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Eagle On A Pole chords

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Eagle On a Pole (version from self titled 1st album "Conor Oberst")
by Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley band

CAPO ON 5

This version was created by mashing up a few of the existing tabs and the
comments/corrections as well as adding a few small things that I picked up 
myself. The lyrics were wrong on the other tabs also.

Most of it can be strummed and sounds pretty good if finger picking is not 
your thing but I really think the Cmaj -> Em7 -> A#/Am -> Am progression in 
"watched its shadow fly 'cross the cement" needs to be played with a 
descending arpeggio to sound good. 

Please do not assume the Am in the "El cielo es azul" progression is a typo. 
I'm pretty sure the A# root note is left out from the other stanze to make 
this part sound more powerful and less dissonant. 

Let's define some chords. I apologize if I've used the wrong names for some 
of these. If you follow these definitions I promise it will all work out.

Cmaj
------
E|x
B|o
G|o
D|2
A|3
E|x

Em7
-------
E|x
B|x
G|o
D|o
A|2
E|x

A#/Am
-------
E|x
B|o
G|2
D|2
A|1
E|x

G7
-------
E|x
B|o
G|o
D|3
A|2
E|3


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Cmaj                 Am
Saw an eagle on a pole
Cmaj               Am
I think it was an eagle
Cmaj         Em7     A#/Am            Am
Watched its  shadow fly 'cross the cement
Cmaj                    Am
And I woke up in the snow,
Cmaj                              Am
all the trees were crowds of people.
Cmaj            Em7        A#/Am                G7
No coat, no shoes, no idea where they went.

Cmaj                        Am
I followed the fenceline thin,
Cmaj                     Am
back where the yard begins
Em                                 G7
My woman, she stood crying like a man.

      Fm            G
Said, where have you been?
Fm            G
Where have you been?
Cmaj           Em7        A#/Am              Am
I thought you said that all of that was done.
Cmaj        Em7   Am
El Cielo es azul,
              Fm         C    G7
Just don't go telling everyone

Cmaj                        Am
Thought the kettle was a train.
Cmaj                          Am
Thought that Monday was a doorframe.
Cmaj      Em7      A#/Am             Am
Tried so hard to finally settle down.
Cmaj                      Am
Heard the fire pop and snap.
Cmaj                 Am
Like a tack piano rag.
Cmaj       Em7        A#/Am            G7
I never could get used to happy sounds.

Cmaj                         Am
Yeah, I hope the world's exposed.
Cmaj                     Am
A cruel and elaborate hoax.
   Em                             G7
It convinces me to walk without a cane.

    Fm          G
But what can you do?
Fm                 G
Child, what can you do?
Cmaj        Em7         A#/Am               Am
I always heard that what is done is done.
Cmaj        Em7  Am
El Cielo es azul,
              Fm          C      G7
Just don't go telling everyone

Cmaj                   Am
The past don't ever quit.
Cmaj                      Am
There's boxes in the attic.
Cmaj    Em7        A#/Am        Am
Baby shoes and taxidermy dreams.

Cmaj                      Am
While the ashes of the dead, 
Cmaj                Am
like a dandelion head,
Cmaj           Em7      A#/Am               G7
explode and then are scattered by the breeze.

Cmaj                     Am
We're such a long way back,
Cmaj                     Am
to all the fun that I had. 
     Em                            G7
When nothing ever seemed to bother me.

Fm              G
But what can you do?
Fm                   G
Brother, what can you do?

Cmaj     Em7       A#/Am                     Am
Sleep 'neath the stars, and toil in the sun.
Cmaj  Em7       Am
El Cielo es azul
               Fm        C
Just don't go telling everyone

Cmaj  Em7       Am
El Cielo es azul
               Fm        C
Just don't go telling anyone
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