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A Gothic Lovesong ukulele

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               Current 93: A Gothic Lovesong

     Am         F         G           Em
I'm clicking your fingers for a gothic twilight
     Am         F         G           Em
That actually existed just in your head
  F                       Em
Your fingernails painted black
       F
Or bloodred
     G          G7
I forget

  F                 G
And your fake-leather volumes
  C           Am
Jabbering on hell
  F         G                   Em            Am
Manifest decadence was what you hoped to exhail
 F               G             Am
Your eyes tried so hard to glitter


    Am           F
A star-snuffing black
     G               Em
So you opened your books
    Am            F
And you opened your legs
     G             Em
And so opened your heart
     F              Em
And let in the badness
     F
You claimed
     G          G7
As your friend


   Am             F
With un-angels hovering
    G              Em
Like flies round the orchard
   Am             F
That had covered your soul
    G              Em
Their empire increasing
     F          Em
And your country
     F           G        G7
Deserted by yourself

      F      G          C            Am
The bells of St. Mary call us to remember
      F      G       Em
That life is with end
      F                 G
And the gestures can kill us
      C         Am
Moreover destroy
      F        G              Am
And there is one judgment only


    Am               F
Your letters came daily
     G               Em
In French or in German
    Am               F
But they meant to me nothing
     G               Em
I caught the slow cords
   F     Em     F         G       G7
And dry ice fogging your mind

    F    G     C       Am
I see all too clearly now
    F    G         Em
Why you could be discarded
    F                 G
And though I could pray for you
    C            Am
I probably shan't
    F       G         Em
Having had my cup filled up
    F
With your lies
          G              C       Am
And your makeup
    F        G
You were nothing
    C                  Am
Thinking you're something

    F    G          C                     Am
And nonetheless I still write this gothic lovesong
    F    G
A sign to myself
    C                 Am
And the memory of my past
    F    G           C          Am
I still write this gothic lovesong
    F    G
A sign to myself
    C                 Am
And the memory of my past
    F          G            Am
And a way to shut out your face


(I'm not saying this is great, but it works - the original is played on the piano, as 
well know. Enjoy, and thanks from the heart Steven Stapleton!)

            
            
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