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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
Standard tuning, capo on 3. This will make things a little easier for you. 
If you're new to guitar, sorry, you're still gonna have to use bar chords (but shout out to you
for trying to take on a 12 minute song)

chords used (relative to capo)
C (032010)
Em (022000)
D (000232)
Am (002210)
F (133211)
A (002220)
E (022100)
F#m (244222)
Amaj7 (002120)
Bm (224432)
C#m (446654)
F# (244322)
G#m (466444)
B (224442)

quite a few! but less bar chords than you'd have to use in another tab, so it should be
a little nicer to your hands.

[Verse 1]
    C                  Em                    D   Am
The meadowlark and the chim-choo-ree and the sparrow
C                   Em                    D               Am
Set to the sky in a flying spree, for the sport of the Pharaoh
C                      Em                  D                   Am
Little while later the Pharisees dragged a comb through the meadow
C                         Em                   D             Am
Do you remember what they called up to you and me, in our window?
           C                  Em                         D                Am
There is a rusty light on the pines tonight, sun pouring wine, lord, or marrow
         C                            Em                             D               Am
Into the bones of the birches and the spires of the churches juttin' out from the shadow
        C                         Em                       D              Am
and the yoke and the axe, and the old smokestacks, and the bale and the barrow
    C                             Em                           D                    Am 
and everything sloped like it was dragged from the rope in the mouth of the south below

[Verse 2]

F                A                   E          F#m
We've seen those mountains kneeling, felten and grey
F              A                 E           F#m
We thought our very hearts would up and melt away
         D              Amaj7        E          F#m  
From the snow in the nighttime, just going, and going
        D               Amaj7          E               F#m
and the stirrin' of windchimes, in the mornin', in the mornin'
Bm       E       Bm       E
Helps me find my way back in
Bm       E           Bm     E
From the place where I have been

[Verse 3]
    C#m                         F#
and Emily, I saw you last night by the river!
  C#m                                                F#
I dreamed you were skippin' little stones across the surface of the water!
G#m             B                     A                      C#m 
Frowning at the angle where they were lost and slipped under forever
     G#m             B                   A                         C#m
In a mud-cloud, mica-spangled, like the sky'd been breathing on a mirror
C#m                          F#
Anyhow -- I sat by your side, by the water
    C#m                                            F#
You taught me the names of the stars overhead that I wrote down in my ledger
       G#m               B                        A                  C#m
Though all I knew of the rote universe were those Pleiades loosed in December
  G#m              B                    A            C#m
I promised you I'd set them to verse so I'd always remember

         C#m                                          F#
That the meteorite is a source of the light, and the meteor's just what we see
        G#m            B                          A                         C#m
and the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee
        C#m                                            F#
and the meteorite's just what causes the light and the meteor's how it's perceived
        G#m                B                              A                     C#m
and the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet and offering to thee

TINY INTERLUDE (still relative to capo)

[Verse 4]

Amaj7                Em          D                 Am
You came and lay a cold compress upon the mess I'm in
C                 Em              D              Am
Threw the windows wide and cried, "Amen! Amen! Amen!"
C                  Em                      D     Am
The whole world -- stopped! -- to hear you hollerin'
     C                   Em               D     Am
Then you looked down and saw now what was happenin'
C             Em           D   Am
The lines are fadin' in my kingdom
       C            Em             D          Am
Though I have never known a way to border 'em in
       C                 Em                     D                           Am
So the muddy mouths of baboons and sows and the grouse and the horse and the hen
C                        Em                    D           Am
Grope at the gate of the looming lake that was once a tidy pen
        C                    Em                D               Am
and the mail is late and the great estates are not lit from within
C                  Em           D          Am         
The talk in town's becomin' downright sickenin'!

[Verse 5]

F           A               E                   F#m   
In due time we will see the far buttes lit by a flare
F              A           E                 F#m
I've seen your bravery and I will follow you there
    D                   Amaj7     E             F#m   
and row through the nighttime, so healthy, gone healthy all of a sudden
   D              Amaj7        E                F#m
In search of a midwife who can help me, who can help me
Bm      E       Bm       E
Help me find my way back in
    Bm        E       Bm         E
and there are worries where I've been

[Verse 6]
    C#m                                   F#
and say, say, say, in the lee of the bay, don't be bothered!
           C#m                                        F#
Leave your troubles here where the tugboats shear the water from the water
G#m                 B                   A                        C#m
Flanked by furrows, curling back like a match held up to the newspaper

C#m                             F#
Emily, they'll follow your lead by the letter!
      C#m                                     F#      
and I make this claim, and I'm not ashamed to say I knew you better!
    G#m                  B                   A                  C#m
For what they've seen is just a beam of your sun that banishes winter

C#m                                  F#
Let us go! Though we know it's a hopeless endeavor,
    C#m                                            F#
The ties that bind; they are barbed and spined and hold us close forever!
       G#m                         B                       A                      C#m
Though there is nothing would help me come to grips with a sky that is gaping and yawning
G#m                         B                 A                                  C#m
There is a song I woke with on my lips as you sailed your great ship towards the morning

[Verse 7]

C                 Em              D                  Am
Come on home, the poppies are all grown knee-deep by now
C                 Em              D                Am
Blossoms all have fallen, and the pollen ruins the plow
C           Em                 D                Am
Peonies nod in the breeze, and while they wetly bow
     C         Em            D                 Am
With hydrocephalitic listlessness, ants mop up their brows
    C               Em                 D                  Am
and everything with wings is restless, aimless, drunk and dour
C               Em               D            Am
Butterflies and birds collide at hot, ungodly hours
    C                Em             D          Am
and my clay-coloured motherlessness rangily reclines
C                  Em               D                Am
Come on home, now! All my bones are dolorous with vines!

[Verse 8]

F           A                  E                F#m
Pa pointed out to me, for the hundredth time tonight 
F           A                E                  F#m 
The way the Ladle leads to a dirt-red bullet of light
       D           A              E               F#m
Squint skyward and listen, loving him, we move within his borders
     D      A         E         F#m 
Just asterisms in the stars set order
         D           A        E                F#m
We could stand for a century, staring with our heads cocked 
             D           A             E    F#m
In the broad daylight at this thing -- Joy! Landlocked!
   D           A           E                   F#m
In bodies that don't keep, dumbstruck with the sweetness of being!
     D        A        E          F#m
'til we don't be told, take this, and eat this! 

               C#m                                          F#
Told: The meteorite is a source of the light, and the meteor's just what we see!
        G#m            B                          A                         C#m
and the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee!
        C#m                                            F#
and the meteorite's just what causes the light and the meteor's how it's perceived!
        G#m                B                              A                     C#m
and the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void that lies quiet and offering to thee!

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Mossjaw 10 Dec 13, 2016 07:27 PM

This is great. I'm not 100% sure on the C#m to F# in the chorus and verses 3 and 6 but that might just be me. Also, the timing on the C / Em / D / Am is just a hair off in a couple places by my ear, but this is overall an amazing job. 5 stars.

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mooncownow 10 Jun 27, 2017 04:26 PM

hey! the end is C Em D C, everything else works pretty well. thanks for figuring out these chords!!!

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