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The Klezmatics – Fraddes Song chords
[Intro]Am(pluck strings 1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2-1-2-3-2)[Verse 1]Am C Dm AmSoon to the canopy you will be led;Dm Am CYour mother arrives from the world of the deadF C G AmAnd she comes to your wedding in silver and goldDm AmShe offers her hand for the angels to hold[Verse 2]G C G C GOh, Chanele's daughter's a glorious bride!F C G AmDoes Chanele glitter with gold or with pride?Dm Am C DmAnd Chanah your mother says, bursting with joyAm G Am"My Leah is marrying a wonderful boy!"[Verse 3]C G Am GBut suddenly, Chanele, why do you sigh?F C G AmAnd why does your heart break, and why do you cry?Dm Am C Dm"Strangers are leading the bridal paradeAm G AmWhile I stand unseen, alone and afraid."[Interlude] Am [Verse 4]Am C Dm AmThe living are dancing with those that they seeDm Am CAnd only the dead will be dancing with meF C G AmAnd the daughter of Chanah is married that dayDm AmTo the bridegroom who's waiting to dance her away[Verse 5]G C G C GAnd that's the klezmorim, they sing and they playF C G AmAnd all through the dancing the spirits they strayDm Am C DmThe prophet Elijah, he dances and singsAm G AmAnd silver and gold are the blessings he brings[Verse 6]C G Am GAnd shekels slop over the prophet's gold cupF C G AmAnd the dead and the living both gobble them upDm Am C DmSoon to the canopy you will be led;Am G AmYour mother arrives from the world of the dead