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Decemberists (album) by The Decemberists

Here it is. All of the Decemberists' songs and albums in one tab. I'll try to keep it
updated as they come out with new albums, but it will take a little bit of time to update
however, so don't expect instant service ;). Also, songs that are on more than one album 
will not be repeated. There are also a few songs that are impossible to get chords for so
I have the tab. Any songs with no "Original Tabbers" are ones tabbed by me.

------ =Separation Between Songs
~~~~~~ =Separation Within Songs (Such as between the crane wife 1 and 2)
|||||| =Separation Between Albums

1. Billy Liar
     I. Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn Out Right
     II. Sunshine
2. The Tain
     I. The Tain, Parts 1-5
3. Picaresqueties
     I. The Bandit Queen
     II. Bridges and Balloons
     III. Constantinople
     IV. The Kingdom of Spain
4. The Decemberists-CONNECT Set
     I. PLease Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
5. Always The Bridesmaid
     I. Valerie Plame
     II. O New England
     III. Days Of Elaine
     IV. I'm Sticking With You
     V. A Record Year For Rainfall
     VI. Raincoat Song
6. 5 Songs
     I. Oceanside
     II. Shiny
     III. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
     IV. Angel, Won't You Call Me?
     V. I Don't Mind
     VI. Apology Song
7. Her Majesty The Decemberists
     I. Shanty for the Arethusa
     II. Billy Liar
     III. Los Angeles, I'm Yours
     IV. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
     V. The Bachelor and the Bride
     VI. Song for Myla Goldberg
     VII. The Soldiering Life
     VIII. Red Right Ankle
     IX. The Chimbley Sweep
     X. I Was Meant for the Stage
     XI. As I Rise
8. Castaways and Cutouts
     I. Leslie Anne Levine
     II. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
     III. July, July!
     IV. A Cautionary Song
     V. Odalisque
     VI. Cocoon
     VII. Grace Cathedral Hill
     VIII. The Legionnaire's Lament
     IX. Clementine
     X. California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade
9. Picaresque
     I. The Infanta
     II. We Both Go down Together
     III. Eli, The Barrow Boy
     IV. The Sporting Life
     V. The Bagman's Gambit
     VI. From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)
     VII. 16 Military Wives
     VIII. The Engine Driver
     IX. On the Bus Mall
     X. The Mariner's Revenge Song
     XI. Of Angels and Angles
10. The Crane Wife
     I.  The Crane Wife 3
     II. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Feel Not the Drowning
     III. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
     IV. O Valencia!
     V. The Perfect Crime #2
     VI. When the War Came
     VII. Shankill Butchers
     VIII. Summersong
     IX. The Crane Wife 1&2
     X. Sons & Daughters
BONUS TRACKS
     XI. After the Bombs
     XII. Culling of the Fold
     XIII. The Perfect Crime #1
     XIV. The Day I Knew You Wouldn't Ever Come Back
     XV. Hurdles Even Here
11. The Hazards of Love
     I. Prelude
     II. The Hazards of Love 1(The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
     III. A Bower Scene
     IV. Won't Want For Love(Margaret in the Taiga)
     V. The Hazards of Love 2(Wager All)
     VI. The Queen's Approach
     VII. Isn't it a Lovely Night
     VIII. The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
     IX. An Interlude
     X. The Rake's Song
     XI. The Abduction of Margaret
     XII. The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing
     XIII. Annan Water
     XIV. Margaret in Captivity
     XV. The Hazards of Love 3(Revenge!)
     XVI. The Wanting Comes in Waves(Reprise)
     XII. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
12. The King Is Dead
     I. Don't Carry It All
     II. Calamity Song
     III. Rise To Me
     IV. Rox In The Box
     V. January Hymn
     VI. Down By The Water
     VII. All Arise!
     VIII. June Hymn
     IX. This Is Why We Fight
     X. Dear Avery
13. Long Live The King
     I. E. Watson
     II. Forgone
     III. Burying Davy
     IV. I 4 U & U 4 Me
     V. Row Jimmy
     VI. Sonnet
14. We All Raise Our Voices To The Air
     I. Dracula's Daughter

1. Billy Liar

I. Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Seems To Turn Out Right

Originally tabbed by: Shokin

INTRO

Cmaj7 G Cmaj7 G

VERSE 1

Cmaj7
The film was a bust but we stayed till the ending
                                                   G
Hair all a-mussed but your clothes didn't look so bad
       Cmaj7
And back on the street the rain was descending
                                              G
In cold dirty sheets, so under the awning we sat
                              Cmaj7
And then you hailed yourself a yellow cab

PRE-CHORUS

       C                                          G
And I sat for a time by the valets in line and I read what you wrote on the card
         C                                           G
Above a cowboy you drew a big talk balloon saying "Try not to take it so hard"

CHORUS

                     Am                                       C
But there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
                                                                  G
It's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

VERSE 2

Cmaj7
We laid on our backs and stared at the ceiling
                                                          G
Messed with your slacks, but ended up just holding your hand
Cmaj7
The rain will remain, the TV was telling
                                                    G
A drip of the drain as your legs lift to brilliantly bend
                              Cmaj7
And fall to resting on the ottoman

PRE-CHORUS

       C                                           G
So we turned off the tube and we crawled to your room leaving discarded clothes in our wake
       C                                           G
And we both had some fun, though I twice bit my tongue, and it lasted too long for my taste

CHORUS

                     Am                                       C
And there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
                                                                 G
It's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

C     G  C    G  C     G
La haaa la haaa la di da

CHORUS

                     Am                                       C
But there's this nagging suspicion that won't leave me alone tonight
                                                                 G
It's just that everything I try to do, nothing seems to turn out right

OUTRO

Cmaj7
A wink and a wave and you're off to your family
                                            G
I sit and watch as the taxi lights distantly fade
Cmaj7
I guess I always thought it'd end this way

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II. Sunshine

Originally tabbed by: aflowerandagun


INTRO

(A E E A)x2

VERSE 1

A                     E E     A
On the lawn before the bouquet fell
A                         E E    A
Long before we heard the ringing bell
D                      E                      A   E E A
When all I want is a good look at your underside
A                         E E    A
Reading Tress like it was Judy Blume
A                               E E A
Your paperbacks are strewn about the room
D         E                            A E E A
Awaiting their instructions to be mobilized

CHORUS

D                E   A                     F#m
And everybody knows how it shakes and how it goes
D        E                A
Everybody knows and so it goes
D              E                    D                A E E A 
That everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now

VERSE 2

A                           E E A
Lazy Rayna had a million bucks
A                            E E A
Changed into pennies on a hundred trucks
D           E                        A E E A
Cause linen’s legal tender for a layabout
A                                       E E A
Why hold your breath until your face turns blue
A                                  E E A
A stretch of rope you know can do that too
D              E                      A E E A
The truth be told, no one likes a gadabout

CHORUS

D                E   A                     F#m
And everybody knows how it shakes and how it goes
D        E                A
Everybody knows and so it goes
D              E                    D                
That everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now

OUTRO

               E                    D                A E E A
That everybody wants their shoes in the sunshine, now

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2. The Tain

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------| x2
A|------2-1h2p1----------2-5-6-7--|
E|--0-3----------3-0--3-----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-0-2-----------------------|x1 per line
A|-------2-1h2p1---------0-2----------------2-1h2p1--------|
E|--0-3-----------3p0--3-----0----------0-3----------3--0-3|

VERSE 1

Here upon this pillow
Made of reed and willow
You're a fickle little twister
Are you sweet on your sister?
Your fallow won't leave you alone.

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------| x2
A|------2-1h2p1----------2-5-6-7--|
E|--0-3----------3-0--3-----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-0-2-----------------------|x1
A|-------2-1h2p1---------0-2----------------2-1h2p1--------|
E|--0-3-----------3p0--3-----0----------0-3----------3--0-3|

VERSE 2

And granted for their pleasure
Possessions laid to measure
She's a salty little pisser
With your cock in her kisser
But now she's a will of her own

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------| x2
A|------2-1h2p1----------2-5-6-7--|
E|--0-3----------3-0--3-----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-0-2-----------------------|x1
A|-------2-1h2p1---------0-2----------------2-1h2p1--------|
E|--0-3-----------3p0--3-----0----------0-3----------3--0-3|

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*Part 2*

INTRO 

(E5 C5 D5)x2

VERSE 1

E5
Damn your ankles and eyes wide
         C5                  D5        E5
From you fingernails to your ponytails too.
E5
King of the insects and the m-5
     C5               D5        E5
Over Charlemagne in a motorcade too.

PRE-CHORUS

    D5           G5  E5
And baby needs a new prize
D5           G5            E5
Baby needs a new and shiny prize.

CHORUS

      E5      E5/C
In this place called heavenly
E5       C5
You were born here.
    E5     E5/C
This place called heavenly
E5       C5
You were born here.
         D5
You were born here.
E5 C5 D5

VERSE 2

    E5
And now all the marchers descend from high
       C5              D5               E5
I will dedicate all of my awakenings to this
    E5
And damn all the angles that oppress my sight
       C5                         D5      E5
I will bleed your heart through a samovar soon.

PRE-CHORUS

D5           G5  E5
Baby needs a new prize
D5           G5            E5
Baby needs a new and shiny prize.

CHORUS

      E5      E5/C
In this place called heavenly
E5       C5
You were born here.
    E5     E5/C
This place called heavenly
E5       C5
You were born here.
         D5
You were born here.
         C5          Em
You were born here.

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*Part 3*

INTRO

(Em Cmaj7 D C) x2

VERSE 1

Em                        Cmaj7
They settled dust in your hair
   D                   C
To watch you shake and shout it out.
Em                 Cmaj7
With our armaments bared
   D                 C
We shed our bags and travel-alls.

Em Cmaj7 D C

VERSE 2

Em                  Cmaj7
From the lee of the wall
   D                          C
He comes in the change and the chariot
Em                     Cmaj7
And all his eunuchs in thrall
    D                        C
Can scarce lift his line and lariat.

CHORUS

B
Here come loose the hounds
   A
To blow me down.
            (E  A) x3
Blow me down.
B
On this stretch of ground
     A
I'll lay me down.
            Ab
Lay me down.
          F#
To sleep.
(Em Cmaj7 D C) x2

VERSE 3

Em                    Cmaj7
And now stricken with pangs
     D                      C
That tear at our backs like thistle down
Em                       Cmaj7
The mirror's soft silver tain
  D                   C
Reflects our last and birthing hour

CHORUS

B
Here come loose the hounds
   A
To blow me down.
            E A E A
Blow me down.
B
On this stretch of ground
     A
I'll lay me down.
            Ab
Lay me down.
          F#
To sleep.

CHORUS

B
Here come loose the hounds
   A
To blow me down.
            E A E A
Blow me down.
B
On this stretch of ground
     A
I'll lay me down.
            Ab
Lay me down.
          F#
To sleep.

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*Part 4*

INTRO

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6---------------|---------6-------6---------------6--------------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7---------------|---------7-------7---------------7--------------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|9-----------------------8-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6-------6---7---6---------------|--------6-------6---------------6---------------|
D|--------7-------7---------------------7---------|--------7-------7---------------7---------------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|9-----------------------8-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|

VERSE 1

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
Oh the wind            is      blowing,        it       hurts
 your    skin            as you

e|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6--|
D|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6--|
A|5-----------------------8-----------------------|4-----------------------4------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
       Climb           up      hillside,                forest
 and     fen.
       Memories                wrapped within           paper
 and     twine.
e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
  Your arms full  of           lullabies,               orchids
 and     wine               your

e|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6--|
D|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6--|
A|5-----------------------8-----------------------|4-----------------------4------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
      Memories                wrapped within           paper
 and     twine.

CHORUS

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
D|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|6-----------------------5-----------------------|4-----------------------3-----------------------|
   The room that you           lie in          is       dusty
 and     hard

e|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6----------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7----------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6--|
E|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
       Sleeping        soft    babies               on  piles
 of      yards

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
D|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|6-----------------------5-----------------------|4-----------------------3-----------------------|
   of gingham,                 taffeta,                 cotton
 and     silk

e|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6----------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7----------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6--|
E|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
  Your dry     hung -  ry      mouths cry           for
                                  your mother's           milk

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2---2-------2--------6---6-------6---------1---1-------1--------6---6---6---------|
D|---4---4---4---4--------7---7---7---7---------3---3---3---3----7---7---7---7-----------|(x2)
A|-5-----------5--------9-----------9---------4-----------4--------9-------------9-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---4-------4--------8---8--------8--------3---3-------3--4------|
D|---6---6---6---6--------9---9---9----9--------5---5---5---5------6----| (x2)
A|-7-----------7-------11-----------11--------6-----------6-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------10-11-12-13-14-13-12-11-10----------------------------|
B|---------------11-12-13-14-----------------------------14-13-12-11---------------|
G|0--11-12-13-14-----------------------------------------------------14-13-12-11---|
D|0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                                     
e|-9-10-9-8-9-10-9-7-------------------|
B|-------------------10-9-7-9-7-6-7----|
G|----------------------------------6--|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------10-11-12-13-14-13-12-11-10----------------------------|
B|---------------11-12-13-14-----------------------------14-13-12-11---------------|
G|0--11-12-13-14-----------------------------------------------------14-13-12-11---|
D|0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----9-10-9-8-9-10-9-7-------------|
B|----------------------10-9-7---7--|
G|-----------------------------6----|
D|----------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------|

VERSE 2

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
When the dawn comes to         greet you,        you'll rise with
 clothes on

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
G|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------:|
D|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------:|
A|5-----------------------8-----------------------|4-----------------------4-----------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
   And advance with       the others,                   singing
 old     songs

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
    Cattle          and     maidens         and      withered
 old     queens.

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
G|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------:|
D|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------:|
A|5-----------------------8-----------------------|4-----------------------4-----------------------||
E|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------||
       Mu  -           sic     carry           you      on.

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
D|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|6-----------------------5-----------------------|4-----------------------3-----------------------|
   The room that you           lie in          is       dusty
 and     hard

e|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6----------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7----------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6--|
E|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
       Sleeping        soft    babies               on  piles
 of      yards

e|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
G|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
D|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|--------4-------4---------------4-------4-------|
A|------------------------------------------------|------------------------------------------------|
E|6-----------------------5-----------------------|4-----------------------3-----------------------|
   of gingham,                 taffeta,                 cotton
 and     silk

e|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
G|--------6-------6---------------6-------6-------|--------6-------6----------|
D|--------7-------7---------------7-------7-------|--------7-------7----------|
A|9-----------------------8-----------------------|7-----------------------6--|
E|------------------------------------------------|---------------------------|
  Your dry     hung -  ry      mouths cry           for
                                  your mother's           milk
e|---------------------|---------------------------------||
B|---------------------|---------------------------------||
G|-----6-------6-------|--------6-------6----------------:|
D|-----7-------7-------|--------6-------6----------------:|
A|---------------------|4-----------------------4--------||
E|---------------------|---------------------------------||

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----2---2-------2--------6---6-------6---------1---1-------1--------6---6---6---------|
D|---4---4---4---4--------7---7---7---7---------3---3---3---3----7---7---7---7-----------|(x2)
A|-5-----------5--------9-----------9---------4-----------4--------9-------------9-------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----4---4-------4--------8---8--------8--------3---3-------3--4------|
D|---6---6---6---6--------9---9---9----9--------5---5---5---5------6----| (x2)
A|-7-----------7-------11-----------11--------6-----------6-------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------10-11-12-13-14-13-12-11-10----------------------------|
B|---------------11-12-13-14-----------------------------14-13-12-11---------------|
G|0--11-12-13-14-----------------------------------------------------14-13-12-11---|
D|0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

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*Part 5*

VERSE 1

N.C.
Darling dear what have you done?
Your clothes are town, your make-up runs.

(F#5 - E5)x8

VERSE 2

N.C
I ran through brambles, blooming thistle
I washed my face in the river when you whistled me on.

(F#5 - E5)x8

VERSE 3

Darling dear, what have you done?
Your hands and face are smeared with blood.

(F#5 - E5)x2

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|-----4-3b4b3----|
E|-2-5---------5--|

(F#5 - E5)x2

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-------2-3-4----|
A|-----4----------|
E|-2-5------------|

VERSE 4

N.C
The chaplain came and called me out
To beat and to butcher his mother's sow

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|-----4-3b4b3----|
E|-2-5---------5--|

(F#5 - E5)x2

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|-------2-3-4----|
A|-----4----------|
E|-2-5------------|

VERSE 5

N.C.
But darling dear, they found him dead
This morning on the river.

(F#5 - E5)x2
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------1-2-3---|
D|-----------------------2-3-4---------|
A|-----4-3b4b3---------4---------------|
E|-2-5---------5---2-5-----------------|

B A B A

BRIDGE

    B                 A
But hush now darling, don't you cry.
     B               A
Your reward's in the sweet by-and-by.
   B              A
So hush now baby, don't you cry.
     B               A
Your reward's in the sweet by-and-by.

e|----------------|
B|----------------|
G|----------------|
D|----------------|
A|-------5-6-7----|
E|-5-6-7----------|

e|---------------------------     e|-------------------------------|
B|---------------------------     B|-------------------------------|
G|---------------------------     G|-------------------------------|
D|--------------------------- x2  D|-------------------------2-0-2-|
A|-----2-1h2p1-------2-5-6-7-     A|-----2-1h2p1-------0-2---------|
E|-0-3---------3-0-3---------     E|-0-3---------3p0-3-----0-------|

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Part 6*

e|--------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------| x2
A|------2-1h2p1----------2-5-6-7--|
E|--0-3----------3-0--3-----------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------2-0-2-----------------------|x1 per line
A|-------2-1h2p1---------0-2----------------2-1h2p1--------|
E|--0-3-----------3p0--3-----0----------0-3----------3--0-3|

VERSE 1

And now we've seen your powers
Softly stretch the hours
You're a fickle little twister
Are you sweet on your sister?
As now you go wandering home.

e|------------------------------0--|
B|----------------------------0----|
G|--------------------------0------|
D|------------------------2--------|  Em
A|----------------------2----------|
E|-0-3-7-6b7b6-3-0----0------------|

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3. Picaresqueties

I. The Bandit Queen

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

INTRO

Colin: Greetings ladies
Lady 1: Hi.
Lady 2: Hi.
Colin: My name's Joseph, I just rolled into town
Lady 1: Would you like to sing a song for us?
Colin: I believe I do have a song I'd like to sing: It's called the Bandit Queen
Lady 2: Alright. I've got a good ear for the chords.

VERSE 1

         C              C7
As the Sun is sinking low,
         F                    Fm
And the evening's tucked in tow,
          C          Am      G            G7
On the horizon, my true love I see-e-e-e-eee.
             C              C7
She ain't fancy, she ain't fine
           F                   Fm
While her fingers number only nine
            C           Am            F     G
She's the belle of the ball of the insurgency.

CHORUS

         C                               Am
She's my Bandit Queen, laying beneath the moon
       F                              G
In a bandit cave, a blanket laid for two
            C                                   Am
If I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
  F              G7            C
O Bandit Queen, steal away to me.

BRIDGE

Am
Somewhere on a mountain, by a starry water fountain
        C                     C/B
In an alcove hid by some trees
Am
Amidst a pile of treasure, reclining at her leisure,
   F                         G
My ladylove sniffs at the breeze.
F
And sitting up, she adjusts her turban
    C
And takes another swig from a bottle of bourbon
    D7                                                G
And listening to the whistling of the train in station
N.C
Odds are it will never reach its destination.
           C                                    Am
'Cause the Bandit Queen, astride her steed will ride
    F                   G                                     C
Oh, let me be the one to lay within your theivin' arms tonight.

CHORUS

         C                               Am
She's my Bandit Queen, laying beneath the moon
       F                              G
In a bandit cave, a blanket laid for two
            C                                   Am
If I could find a way to your hideaway by the sea
  F              G7            C
O Bandit Queen, steal away to me.
  F              G7            C
O Bandit Queen, steal away to me.
  F        
La da da da

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II. Bridges and Balloons

CAPO 4

INTRO

(G Cadd9)x3

VERSE 1

G
We sailed away on a winter's day
Cadd9
With fate as malleable as clay
G
But ships are fallible, I say
Cadd9
And the nautical, like all things, fades
G
And I can recall our caravel
Cadd9
A little wicker beetle shell
G
With four fine masts and lateen sails
Cadd9
Its bearings on Cair Paravel

CHORUS

Am    Cadd9
Oh my love
G
Oh it was a funny little thing
Am
To be
C
The ones
G
To've seen

(G Cadd9)x3

VERSE 2

G
The sight of bridges and balloons
Cadd9
Makes calm canaries irritable
G
And they caw and claw all afternoon
Cadd9
Centenaries and dirigibles
G
Brace and buoy the living room
Cadd9
A loom of metal warp woof wimple
G
And a thimble’s worth of milky moon
Cadd9
Can touch hearts larger than a thimble

CHORUS

Am    Cadd9
Oh my love
G
Oh it was a funny little thing
Am
To be
C
The ones
G
To've seen

OUTRO

Am    Cadd9
Oh my love
             G
Oh it was a funny little thing
                                           Am C G
It was a funny funny funny little thing

Cadd9 G Cadd9 G Cadd9 G

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III. Constantinople
Originally tabbed by: aflowerandagun

INTRO 

(C C/B)x4

VERSE 1

              C C/G C C/G
O the minarets of Constantinople
        Am Am/E Am Am/E
Are plated gold, ivory, and opal
           F F/C F F/C        G
Their cupolas all onion domed and light.

VERSE 2

                C C/G C C/G
And the magistrate of Constantinople
        Am Am/E Am Am/E
Has made a match; his family was hopeful
                             F F/C F F/C G
Their daughter would be promised a wedding night.

CHORUS

F                           G
But the Sultan's weary bride, she won't be wed tonight
C       C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E
Nor fall beneath a canopy to lie
F F/C F F/C              G 
For far across the town, her lover's lying drowned
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E
And painted by the Bosporus in blue
F F/C F F/C                G
And there's nothing for a broken heart to do.

VERSE 3
 
              C C/G C C/G
Down the dirty streets of Constantinople
Am         Am/E Am                 Am/E
The beggars weep, their hands all wide open
F F/C               F F/C       G 
Their severed leper limbs all swing and sway.

VERSE 4

            C C/G C C/G
At a windowsill in Constantinople
Am Am/E         Am        Am/E
Our Hero sighs to melodies noteful
F F/C F F/C                    G
And gazes on the walls that hold his love.

CHORUS

F                           G
But the Sultan's weary bride, she won't be wed tonight
C       C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E
Nor fall beneath a canopy to lie
F F/C F F/C              G 
For far across the town, her lover now is drowned
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E
And painted by the Bosporus in blue
F F/C F F/C                G 
And there's nothing for a broken heart to do.

OUTRO

F F/C                               F F/C G
No, there's nothing for a broken heart to do.
C C/B C/A C/G Am Am/E Am Am/E F F/C F F/C G G7 C
Except cry.


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IV. The Kingdom of Spain

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

VERSE 1

                  C
In the Kingdom of Spain
      D                G  Em
There are such colors
              C
They defy any name
     D              G    Em
Like drab and dolor

CHORUS

                        C        D
But oh the King and the Queen of Spain
           G                    Em
With their long unpronounceable names
           C             D                     Em       D
Grace the table at the long lost Kingdom of Spain

VERSE 2

                  C
In the Kingdom of Light
      D                G  Em
A lithe young lawyer
              C
Tries a case for
      D                G  Em
Her unjustly arrested brother

CHORUS

                        C        D
But oh the King and the Queen of Light
           G             Em
Rule with unbendable might
           C             D                             Em       D
So it's to the gallows for the long lost Kingdom of Light oh oh

BRIDGE

(G C D)x3

VERSE 3

                  C
In the Kingdom of Love
      D                G  Em
Oh, we're all just fodder
                     C
As the cannonades drub
      D                G  Em
Our sons and daughters

CHORUS

                        C        D
But oh the King and the Queen of Love
           G                    Em
In their long white fingerless gloves
           C             D                     Em       D
Bang the gavel for the long lost Kingdom of Love

OUTRO

D    Em
Of love
D    Em
Of love
D

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4. The Decemberists-Connect Set

I. Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)

CHORUS/VERSE 1

N.C.                   A                  D
Please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A                          E   E7
I don't wanna see my momma cry
A                        D
Please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A             E            A
I don't wanna see my momma cry

VERSE 2

E                              A
Just last year when I was only seven
E                             A
Now I'm almost eight as you can see
A                             D      B7
You came home a quarter past eleven
    A              E                   A
And fell down underneath our Christmas tree

CHORUS

A                        D
Please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A                          E   E7
I don't wanna see my momma cry
A                        D
Please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A             E            A
I don't wanna see my momma cry

A D A E E7 A D A E A

VERSE 3

E                              A
Momma smiled and looked outside the window
E                                      A
She told me, "Son you better go upstairs"
A                             D      B7
Then you laughed and hollered Merry Christmas
    A              E                   A
I turned around and see my momma's tears

CHORUS

A                              D
I say please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A                          E   E7
I don't wanna see my momma cry
A                        D
Please, Daddy, don't get drunk this Christmas
A             E            A
I don't wanna see my momma cry

OUTRO

    E                          D    A
Say, I don't wanna see my momma cry

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5. Always The Bridesmaid

I. Valerie Plame

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

VERSE 1

                 G
Oh Valerie Plame
                  Am
If that really is your name
                  C
I would just shout the same
                     G
To the world
                    G
Dear Valerie Plame
                        Am
So they made a wreck of you
                        C
But give me the rest of you
                            G    F#/G
And I'll give the world

CHORUS

Em                                Am
But you were just some silly girl
           C                                 G
Taking in the sights of your empire's colony
Em                                  Am
So I took you into my confidence
                C                     G
Without a thought of consequence
D                          D7            G
To my heart or to my mind

VERSE 2

N.C.             G
But Valerie Plame
                  Am
If that really is your name
                    C
I would just shout the same
                     G
To the world

G
La da da de da
         Am
la de da da
        C             G
la de da da da da dada da

VERSE 3

N.C.            G
Oh Valerie Plame
                          Am
If that really is your name
                          C
I would just shout the same
            G
From up high
                  G
Dear Valerie Plame
                              Am
I'll look for that long exchange
                            C
Outside of the Bureau Change
         G
In Shanghai

CHORUS

Em                                Am
But I was just some stupid boy on a bus
C                                 G
When your nom de guerre was Codename Caroline
Em                      Am
And so my Vespa became your chariot
            C                  G
From the Green Zone Marriott
       D                 D7            G
To be etched upon my mind

VERSE 4

N.C.            G
But Valerie Plame
                          Am
If that really is your name
                          C
I would just shout the same
            G
To The world

BRIDGE

F                      Am              G/Am                 F
And when they flashed your picture 'cross the screen
            Am             G/Am                        F
How my heart seemed to leap out of me
              Am                G/Am         F
And they attached a list of your identities
             Em
But the one you'll always be

VERSE 5

N.C.            A
Dear Valerie Plame
                  Bm
If that really is your name
                     D
I would just shout the same
                   A
To the world
              A
Dear Valerie Plame
                 Bm
If that really is your name
                      D
I would just shout the same
                     A
To the world

OUTRO

G
La da da de da
         Am
La de da da
        C             G
La de da da da da dada da
La da da de da
(La la da di da)
         Am
La de da da
(La la da di da)
        C             G
La de da da da da dada da
Laaaa

G    D   Em   G   D   A/D  C/D  A/D  A/C
D            Em               G          A/D C/D  A/D  A/C
(La da da da da da da.. hey hey Valerie Plame) x5
La da da da da da da.. hey hey Valerie Plame

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II. O New England

Originally tabbed by: expendabletom

INTRO

A D A D

VERSE 1

A                       D
We'd come seven hours down
A                                   D
Took the blue line to see where we hopped out
A                           D
And I was only joking, and I was only joking
A                         D
And I was only trying to get a laugh

VERSE 2

A                                             D
You say this was the furthest that we had come
A                                D
Travel so far to watch it fall, undone
A
And I had lost my token
D
You were looking bent and broken
A                              D
Staring sideways with the rain coming down

CHORUS

Bm                    E
But I am so enthralled
            A
O New England
            D
La da dum da
             A
O New England
              D
La da dum dum

VERSE 3

A                                     D
This here is the fable of a failed attempt
(Fable, failed attempt now)
A                                D
Find new life in a love in the seat of its origin
(Failed attempt, now)
A
From Long to Coney Island
D
From mid to west to upper highland
A                             D
And all I got is a silk full colored souvenir

CHORUS

 Bm                          E
The new millennium in New York
                       A
And all of New England
            D
La da dum dum
          A
O New England
           D
La da dum dum

BRIDGE

      Bm
O New England
                       C# D
In the face of your em - pire
                             C#     Bm
I think I'd rather just wait in the car
                       C# D
And return to the turn -  pike
                         E
Watching the New England skyline
          A
Sinking below
          D
Sinking below

OUTRO

A D

A                   D
We'd come seven hours down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A                     D
We'd come seven hours down, down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A                   D
We'd come seven hours down
(We'd come seven hours down)
A                     D
We'd come seven hours down, down
(We'd come seven hours down)

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III. Days Of Elaine

Originally tabbed by: fruitloof

VERSE 1

E
Those were the days of Elaine, that was the phrase that she used to describe
       D           A            E
To her son, of the fun, she had had
Long before he went away, long before days of the dull and the dregs
        D            A          E
And the lull and the call never came

PRE-CHORUS

          C       D     E
To say,   oh oh oh oh oh

VERSE 2

Loitering lavender park, laying about in the day and the dark
     D              A           E
Of a room while the noon passes by
Always on verge of collapse, mother would quit and then suffer a lapse
         D               A             E
From the drink you would think she was dead

PRE-CHORUS

              C       D     E
But they say,   oh oh oh oh oh
          C       D     E
She says,   oh oh oh oh oh

CHORUS

C#m
And the time that it takes
        B
Well it goes so slow (goes so slow)
C#m
And she laid on the brakes
    B
And she dove below (dove below)
           A
Doesn't it go so slow
         Ab                     A
When you build it up to tear it down
               E
You're tearin' down
            A
You tear it down
F#
Those were the days
                       A
Those were the days of Elaine
            E
The days of Elaine
            D      A   E
The days of Elaine

VERSE 3

A lover like Alan Gulan, she followed him blind from saloon to salon
         D            A              E
From the hills to the pills he would take
Father had died in the mines, brother had showed no remorse for his times
          D
When they strung him up
       A                  E
He got all hung up on the scaffolding

PRE-CHORUS

             C        D     E
But he said,    oh oh oh oh oh
         C       D     E
He say,   oh oh oh oh oh

CHORUS

C#m
And the time that it takes
        B
Well it goes so slow (goes so slow)
C#m
And she laid on the brakes
    B
And she dove below (dove below)
           A
Doesn't it go so slow
         Ab                     A
When you build it up to tear it down
                    E
You're tearing it down
            A
You tear it down
F#
Those were the days
                       A
Those were the days of Elaine
            E        E
The days of Elaine
            D      A   E D A E
The days of Elaine

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IV. I'm Sticking With You

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

VERSE 1/CHORUS

F    C             F
I'm sticking with you
       Bb  C           F
'Cause I'm made out of glue
         C              F
Anything that you might do
Bb  C        F
I'm gonna do too

VERSE 2

F             C                  F
You held up a stage coach in the rain
    Bb  C         F
And I'm doin' the same
        C              F
Saw you hangin' from a tree
    Bb     C              F
And I made believe it was me

CHORUS

F    C             F
I'm sticking with you
       Bb  C           F
'Cause I'm made out of glue
         C              F
Anything that you might do
Bb  C        F            E
I'm gonna do too

BRIDGE:

Am                      E
Moon people go into the stratosphere
Am                            E
Soldiers fighting with their Cong
         C                       G
But with you by my side I can do anything
        B                             E
When we swing, we hang past right and wrong


OUTRO

           A              D
I'll do anything for you
E            A            D
Anything you want me to
E          A
I'll do anything for you
   D     E                 A
(Oh whoa, I'm sticking with you)x14
D E A
   D     E                 A
(Oh whoa, I'm sticking with you)x6 

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V. A Record Year For Rainfall

CAPO 4

INTRO

(Em  G  Cmaj7  B7 Em G)x3

VERSE 1

Cmaj7         B7      Em
I read in the paper today
            G               Cmaj7     B7
It's been a record year for rainfall
             Em                           G
And you were leaning against the bathroom wall
        Cmaj7        B7
In your lonely dress
         Em         G   Cmaj7  B7
Was your only dress

Em  G  Cmaj7

VERSE 2

Cmaj7   B7       Em
Stand accusing across
        G              Cmaj7   B7
I got a temper set for tender
Em                                   G
And you were shrugging it off like a feather
       Cmaj7   B7
Saying "oh...
                       Em        G  Cmaj7
Would you look at this weather"

CHORUS

Cmaj7      B7            Em
What's the use of all of this?
      G                   Cmaj7
Is to remember you in the entire
       B7               Em
As I'm watching it slip away
           G             Cmaj7
And in the annuls of the empire
       B7
Did it look this gray
           Em  G  Cmaj7  B7
Before the falllllll
           Em  G  Cmaj7  B7
Before the falllllll

Em G Cmaj7 B7 Em  G

VERSE 3

   Cmaj7     B7        Em
So rake your thumbnail across
    G              Cmaj7   B7
The stretch of the patina
Em                G
Revealing a Proserpina
     Cmaj7       B7
In a low recline
     Em              G  Cmaj7
In a steep decline

CHORUS

Cmaj7      B7            Em
What's the use of all of this?
      G                   Cmaj7
Is to remember you in the entire
       B7               Em
As I'm watching it slip away
           G             Cmaj7
And in the annuls of the empire
       B7
Did it look this gray?
Does it look so gray?
Does it always look so gray
           Em  G  Cmaj7  B7
Before the faaaallllll?
           Em  G  Cmaj7  B7
Before the faaaallllll?
(Em  G  Cmaj7  B7 Em G)x8
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VI. Raincoat Song

Originally tabbed by: Camila033

CAPO 5

C Amaj7/F x4

VERSE 1

C
Caroline you're angry 'cause you sleep like a spinster and you're 28
Amaj7/F
You've been thinkin' late
C
You couldn't catch a cold

VERSE 2

C
Bend your head double in the goose down piling all the pillows high
Amaj7/F
Heave your fiercest sigh
C
And see if that'll work

PRE-CHORUS

        F                 Fm
And the raincoat that you wore
C
When it rained today
        F                 Fm
And the raincoat that you wore
C
When it rained today

CHORUS

  C             C/B        Am     Am/F
I think it only made it rain more
  C             C/B        Am     Am/F
I think it only made it rain the more

VERSE 3

C
And if the water's all wickin' up your pant leg better wear your britches tight
Amaj7/F
I should teach you right
C
To be so down at heel

VERSE 4

C
Goin' off half-cocked not shot full of arrows from the cherubim
Amaj7/F
Oh, the nerve of them
C
To not draw their bows

PRE-CHORUS

        F                 Fm
And the raincoat that you wore
C
When it rained today
        F                 Fm
And the raincoat that you wore
C
When it rained today

CHORUS

  C             C/B        Am     Am/F
I think it only made it rain more
  C             C/B        Am     Am/F
I think it only made it rain the more

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6. 5 Songs

I. Oceanside

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

VERSE 1

           E
Sweet Annabelle
C#m
As seen reclining on an ocean swell
F#m
As the waves do lather up to lay her down
                             A
'til she's fast and sleeping oh well

PRE-CHORUS

     E                C#m
I guess I'm something of a ne'er-do-well
                                F#m
Who fell asleep at the pealing of the steeple bell
         A                   E
I'm on track and keeping but oh

CHORUS

                          F#m
If I could only get you ocean side
              A
To lay your muscles wide
                E
It'd be heavenly
                                F#m
Oh if I could only coax you overboard
                       A
To leave these lolling shores
            E       B7
To get you ocean side
       F#m
Ocean side
       A   Am
Ocean side oh, oh

BRIDGE

E C#m F#m A Am

VERSE 2

           E
At rising tide
                                C#m
You're looking fresher than a July bride
                           F#m
We're picking up what our mothers always stigmatized.
              A                     E
The field is right for reaping  oh well

PRE-CHORUS

                             C#m
I guess I'm something of a ne'er-do-well
                     F#m
Even though that's something I could never do well
         A                   E
I'm on track and keeping but oh

CHORUS

                          F#m
If I could only get you ocean side
              A
To lay your muscles wide
                E
It'd be heavenly
                                F#m
Oh if I could only coax you overboard
                       A
To leave these lolling shores
            E       B7
To get you ocean side
       F#m
Ocean side
        A Am  E
Ocean side oh oh

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II. Shiny

Originally tabbed by: TimMobbs

CAPO 2

INTRO

Cadd9 Cmaj7 Cadd9 Cmaj7 B5 Em B5 Em

VERSE 1

Cadd9  Cmaj7        Cadd9  Cmaj7          B5    Em  B5  Em
By the bumper cars, in the pretty twining light,
Cadd9        Cmaj7
  I may have gone too far,
Cadd9        Cmaj7              B5
  I may have gone too much, too long.
  Em  G                 Cadd9   Cmaj7   Cadd9   Cmaj7   B5  Em  B5  Em
I'm a dull and witless boy.

VERSE 2

Cadd9   Cmaj7       Cadd9       Cmaj7         B5  Em  B5  Em
 In the after bars, think I was sullied by a dream.
Cadd9   Cmaj7
 In the killing jar,
Cadd9    Cmaj7         B5
 You and me at war at arms
 Em G            Cadd9   Cmaj7   Cadd9   Cmaj7   B5  Em  B5  Em
All falling in embrace.

CHORUS

Em   D/F   G   Am  B7
Tell me    why you lied
    Em             D               Cadd9   Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7
And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
   Em9/D   Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7  B5  Em  B5  Em
All shiny

VERSE 3

Cadd9    Cmaj7
 A tawny gypsy girl
Cadd9     Cmaj7         B5  Em  B5  Em
 Sleeping blanketed by stars
Cadd9       Cmaj7
 'neath the tilt-a-whirl
Cadd9          Cmaj7         B5
 Where we were coyly caught alone
 Em  G                  Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7  B5  Em
All  fumbling with your blouse

CHORUS

Em   D/F  G   Am  B7
Tell me   why you lied
    Em             D               Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7
And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
    Em9/D
All shiny

BRIDGE

D                         C
 And in the roller coaster din
D                     C                Em
 By the parachutes in saddle shoes you break your shin
D                          C       B5   Em  B5  Em
 But I have never seen two eyes so shiny
(Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7  B5  Em  B5  Em) x2
D                     C
 And the sullen beery swine
D                     C            Em
 Try to tangle you in sullen beery balls of twine
D                       C        B5  Em  B5  Em
 Have they ever seen two eyes so shiny?

VERSE 4

Cadd9       Cmaj7
 The boys in denim vests
Cadd9    Cmaj7       B5   Em  B5  Em
 Smoking cigarettes between
Cadd9            Cmaj7
 Their bootblack fingertips
Cadd9    Cmaj7         B5     Em
 Sweetly tipsy by the half-light
    G                Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7  B5  Em
The light and the half-light

CHORUS

Em   D/F# G   Am  B7
Tell me   why you lied
    Em             D               Cadd9  Cmaj7  Cadd9  Cmaj7
And what it is you do to keep your eyes,
    Em9/D
All shiny, all shiny

OUTRO

Cadd9
All shiny
Cmaj7
All shiny
Cadd9
All shiny
Cmaj7
All shiny
B5
All shiny
Em
All shiny
B5
All shiny
Em
All shiny

Em  D/F  G  Am  B7

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III. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist

Originally tabbed by: mobaxwob

INTRO

(Am Am/E Am Am/E) x4

VERSE 1

Am       Am/E      C      D          G
My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist
   Em       D
In pre-war Paris
Am        D             B      Em   Emadd9 Em
Smuggling bombs for the underground.
Am              D
And she met my father
      B                C
At a fete in Aix-en-Provence.
        Cadd9                  D
He was disguised as a Russian cadet
                     Em   Emadd9 Em
In the employ of the Axis.

CHORUS

     C
And there in the half-light
Of the provincial midnight
      G
To a lone concertina
They drank in cantinas
      C                D
And toasted to Edith Piaf
                     Em   Emadd9 Em
And the fall of the Reich.

C D Am

VERSE 2

Am             Am/E      C       D       G
My sister was born in a hovel in Burgundy
      Em          D
And left for the cattle
Am             D          B     Em   Emadd9 Em
But later was found by a communist
Am                 D
Who'd deserted his ranks
      B         C
To follow his dream
        Cadd9             D                Em   Emadd9 Em
To start up a punk rock band in South Carolina.

CHORUS

  C
I get letters sometimes
They bought a plantation
    G
She weeds the tobacco
He offends the nation
                 C                     D
And they write, "Don't be a stranger, y'hear."
                   Em   Emadd9 Em
"Sincerely, your sister."

C D Am

VERSE 3

Am       Am/E
So my parents had me
               C      D          G
To the disgust of the prostitutes
       Em       D
On a bed in a brothel.
Am             D         B        Em   Emadd9 Em
Surprisingly raised with tender care
Am                  D
'Til the money got tight
         B         C
And they bet me away
          Cadd9             D
To a blind brigadier in a game
                 Em   Emadd9 Em
Of high stakes canasta.

CHORUS

       C
But he made me a sailor
On his brigadier ship fleet.
   G
I know every yardarm
From main mast to jib sheet.
    C                      D
But sometimes I long to be landlocked
                   C
And to work in a bakery.

OUTRO

    Em        C         Em
Ahhhhh    Ahhhhh    Ahhhhh

C D Am

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IV. Angel, Won't You Call Me?

Originally tabbed by: Underglow

RIFF

e-----------|
B-----------|
G-----------|
D---------0-|
A---0-2-3---|
E-3---------|

INTRO

(Riff  D C G)

VERSE 1

Riff                 D    C    G
    Angel, won't you call me?
Riff               D    C    G
    Could I be the only?
Riff              D    C    G
    Though I am a lost cause
Riff                 D    C    G
    Angel, won't you call me?

VERSE 2

Riff              D    C    G
        Waiting for a sweet breeze,
Riff               D    C    G
        Read it in the tea leaves.
Riff                   D    C    G
        Saw them crown you May Queen;
Riff                   D    C    G        G/F#
        Heard you sing the sweetest thing.

CHORUS

Em                       C G C G  G/F#
But I've been so unbridled
Em                       C      G
I fled in the face of my rival
D                       Dsus4 D
When I felt his breath
C                      Cm
At the back of my neck
G                        G7 G C G
Angel, won't you call?

(Riff D C G) x4

VERSE 3

Riff                 D    C    G
     So here I am in corduroy
Riff                 D    C    G
     Catch it in your Polaroid
Riff                 D    C    G
     Thought it was an off night,
Riff                 D    C    G
     Caught in such a warm light.

VERSE 4

Riff                      D    C    G
     So Angel, won't you call me?
Riff                 D    C    G
     Could I be the only?
Riff                 D    C    G
     Though I am a lost cause,
Riff                 D    C    G G/F#
     Angel, won't you call me?

CHORUS

Em                       C G C G  G/F#
But I've been so unbridled
Em                       C      G
I fled in the face of my rival
D                       Dsus4 D
When I felt his breath
C                      Cm
At the back of my neck

CHORUS

Em                       C G C G  G/F#
But I've been so unbridled
Em                       C      G
I 

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