Suzanne Vega - Queen And The Soldier chords

      
Capo at 2.


Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GHe said, "I am not fighting for you anymore"
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9And the queen knew she'd seen his face someplace before
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9And slowly she let him inside
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GAnd I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all kill
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9But I am leaving tomorrow, and you can do what you will
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9Only first I am asking you why"
F9 F9 C9 C9Down the long narrow hall he was led
D7sus4 D7sus4 D7 DmInto her room with her tapestries red
Am Am F9 F9And she never once took the crown from her head
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9She asked him there to sit down
Am Am F9 F9He said, "I see you now and you are so very young
Cadd9 G Cadd9 GBut I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won
Am Am F9 F9And I've got this intuition says it's all for your fun
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9And now will you tell me why?"
Am Am F9 F9Well the young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
Cadd9 G Cadd9 GShe said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
Am Am F9 F9But her face was a child's, and he thought she would cry
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9But she closed herself up like a fan
F9 F9 C9 C9And she said, "I have swallowed a secret burning thread
D7sus4 D7sus4 D7 DmIt cuts me inside and often I've bled"
Am Am F9 F9And he laid his hand then on the top of her head
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9And he bowed her down to the ground
Fsus9 Fsus9 C/E C/E D7sus4 D7sus4 D7 Dm7["Oooooh" and instrumental]
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9 Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9["Oooooh" and instrumental]
Am Am F9 F9"Tell me how hungry are you, how weak you must feel
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GAs you are living here alone and you are never revealed
Am Am F9 F9But I won't march again on your battlefield"
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9And he took her to the window to see
Am Am F9 F9And the sun it was gold, though the sky it was grey
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GAnd she wanted more than she ever could say
Am Am F9 F9But she knew how it frightened her and she turned away
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9And would not look at his face again
F9 F9 C9 C9He said, "I want to live as an honest man
D7sus4 D7sus4 D7 DmTo get all I deserve and to give all I can
Am An F9 F9And to love a young woman whom I don't understand
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9Your highness, your ways are very strange"
Am Am F9 F9But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GAnd she stood there ashamed of the way her heart ached
Am Am F9 F9And she took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9She would only be a moment inside
Am Am Fsus2 Fsus2Out in the distance her order was heard
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 GAnd the soldier was killed still waiting for her word
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred
Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9The battle continued on
Fsus9 Fsus9 C/E C/E D7sus4 D7sus4 D7 Dm7["Oooooh" and instrumental]
Am Am Fsus9 Fsus9 Csus9 Gsus4/B Csus9 Csus9["Oooooh" and instrumental]
Csus9 Csus9 [repeat and fade]
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