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Leaving The City chords

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       E A D G B e
D5     x x 0 2 3 x
Dm     x x 0 2 3 1
F      1 3 3 2 1 1
F5     x x 3 5 6 x
Gm     3 5 5 3 3 3
Bb5    x x x 3 6 6
C5     x 3 5 5 x x
C      x 3 2 0 1 0
Bb     x 1 3 3 3 1
A5     x 0 2 2 x x 
Am     x 0 2 2 1 0
Dbass  x x 0 x 3 x
Ebass  x x 2 x x 0
Fbass  x x 3 x x 1
Gbass  x x x 0 x 3
Bbbass x x x 3 x 6
Abass  x x x 2 x 5
C#bass x x x 6 x 8

[Intro - this tab]
   D5               Dm                  

[Verse A]
Dm               F Gm
Hay and a clean stall
  A5 D5 Bb5 A5    Dm
And iv - y on a garden wall
                   F  Gm
And a sign saying sold
  A5 D5 Bb5 A5    Dm
And an old coat for the bad cold

Dm Am Dm D5 
F  Gm Bb C5
Bb A Dm

[Verse B]
D5 C5           Bb5
    I believe in you
D5 C5           Bb5
Do you believe in me?
D5 C5           Bb5
What do you want to do?
D5 C5           Bb5
Are we leaving the city?

D5 C5           Bb5
On the black road
D5 C5           Bb5
Through the gold fields
D5 C5           Bb5
While the fiends are plowed
D5 C5           Bb5    Dm
Towards what we are allowed

[Verse C]
            D5          F5
The bridle bends in idle hands
       Bb5                   D5
And slows your canter to a trot
     F5           Bb5
We mean to stop in increments
           D5         F5        Bb5
But can’t commit, we post and sit in impotence
          D5              F5       Bb5 
The harder the hit, the deeper the dent
            D5          F5      Bb5    
We seek our name, we seek out fame
               D5    F5        Bb5
In our credentials, paned in glass
     D5         F5      Bb5 
Trying to master incidentals
         D5                  F5     Bb5 
Bleach a collar, leech a dollar from our cents
        D5          F5      Bb5 
The longer you live, the higher the rent

[Verse B]
    D5     F5  Bb5
Beneath a pale sky
    D5     F5  Bb5
Beside the red barn
           D5   F5  Bb5
Below the white clouds
D5     F5  Bb5
 Is all we are allowed
    D5     F5  Bb5
Here, the light will seep
        D5  F5  Bb5
And the scythe will reap
       D5  F5  Bb5
And spirit will rend
     D5   F5  Bb5        D5
In counting toward the end

[Verse C]
      Dbass     Ebass   
In December of that year
    Fbass        Gbass    Abass                   
The word came down that she was here
The days were shorter
  Cbass       C#bass    Bbass
I was sure if she came round
Abass      Dbass
I’d hold my ground
              Dbass  Ebass Fbass
I can do what they alluded to
A change that came to pass
     F5          Bb5            
And spring did range, weeping grass
       D5      F5
And sleepless broke
   Bb5                   D5
Itself upon my winter glass

   F5                Bb5        
And I could barely breathe for seeing
D5   F5             Bb5
All the splintered light that leaked
                     D5         F5
A fish is fleeting, launched in flight
    D5                           D5
Unstaunched daylight, brightly bleeding
        F5                Bb5
Bleached the night with dawn deleting

[Verse B]
      D5   F5  Bb5
In that high sun 
 D5   F5  Bb5
  After our good run
        D5   F5  Bb5
When the spirit bends
           D5   F5  Bb5
Beneath knowing it must end
                D5   F5  Bb5
And that is all I want here
   D5   F5  Bb5
To draw my gaunt spirit to bow
     D5   F5  Bb5
Beneath what I am allowed
     D5   F5  Bb5
Beneath what I am allowed
         Dm   F  Bb
Beneath what I am allowed

Dm F Bb [repeat to fade]

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alexmcnamee61 938 May 04, 2016 09:05 AM

I edited it slightly. Check the revised version if this seems wrong.

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