-------2-------2----|--------2--------------2---------0-----0--------0-----0----------|--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Am C--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
Am D--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2-------2---------------|----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3-----3---------------|------2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2---2---------------|--------2--------------2---------0-----0---------0---------------|--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
Verse 3 (Same as Verse 1) I saw Collie She's running free I saw the ships Sailing to see And my queen smiled at me Yea Matilda looked through me Chorus (Same) Ah then you you went away Ah then you you went away Outro (Bridge verse and chords, end abruptly on D) What would you do if the sun hit the ground And trees poked holes beneath the sea Food everywhere, and fog on the waves and fish float by gravity
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