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This Old Dark Machine Chords

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                             This Old Dark Machine - James Vincent Mcmorrow
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Tabbed by: williamlawson22
Email: williamlawson22@gmail.com (for any improvements or suggestions)

Tuning:Standard - CAPO ON 1ST FRET

A simple strumming song to play, please listen to recording for strumming 
patterns, although it is very discreet guitar so feel free to make up your own 
thing. Chords relative to capo. 

VERSES:

Bm
spring it came upon us,
F#m
every insect filled the air
E7
dropped their wings upon my brother,
Bm
cast their shadows on his hair

Bm
if we follow where they’re leading,
F#m
we will surely come before
E7
some unseen and wondrous magic
Bm
made of visions to explore


CHORUS:

E7
near the town where we were living
       Bm
was an old abandoned farm
E7
every year we’d plant an orchid
       Bm
in the shelter of it’s arm
E7
to protect us from the madness
       Bm
of the future still to come
E7
it will be like this forever
       D
i will keep you safe from harm


BRIDGE: (with vocals, no lyrics)

Bm F#m E7 Bm

VERSE 2 (as before)

CHORUS 2 (as before)

BRIDGE 2 (as before)

BRIDGE 3 (repeating bridge 2, but with vocals over the top):
Bm
this old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
F#m 
pulls to the left, then dies near the gutter
E7
but still in the road, the traffic is silent
Bm
the people they stare, and then they turn violent
Bm
if they should touch, the hem of your dress
F#m 
i would rise like a lion, strike out again
E7
the faithful they wait, the faithful they wait
Bm
by the sign

CHORUS 3 (as before)

Lyrics:

verse 1

spring it came upon us,
every insect filled the air
dropped their wings upon my brother,
cast their shadows on his hair

if we follow where they’re leading,
we will surely come before
some unseen and wondrous magic
made of visions to explore

chorus

near the town where we were living
was an old abandoned farm
every year we’d plant an orchid
in the shelter of it’s arm
to protect us from the madness
of the future still to come
it will be like this forever
i will keep you safe from harm

verse 2

then they caught us in the summer
dressed in fathers finest clothes
you the hat he wore to market
i the jacket filled with holes

i’ve been searchins all these hours
for a hand as pale as bone
that would keep the strongest sunlight
and reflect the brightest stone

chorus 2

near the town where we were living
was a warm and fragrant smell
of the orchid we had planted
now a forest tall and well
what a statue to our greatness
what a story all will tell
they’ll remember us forever
they’ll remember where we fell
bridge

this old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
pulls to the left, then dies near the gutter
but still in the road, the traffic is silent
the people they stare, and then they turn violent
if they should touch, the hem of your dress
i would rise like a lion, strike out again
the faithful they wait, the faithful they wait
by the sign

chorus 3

near the town where we were living
came a loud and joyous sound
as the earth and all her beauty
picked us up from off the ground
carried far across the mountain
to a kingdom never bound
we will live like this forever
i will love you
i will love you
i will love you
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alham jr wrote on June 24 2011, 11:39 am

couple of bits wrong:

this old dark machine, it shakes and it shudders
A
pulls to the left, then dies near the gutter
E
but still in the road, the traffic is silent
Bm
the people they stare, and then they turn violent
G
if they should touch, the hem of your dress
Bm
i would rise like a lion, strike out again
D
the faithful they wait, the faithful they wait
A
by the sign

also

it will be like this forever
D E
i will keep you safe from harm

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