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Hedwig And The Angry Inch - The Origin Of Love Acoustic Chords

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"The Origin of Love" by Hedwig and the Angry Inch (from the movie)
Tabbed by Aaron (it's acoustic)


D     D/B    Aadd9   G   G/D   Gadd6   G

          D
When the earth was still flat
         D/B
And the clouds made of fire
      Aadd9
And mountains stretched up to the sky
G
Sometimes higher
G
Folks roamed the earth like big rolling kegs
         D
They had two sets of arms, they had two sets of legs
          F#m
The had two faces peering out of one giant head
            Em
So they could watch all around them
A
As they talked while they read
           G           A        D
And they never knew nothing of love
             G     A                D    G
It was before...   the origin of love

                D    G
The origin of love

                  Bm
And there were three sexes then, One that looked like two men Glued up back to back,
                            G
Called the children of the sun.
      D
And similar in shape and girth were the children of the earth.
                  D                      G
They looked like two girls rolled up in one.
          A
And the children of the moon
              Bm
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon.
            C#m
They were part sun, part earth
                       A
Part daughter, part son.

    D             G     D   G
The origin of love

         D
Now the gods grew quite scared
        D/B
Of our strength and defiance
          G                             G
And Thor said, "I'm gonna kill them all with my hammer,
     G            G
Like I killed the giants."
 G
And Zeus said, "No,you better let me
       D
Use my lightening, like scissors,
                D                                       D
Like I cut the legs off the whales, dinosaurs and the lizards."
          F#m
Then he grabbed up some bolts
        G
And he let out a laugh,
                        Em
Said, "I'll split them right down the middle.
              A
Gonna cut 'em right up in half."
          G          A             D
And then storm clouds gathered above
                      G
Into great balls of fire


           Bm
And then fire shot down from the sky in bolts
                           G
Like shining blades of a knife.
        Bm
And it ripped right through the flesh
                                                 G
Of the children of the sun And the moon And the earth.
                 Bm
And some Indian god sewed the wound up into a hole
                                  G
Pulled it round to our belly to remind us of the price we pay.
      Bm
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
                   G
Gathered up a big storm
               Em
To blow a hurricane,
               Bm
To scatter us away,
                        G
In a flood of wind and rain,
                      Em
And a sea of tidal waves,
                 Bm
To wash us all away,
                  G
And if we don't behave
                      Em
They'll cut us down again
               Ab                    G
And we'll be hopping round on one foot
D                           G
And looking through one eye.

D     Em     G

D
Last time I saw you
        Bm
We had just split in two.
           G
You were looking at me.
        A
I was looking at you.
           D
You had a way so familiar,
        Bm
But I could not recognize,
                 G
'Cause you had blood on your face;
      A
I had blood in my eyes.
       D
But I swear by your expression
          Bm
That the pain down in your soul
          G                      A
Was the same as the one down in mine. 
            D
That's the pain,
          Bm                            G
Cuts a straight line down through the heart;
            A
We call it love.
                D
We wrapped our arms around each other,
                 Bm
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
                 G
We were making love,
          A
Making love.
          D                         Bm
It was a cold dark evening, such a long time ago,
             G              A
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
            D                      Bm
It was a sad story how we became lonely two-legged creatures,
      G                           A
It's the story of the origin of love.
                       D    G    D    G    D    G
That's the origin of love.
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