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Eli The Barrow Boy Chords

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Picaresque
  Song: Eli, The Barrow Boy

Capo 4

(Intro:)
Am G Am G

Am Am/E Am        /B     C   C/G  C /B
Eli the barrowboy of the old town
Am    Am/E     Am        /B     C     C/G
Sells coal and marigolds and he cries out
G            Am  Am/E Am G Am  Am/E Am G
All down the day
Am Am/E   Am        /B    C  C/G C /B
Below the tamaracks he is crying
Am  Am/E     Am        /B      C  C/G
Corncobs and candlewax for the buying
G            Am  Am/E Am G Am Am/E Am G
All down the day

F                                     C
Would I could afford to buy my love a fine robe
F                             Am
Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
F                                     C
She is dead and gone and lying in the pine grove
    G                             Am  Am/E Am
And I must push my barrow all the day
    G                             Am  Am/E
And I must push my barrow all the day

(Interlude:)
Am Am/E Am Am/E Am /B C C/G C /B Am Am/E Am /B C C/G G Am G Am

Am Am/E Am        /B        C     C/G  C /B
Eli the barrowboy when they found him
Am      Am/E   Am        /B     C      C/G
Dressed all in corduroy, he had drowned in
    G              Am  Am/E Am G Am  Am/E Am G
The river down the way
Am   Am/E    Am        /B   C     C/G  C /B
They lay his body down in a churchyard
Am  Am/E           Am          /B       C   C/G
But still when the moon is out with his pushcart
   G              Am  Am/E Am G Am Am/E Am G
He calls down the day

F                                     C
Would I could afford to buy my love a fine gown
F                             Am
Made of gold and silk Arabian thread
    F                                   C
But I am dead and gone and lying in the church ground
    G                              Am  Am/E Am  
But still I push my barrow all the day
    G                              Am  Am/E Am Am/E Am Am/E Am
But still I push my barrow all the day
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The Edd wrote on May 3 2006, 12:22 pm

Ah, i get it now. You ulternate between the E and A strings whilst playing the rest of the chord on the other strings. Seems so simple! Good tab (i'm assuming /B is C/B, which makes it easier)

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DutyCalls wrote on May 18 2006, 02:45 pm

I don't get it

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Jonte_T wrote on May 21 2006, 06:26 am

But with the capo on fourth the sixth string's top note isn't E, is it? Or is it relative to the capo ?

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