The Owl And The Tanager chords with lyrics by Sufjan Stevens - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Sufjan Stevens – The Owl And The Tanager chords

This is a guitar transcription of this piano song

Tuning: E A Db G B e (tune the D string down 1/2 step so that it matches the 4th fret of 
the A string)
Key of Bb minor

Chords: Bbm Cm Fm Ab e|--------------------------| B|--------------------------| G|--------------------------|Db|- --5------7----0-----2---| A|----6------6----1-----3---| E|----6------8----1-----4---|He arpeggiates these triads in the beginning and later on during the build-up you can strum them.
The melody that plays in some verses (first at 1:11): e|-------------------------| B|-------------------------| G|-------------------------|Db|--9-11h12-9--9-11h12-9---| A|-------------------------| E|---------------------6---|
the melody that plays between some of the verses (first at 1:30): e|------------------------------------------------------------| B|------------------------------------------------------------| G|---------------------6--------------------------------------|Db|-7h9-7--9-7---7h9-7-9--9p7---7h9-7-9-7----------------------| A|-----------------------------------------9-8-6--------------| E|------------------------------------------------9-8-6-8-9-6-|
Bbm Cm All I had hoped for
FmI kept inside your car
AbThe rabbit in the barn
Bbm Cm Most of all I wait
Fm AbI wait beside the door; I wait beside the door
etc Oh! I was wrong! trembling in the cage I was diamonds in the cage In seven hours I consider death And your father called to yell at me You little boy, you little boy Found out you cheated me I ran behind the barn and cut my hands somehow Blood in the meadowlark I punched your ears instead I punched you in the head You only laughed and laughed and laughed How I was wrong! tingling from the kill Tickle me until you devil bird you evil still Slept on my arms, I was sleeping in the sill I was sleeping in the room with you You little boy, you little boy How could you run from me now? The loneliest chime in the house The loneliest chime in the house You let it out you let it out Come to me Calvary still I'm weeding and raking until I'm bleeding in spite of my love for you It bruised and bruised my will Counting alluvial plains The breathing inside of the range You touched me inside of my cage Beneath my shirt your hands embraced me Come to me feathered and frayed For I am the ugliest prey, For I am the ugliest prey The owl, the reckless reckless praise You said you'd wait for me Down by the Tannery Creek Far out by the clothesline where we used to kiss behind the sheets Wrapped in a blanket of red The Owl and the Tanager said The Owl and the Tanager said One waits until the hour is death Apollo
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