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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 16:48:06 -0500
From: Dann Butterfield 
Subject: CRD: 'Martha' by Jefferson Airplane


Martha
(Paul Kantner)

THE JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
from After Bathing At Baxter's, 1967

Am: x02210  Bm/A: x03320

Intro:
{Am / / / Bm/A / / /}

Verse 1:
(fingerpicked)
           Am              Bm/A          Am    
Martha she listens for the ticking of my footsteps,           
Bm/A        Am  Bm/A
     patiently
    Am              Bm/A                Am      
She sifts the hairy air that's warm and woodswept,        
Bm/A         Am  Bm/A
     pleasantly

Bb              Ab           C       Bb  Am / / / Bm/A / / / (repeat)
She does as she pleases, she listens for me

Verse 2:

Martha she calls to me from a feather in the meadow, fly to me
You can dance and sing and walk with me, 
and dreams will fade and shadows grow (??, something that 
                                       rhymes with 'me')

Bb              Ab           F     Eb        Bb / / / Eb / Ab /
She does as she pleases, she waits there for me
Bb              Ab           C     Bb       Am / / / Bm/A / / /
She does as she pleases, her heels rise for me

(guitar solo over {Am / / / Bm/A / / /} repeated)

Verse 3:

My love she talks to waking windows as she murmurs to her feet, 
                                                        thoughtfully
She separates in laughter to her side, caught for me

She does as she pleases, she waits there for me
She does as she pleases, her heels rise for me

Verse 4:

Martha she keeps her heart in a broken clock, and it's waiting 
                                                        there for me
She weaves apart through a token lock, what a great thing to be free
Am
She weeps, tired and starts unspoken, but when the gate swings, 
There she'll be
There she'll be

(no accompaniment)
In green sun
On blue earth
Under warm running shower

*****

Does anyone know the words to that last line of the second verse?
I would appreciate feedback.

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submitted by Hirsch Freeman
transcribed by Shawn Trotter
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comments or corrections welcome at drumbo@geocities.com
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freddesmarais wrote on August 8 2013, 10:07 pm

what does Bm/A mean? how do i play that

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Hydra150 wrote on August 9 2013, 05:04 am

In this song it is played like; x04430
the tabber got it wrong when he wrote it at the top, and the name isn't quite right, but that should sound good

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