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1. The Bandit Queen
2. Bridges and Balloons
3. Constantinople
4. The Kingdom of Spain

1. The Bandit Queen

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

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.




2. Bridges and Balloons

CAPO 4

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 maste 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

VERSE 2

G
The sight of bridges and balloons
Cadd9
Makes calm canaries irritable
G
And they caw and claw all afternoon
Cadd9
Catenaries and dirigibles
G
Brace and buoy the living room
Cadd9
A loom of metal warp woof wimble
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
It was a funny little thing
                                           Am C G
Oh it was a funny funny funny little thing

Cadd9 G Cadd9 G Cadd9 G



3. Constantinople
Originally tabbed by: aflowerandagun

INTRO: C C/B

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 G G 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 G G 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 G G 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 G G 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 G G 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 G G 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 G G 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 G G G
And there's nothing for a broken heart to do.

OUTRO

F F/C F F/C G G G 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 G G G
Except cry.

G G G7 C 



4. The Kingdom of Spain

Originally tabbed by: Unregistered

G G C D G

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 with the long lost Kingdom of Light

BRIDGE

G G C D G

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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