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Martha Chords

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

(Paul Kantner)

from After Bathing At Baxter's, 1967

Am: x02210  Bm/A: x03320

{Am / / / Bm/A / / /}

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

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, 
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
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.

submitted by Hirsch Freeman
transcribed by Shawn Trotter
comments or corrections welcome at drumbo@geocities.com
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freddesmarais 10 Aug 08, 2013 10:07 PM

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

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Hydra150 [m] 222 Aug 09, 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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