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1. The Crane Wife 3
2. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Feel Not the Drowning
3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
4. O Valencia!
5. The Perfect Crime #2
6. When the War Came
7.Shankill Butchers
8.Summersong
9. The Crane Wife 1&2
10. Sons & Daughters
BONUS TRACKS
11. After the Bombs
12. Culling of the Fold
13. The Perfect Crime #1
14. The Day I Knew You Wouldn't Ever Come Back
15. Hurdles Even Here

1. The Crane Wife 3

Tabbed originally by: Unregistered

INTRO

(D A G)x2

VERSE 1

D      A              G
And under the boughs unbound
D            A           G
All clothed in a snowy shroud
D          A            G
She had no heart so hardened
D      A              G
All under the boughs unbound

(D A G)x2

VERSE 2

D           A            G
Each feather it fell from skin
D           A         G
Till threadbare she grew thin
D              A         G
How where my eyes so blinded
D           A            G
Each feather it fell from skin

CHORUS

            D            A            G
And I will hang my head hang my head low
            D            A            G
And I will hang my head hang my head low

(D A G)x2

VERSE 3

D           A            G
The gray sky looked bitter stained
D           A            G
A rain cloud and crane on wing
D           A            G
All out beyond horizons oh
D         A      G
A gray sky a bitter stain

CHORUS

            D            A            G
(And I will hang my head hang my head low)x7

OUTRO

(D A G)x4



2. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Feel Not the Drowning

INTRO

Em

VERSE 1

There's an island hidden in the sound
Lapping currents lay your boat aground 
                    G
Affix your barb and bayonet
    A                   Bb
The curlews carve their arabesques
    Em
And sorrow fills the silence all around
Come and see 

VERSE 2

There's a harbor lost within the reeds
A jetty caught in over-hanging trees
                 G
Among the bones of cormorants
   A        Bb
No boot-mark here nor fingerprint
    Em
The rivers roll down to a soundless sea
Come and see
         G G/F# Em
Come and see 

CHORUS

              D        C
The tides all come and go witnessed by no waking eye
Em     D                C
The willows mark the wind
    Em     D   C
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
Em    D               C
We'll not go home again
         B7    C
Come and see
         B7    C   D   Em
Come and see 

VERSE 3

In the lowlands, nestled in the heath
A briar-cradle rocks its babe to sleep
                        G
Its contents watched by Sycorax
    A         Bb
And Patagon in parallax
  Em
A foretold rumbling sounds below the deep         
Come and see
         G G/F# Em
Come and see 

CHORUS

              D        C
The tides all come and go witnessed by no waking eye
Em     D                C
The willows mark the wind
Em         D        C
And all we know for sure amidst this fading light
Em    D               C
We'll not go home again
         B7    C
Come and see
         B7    C   D   Am
Come and see

*The Landlords Daughter*

Am D Am D Am D Am D
Am                D Am              D
As I was a-ramble down by the water
Am            D Am                      D  Am D Am D
I spied in sable the landlord's daughter 
Am                 D  Am           D
I produced my pistol, then my saber
Am                   D  Am                       D
Said, "Make no whistle or thou will be murdered!"

Am D     Am D Am D Am D Am D Am D Am D
La-Ha-Ha      La-Ha
Am                     D   Am                D
She cursed, she shivered, she cried for mercy
Am                D Am                      D
"My gold and silver if thou will release me!"

G Bb F G# Eb Bbm A 

Dm                  Bb    Dm              Bb       
I'll take no gold, miss. I'll take no silver.
Dm                       Bb    Dm                Bb
But I'll take those sweet lips and thou will deliver!

Am D     Am D Am D Am D Am D Am D Am D
La-Ha-Ha      La-Ha 

Dm C F G Am

*You'll Feel Not the Drowning*

INTRO

Am Asus2 

VERSE 1

Am   C
I will dress your eyelids
     Am    C
With dimes upon your eyes
Am       C
Lay you close to water
Am       C
Green your grave will rise 

CHORUS

G
Go to sleep now, little ugly
Am
Go to sleep now, you little fool
G
Forty winking in the belfry
F     G
You'll not feel the drowning
F     G  G#+
You'll not feel the drowning

VERSE 2

Am           C
Forget you once had sweethearts
Am          C
They've forgotten you
Am         C
Think you not on parents
Am        C
They've forgotten too 

CHORUS

G
Go to sleep now, little ugly
Am
Go to sleep now, you little fool
G
Forty winking in the belfry
F     G
You'll not feel the drowning
F     G  G#+
You'll not feel the drowning

VERSE 3/OUTRO

Am        C 
Hear you now the captain
Am           C
Heave his sorrowed cry
Am           C
The weight upon your eyelids
Am                          C
Is dimes laid on your eyes



3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)

Originally tabbed by: Warpstarkirby

INTRO

C Am C Am

VERSE 1

C                        Am
Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet
C                   Am
A sweetheart left behind
C                         Am
Far from the hills of the sea-swelled Carolinas
C               Am
That's where my true love lies

C              Am               C                  Am
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah

VERSE 2

C                    Am
Look for me when the sun-bright swallow
C              Am
Sings upon the birch bough high
C                                  Am
But you are in the ground with the voles and the weevils
C                             Am
All a'chew upon your bones so dry

 C              Am               C                  Am
(Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah)x2

CHORUS

A            Cmaj7
But when the sun breaks
A          Cmaj7      G
To no more bullets in Battle Creek
A             Cmaj7
Then will you make a grave
A             F
For I will be home then
          G
I will be home then
          F
I will be home then
          G
I will be home then, then


C Am C Am

VERSE 3

C                         Am
When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee
C                     Am
Made a seam to hem me in
C                          Am
There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless
       C                        Am
Got my heart right pierced by a pin

C              Am               C                  Am
Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah

VERSE 4

    C                       Am
But oh, did you see all the dead of Manassas
        C                             Am
All the bellies and the bones and the bile
    C                        Am
No, I lingered here with the blankets barren
       C                  Am
And my own belly big with child

 C              Am               C                  Am
(Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah) x2

CHORUS

A            Cmaj7
But when the sun breaks
A          Cmaj7      G
To no more bullets in Battle Creek
A             Cmaj7
Then will you make a grave
A             F
For I will be home then
          G
I will be home then
          F
I will be home then
          G
I will be home then


BRIDGE

F                               G
Stems and bones and stone walls too
G
Could keep me from you
F                        Em
Skein of skin is all too few
G
To keep me from you

C Am C Am

VERSE 5

    C                      Am
But oh my love, though our bodies may be parted
           C                  Am
Though our skin may not touch skin
C                    Am
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow
       C                         Am
I will come on the breath of the wind

 C              Am               C                  Am
(Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah) x2



4. O Valencia!

Originally tabbed by: jebeebus

INTRO

(C Cmaj7 G)x2

VERSE 1

      C Cmaj7     G
You belong to the gang
        C Cmaj7              G
And you say you can't break away
        C Cmaj7      G          C Cmaj7  G
But I'm here with my hands on my heart
    C Cmaj7        G
Our families can't agree
         C Cmaj7            G
I’m your brother's sworn enemy
         C Cmaj7        G       C Cmaj7  G
But I'll shout out my love to the stars

CHORUS

   Am           F             Dm           G
So wait for the stone on your window, your window
Am          F       Dm        G
Wait by the car and we’ll go, we’ll go

(C Cmaj7 G)x2

VERSE 2

     C Cmaj7       G
When first we laid eyes
  C Cmaj7           G
I swore to no compromise
       C Cmaj7    G         C Cmaj7  G
'Til I felt my caress on your skin
          C Cmaj7        G
Well, how soon we were betrayed
     C Cmaj7         G
Your sister gave us away
         C Cmaj7     G    C Cmaj7  G
And your father came all unhinged

CHORUS

   Am           F             Dm           G
So wait for the stone on your window, your window
Am          F       Dm        G
Wait by the car and we’ll go, we’ll go
    C      Em       Am
But Oh, Valencia-ah-ah!
          F                       C
With your blood still warm on the ground
  Em        Am
Valencia-ah-ah!
      F
And I swear to the stars
     Dm                   G
I’ll burn this whole city down, oh oh oh

(C Cmaj7 G)x4

      C Cmaj7     G
All I heard was a shout
        C Cmaj7            G
Of your brother calling me out
        C Cmaj7    G        C Cmaj7  G
And you ran like a fool to my side
         C Cmaj7      G
Well the shot, it hit hard
         C Cmaj7               G
And your frame went limp in my arms
        C Cmaj7 G               C Cmaj7  G
And the lull of love was your dying cry

CHORUS

   Am           F             Dm           G
So wait for the stone on your window, your window
Am          F       Dm        G
Wait by the car and we’ll, go we’ll go
    C     Em        Am
But Oh, Valencia-ah-ah!
          F                       C
With your blood still warm on the ground
  Em        Am
Valencia-ah-ah!
         F                    C
And I’ll burn this whole city down

OUTRO

  Em        Am
Valencia-ah-ah!
          F                         C
With your blood gettin' cold on the ground
  Em        Am
Valencia-ah-ah!
      F
And I swear to the stars
     Dm                   G                C
I’ll burn this whole city down, oh oh oh



5. The Perfect Crime #2

INTRO

Em

VERSE 1

Sing muse of the passion of the pistol
Sing muse of the warning by the whistle
A night so dark in the waning
A dawn obscured by a slate sky raining

VERSE 2

Five and twenty burglars by the reservoir
A teenage lookout on the signal tower
The mogul's daughter in hogties
The mogul fingers the wrong guy

CHORUS
              
           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime
           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime

It was the perfect crime

VERSE 3

The bagman's quaking in the fingers
The hand off lends a little lingers
A well dressed man in the cross hairs
A shot rings out from somewhere upstairs

CHORUS
           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime
           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime


It was the perfect crime

BRIDGE

C                         B
   It was like a ticker-tape parade
            C                               B
   When the plastique on the safe was blown away
C                        B
   We all gazed from eye to eye
         C                       Em 
   As we mouthed our silent good-byes

VERSE 4

The valley sleeping with the bastard
It stinks of slumber and disaster
Two words I spoke on the tap-wire
The agent's ploy was a surefire backfire

CHORUS

           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime
           C                       D
It was a perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect   
C                     G                 Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime

     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect           
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                
A perfect A perfect A perfect A perfect
     C                  D                Em
A perfect a perfect a perfect a perfect crime



6. When The War Came

INTRO

Bsus2

VERSE 1

With all the grain of Babylon
To cultivate, To make us strong
And hidden here behind the walls
Are shoulders wide and timber on
         Asus2
Till the war came
         Bsus2
Till the war came

VERSE 2

A terrible autonomy
Is grafted onto you and me
A trust put in the governments
Who told their lies as heaven sent
         Asus2
Till the war came
         Bsus2
Till the war came

CHORUS

        G               Asus2                 Bsus2
And the war came with a curse and a caterwaul
        G                     Asus2                 Bsus2
And the war came with all the poise of a cannonball
            G                 A     Em             G
And they're picking out our eyes by cold and candlelight
         G
When the war came
    Asus2           Bsus2
The war came hard

VERSE 3

We made our oaths to Avalon
We'd not betray the soul lain on 
The acres of hysteracy
To our own pangs of starvation
          Asus2
When the war came
          Bsus2
When the war came

CHORUS

        G               Asus2                 Bsus2
And the war came with a curse and a caterwaul
        G                     Asus2                 Bsus2
And the war came with all the poise of a cannonball
            G                 A     Em             G
And they're picking out our eyes by cold and candlelight
         G
When the war came
    Asus           Bssu2
The war came hard

OUTRO

With all the grain of Babylon
With all the grain of Babylon



7. Shankill Butchers

Originally tabbed by: hojoseph99

CAPO 4

INTRO

(Am Am/B  C  Am/B) x2

VERSE 1

    Am       Am/E         F
The shankill butchers run tonight
    E
You better shut your windows tight
        Am               Am/E               F
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
    E
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

CHORUS

              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                             E/B (Am  Am/B Am/B) x2
The Shankill butchers wanna catch you awake


VERSE 2

     Am         Am/E             F
They used to be just like me and you
     E
They used to be sweet little boys
    Am             Am/E      F
But something went horribly askew
    E
Now killing is their only source of joy

CHORUS

              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake
    E                             E/B (Am  Am/B Am/B) x2
The Shankill butchers wanna catch you awake


BRIDGE 

(Am   Am/E   F   E)x2

VERSE 3

    Am       Am/E            F
The shankill butchers on the rise
    E
They're waiting until the dead of the night
        Am               Am/E               F
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
    E
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

CHORUS

              Am  Am/E     F
And everybody knows if you don't
G                  Am   Am/E
Mind your mother's words
  Am     Am/E      F   F/C
A wicked wind will blow
     G                 Am
Your ribbons from your curls
Am/E      Am    Am/E      F
Everybody moan, everybody shake

OUTRO

    E
The shankill butchers wanna catch you
    E
The shankill butchers wanna cut you
    E
The shankill butchers wanna catch you

Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am Am/B  C  Am/B
Awake
Am
Awake



8. Summersong

Originally tabbed by: tAKEAWAy

CAPO 4

INTRO

Am C Em G

VERSE 1

Am     C
Ramblin' where to begin
Em                         G 
I taste the summer on your peppery skin
Am         C
Been saved the warmer the waves
Em                   G
I felt a slip into a watery grave

Am       C   Em     G
Oh ahhh  Ah ha haaaa
Am                C       Em G
A la di da di da  Ahhhhhhh

PRE-CHORUS

Am      C
My girl, linen and curls
Em                             G
Lips parting like a flag all unfurled
Am         C
She's grand the bend of her hand
Em                      G
Digging deep into the sweep of the sand
Am       C   Em     G
Oh ahhh  Ah ha haaaa
Am                C       Em G
A la di da di da  Ahhhhhhh

CHORUS

G      Am      Em                Am
Summer arrives with a length of lights
Em     Am     F
Summer blows away
C                G              Am   C Em G
And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
Am     C     Em       G                                 
It gets swallowed by a wave 

VERSE 2 

Am         C
Waylay the din of the day
Em                   G
Boats bobbing in the blue of the bay
Am        C
In deep far beneath 
Em                          G
All the dead sailors slowly slipping to sleep
Am       C   Em     G
Oh ahhh  Ah ha haaaa
Am                C       Em G
A la di da di da  Ahhhhhhh

PRE-CHORUS

Am      C
My girl, linen and curls
Em                             G
Lips parting like a flag all unfurled
Am         C
She's grand the bend of her hand
Em                      G
Digging deep into the sweep of the sand
Am       C   Em     G
Oh ahhh  Ah ha haaaa
Am                C       Em G
A la di da di da  Ahhhhhhh

CHORUS

G      Am      Em                Am
Summer arrives with a length of lights
Em     Am     F
Summer blows away
C                G              Am  C  Em G
And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
Am     C     Em       G    Am  C  Em  G                             
It gets swallowed by a wave 
Am     C     Em       G    Am  C  Em  G                             
It gets swallowed by a wave 
Am     C     Em       G    Am  C  Em  G                             
It gets swallowed by a wave 



9. The Crane Wife 1&2

Crane Wife 1 tabbed by: Stormx
Crane Wife 2 tabbed by: heymrrain

INTRO 

G

VERSE 1

It was a cold night
                 Em
And the snow lay low 
I pulled my coat tight
                    C
Against the falling down
And the sun was all
                    G     Em
And the sun was all down
And the sun was all
                    C     G
And the sun was all down

VERSE 2

I am a poor man
                     Em
I haven't wealth nor fame
I have my two hands
                  C
And a house to my name
And the winter's so
                    G     Em
And the winter's so long
And the winter's so
                    C     D
And the winter's so long

CHORUS

And all the stars were crashing 'round
                           G
As I laid eyes on what I'd found

VERSE 3

It was a white crane
                  Em
It was a helpless thing
Upon a red stain
                  C
With an arrow its wing
And it called and cried
                        G     Em
And it called and cried so
And it called and cried
                        C     D
And it called and cried so

CHORUS

And all the stars were crashing 'round
                           G
As I laid eyes on what I'd found
                        Em    C
My crane wife, my crane wife
                        G
My crane wife, my crane wife

VERSE 4

Now I helped her
                  Em
And I dressed her wounds
And how I held her
                   C
Beneath the rising moon
And she stood to fly
                     G     Em
And she stood to fly away
And she stood to fly
                 C     D
She stood to fly away

CHORUS

And all the stars were crashing 'round
                           G
As I laid eyes on what I'd found
                        Em    C
My crane wife, my crane wife
                        G
My crane wife, my crane wife

G            Em              C              G
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da
G            Em              C              G
Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da

D Bm D G D Bm D G D Bm D G D Bb D G D Bm D G D Bb D G 

*Crane Wife 2*

INTRO

D

VERSE 1

                 C          G           D
My crane wife arrived at my door in the moonlight
    C               G                      D
All star-bright and tongue tied I took her in

VERSE 2

D                   C          G             D
We were married and bells rang sweet for our wedding
        C           G                  D
And our bedding was ready when we fell in

CHORUS

Em                  A                       Em
Sound the keening bell and see it's painted red
             A                        G
Soft as fontanel, the feathers in the thread
                  A      C         G
When all I ever meant to do was to keep you   
    D              G              D           C D
My crane wife, my crane wife, my crane wife

VERSE 3

                    C        G      D
We were poorly, our fortunes fading hourly
    C       G                           D
And how she vowed me she could bring it back

VERSE 4

D                        C        G             D
But I was greedy I was vain and I forced her to weaving
   C            G                     D
On cold loom in closed room with down wove

CHORUS

Em                  A                       Em
Sound the keening bell and see it's painted red
             A                        G
Soft as fontanel, the feathers in the thread
                  A      C         G
When all I ever meant to do was to keep you   
    D              G              D           C D
My crane wife, my crane wife, my crane wife

OUTRO

Em                                F
There's a bend in the wind and it rakes at my heart
Em                                  F
There is blood in the thread and it rakes at my heart

G             C    G   C  G   C  G   C  G   C
Rakes at my heart, heart, heart, heart, heart

G C G C

G      C      G      C      G      C     G      C
Heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart, heart

   D
My crane wife



10. Sons And Daughters

INTRO: D G D G

VERSE 1/CHORUS

D                                 G
When we arrive, sons and daughters
D                            G 
We'll make our homes on the water
D                       G  
We'll build our walls aluminum
D                       G             D  G
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

D G D G

VERSE 2

D                           G
These currents pull us 'cross the border
D                        G
Steady your boats, arms to shoulder
 D                       G
'till tides are pulled, hold our grounds
D                      G      D       G
Making this cold harbor now home

D G

VERSE 3

D                            G
Take up your arms, sons and daughters
 D                     G
We will arise from the bunkers
D                 G
By land, by sea, by dirigible
D                      G           D   G
We'll leave our tracks untraceable now

BRIDGE

D G D G D G D G D G

CHORUS

D                                 G
When we arrive, sons and daughters
D                            G 
We'll make our homes on the water
D                       G  
We'll build our walls aluminum
D              G                     D  G
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

D G

CHORUS

D                                 G
When we arrive, sons and daughters
D                            G 
We'll make our homes on the water
D                       G  
We'll build our walls aluminum
D              G                     D  G
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

D G D G

CHORUS

D                                 G
When we arrive, sons and daughters
D                            G 
We'll make our homes on the water
D                       G  
We'll build our walls aluminum
D              G                     D  G
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

D G D G

CHORUS

D                                 G
When we arrive, sons and daughters
D                            G 
We'll make our homes on the water
D                       G  
We'll build our walls aluminum
D              G                     D  G
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

D G D G D G D G

OUTRO

 D                G
(Here all the bombs fade away) X 20


BONUS TRACKS

11. After the Bombs

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

INTRO

D B G 

VERSE 1

D         Bm       G
After the bombs subside
D                       Bm
And this long, low campaign
    G
Calls it good for the night
D              Bb
We meet in the streets
Bm               A           G
Will we meet in a bar’s cold light?
D               Bm
We grip at our hands
 G
We hold just a little tight
G Fm       Em
After the bombs
          A       D
After the bombs subside

VERSE 2
D             Bm       G
And after the rockets come
D                    Bm
And the glimmer of fire
     G
Pretends an early dawn
D                Bb
We pinch at our skin
Bm                    A           G
While we wonder how we escaped harm
D                     Bm
We forget all our trials
G
All there in our baby’s arms
G Fm         Em
After the rockets
E         A       D
After the rockets come

CHORUS

D            G        D
Then we’ll go dancing
D         G         D
Won’t we go dancing?
D        G    Fm   Em
Yes, we’ll go dancing
     A                    D
Until it all starts over again

D Bm G D Bm G D Bb Bm A G D Bm G Fm Em A D

CHORUS

D            G        D
Then we’ll go dancing
D         G         D
Yes, we’ll go dancing
D       G    Fm   Em
Won't we go dancing
     A                    D
Until it all starts over again




12. Culling of the Fold

Originally tabbed by: Henner

VERSE 1

C         Em
Cut him up boy
              C         Em
You've got to cut him up boy
C
He's a wicked disgrace
Em
And he said it to your face
           C         Em
You better cut him up boy

VERSE 2

Em
Take him by the teeth
Em
Get him down on his knees
F#°
With your hands all shaking
C
That'll teach him how to take it
      Em         C
Gotta cut him up boy
Em
And how

CHORUS

                   Am
Ply her heart with gold and silver
Em                       Am
And take your sweetheart down to the river
Em              F#°
Dash her on the paving stones
C                
It may break your heart
B
To break her bones
Am                  C      B              Em
But someones got to do, the culling of the fold

VERSE 3

C         Em
Cut him up girl
       C         Em
Really cut him up girl
C                       Em
He lives by himself in a hole in a wall,
             C         Em
You've gotta cut him up girl

VERSE 4

Em
You can take him in a stitch
Em
Dump his body in a ditch
F#°
Leave his limbs all naked
C
That'll teach him how to take it
       Em         C
Better cut him up girl
Em
And how

CHORUS

                   Am
Ply her heart with gold and silver
Em                       Am
And take your sweetheart down to the river
Em              F#dim
Dash her on the paving stones
C
It may break your heart
B
To break her bones
Am                  C      B              Em   
But someones got to do, the culling of the fold

BRIDGE

C        Em
Listen up boy
C            Em
And listen up girl
C              
It's a shallow little trench
Em
And it's giving off a stench
       C             Em
It's a shallow little world
Em
Feeling down in the face
Em
Could you use a little space
Dim
When the radio crackles
C
And the in-laws cackle
           Em         C
You better cut him up boy
               Em
And cut him up girl

CHORUS

                   Am
Ply her heart with gold and silver
Em                       Am
And take your sweetheart down to the river
Em              F#dim
Dash her on the paving stones
C
It may break your heart
B
To break her bones
Am                  C      B              Em
But someones got to do, the culling of the fold



13. The Perfect Crime #1

VERSE 1

N.C.
2...3...4!

I got a gun, I got a girl
I got a bullet-proof plan to pull
              A 
The perfect crime
                      D     
I got the perfect crime

VERSE 2
       
I got a warehouse down at the docks
I got fifteen precincts of cops bought
              A
The perfect crime
                   D
I got the perfect crime

CHORUS

G
You got to get your clock locked
                          D
Get your stopwatch synchronized
             G                                         D
You got to get it so you can’t put a pin through your alibi
                  A
To pull the perfect crime
                          D
To pull the perfect crime

                                          A  D
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba ba ba 


VERSE 3

D
I got a guy bought on the inside
I got a night guard gagged and hog-tied
           A
The perfect crime
                          D
This is the perfect crime

VERSE 4

I got a brain, I got a brawn
I got all the proper papers for the gendarmes
              A
The perfect crime
                        D
C’est ç the perfect crime

CHORUS

G
I got the mob boss bought
                         D
I got a letter from the DEA
             G
I got a mock-up of the lockup
                                       D
Where they stock up on their pocket change
                       A
To pull the perfect crime
                         D
This is the perfect crime

                                          A  D
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba ba ba

                                          A  D
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba ba ba

(D over solo)

VERSE 5

D      
We hit a snag when we tripped the alarm
                                                       A
Because the dock side spics had been tipped off in time
                     D
To this perfect crime

VERSE 6

Called out the dogs, called out the cops
I caught the deputy ops
                              A
In a cold cock.  I will do time
                      D
For this perfect crime
 G                                                      D
So we ran around town with the cops snapping on our tails
G                                                            D
Because we’d rather brave death then a fist-fuck in county jail
                         A
Just for the perfect crime
For the perfect crime
                        D
This is the perfect crime
                                          A               D
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba ba ba
                                          A               D
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba  ba ba ba ba ba ba

D over long outro



14. The Day I Knew You Wouldn't Ever Come Back

INTRO

Bm

VERSE 1

Bm
The day I knew you’d not come back
Am                              Bm
I built this castle out of glass

CHORUS

But I could never understand
                         Am
Where the windows and walls began and end
Bm
No, I could never understand
                         Am
Where the windows and walls began and end

Am and Bm over long solo

VERSE 2

Bm                          
I built this colonnade of sand
                        Am
Stretched out like fingers from my hand

CHORUS

              Bm
But with the waves coming in
                 Am
In the morning I had to build again
              Bm
But with the waves coming in
                 Am
In the morning I had to build again

Am and Bm over long outro



15. Hurdles Even Here

INTRO

C#m E F#m A

VERSE 1

C#m                       E
    So it started in your ovaries
  F#m
A stone, A seedling
    A       C#m
Our bones entwined
                   E
A warning from the orderlies
  F#m
A bulge for bleeding
           A        C#m
This would take its time
      E
Oh oh oh oh
      F#m   A
Ah ah ahhhh

VERSE 2
C#m                       E
So it all went down the telephone
  F#m
And saw me clearly
    A       C#m
All of nine years old
                   E
Calmly cast in Styrofoam
  F#m
In my Tony Lamas
           A        C#m
When the shock takes hold
      E
Oh oh oh oh
      F#m   A
Ah ah ahhhh

CHORUS

A               C#m
  Mom there are hurdles here
       Dmaj9          A
that I cannot seem to clear
              C#m
Dad there are demons round
G#
    I know I said that I

I said I'd be alright
  A      E      A      B5 C5 C#m
I lied I lied I lied I liiiiiiiiied
E F#m A

VERSE 3

C#m                       E
So fix your brood and belly now
  F#m
Get your fingers ringing
    A       C#m
Get your lungs unstayed
                   E
It'll eat you from the inside out
  F#m
Till it comes out screaming
           A        C#m
Till it all falls away
      E
Oh oh oh oh
      F#m   A
Ah ah ahhhh

CHORUS

A               C#m
  Dad there are hurdles here
       Dmaj9          A
that I cannot seem to clear
              C#m
Mom there are demons round
G#
    I know I said that I

I said I'd be alright
  A      E      A      B5 C5 C#m
I lied I lied I lied I liiiiiiiiied
E F#m A
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