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Artist-Shack (Michael Head and the Strands)
Song-Queen Matilda
Album-The Magical World of the Strands
Writer-Mick Head
Tabbed by S. McNally

This is a lovely acoustic fingerpicking song from Mick Head and the lads.

Chords used
A   G2  F   C   D  Cadd9  G   Am   C
9---7---5---3---2----3----3----0---0-----|
10--8---6---5---3----3----3----1---1-----|
9---7---5---5---2----0----0----2---0-----|
0---0---0---0---0----2----0----2---2-----|
---------------------3----2----0---3-----|
--------------------------3--------3-----|


Figure 1 (intro)
 A                                G2
-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|
---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|
------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|
-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Verse 1
D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
I saw                           Collie

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
She's      running    free


D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
I saw                           the ships

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3----|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2--|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0--------|
-3---------------2----------------------------------|
-----------3----------------------------------------|
sail------in     to   sea---------------------------|                                And

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
my  queen  looked at  me


 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|


Verse 2

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
I paint                  the   sails

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
it's   the job  for   me

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
I made                  the    whales

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
they'll   come   with me                         and

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
my   queen smiled  at me                         yea

 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
Matilda   looked at   me                      ah  but


Chorus
 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
 you                                              you went

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
away                                              ah but

 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0--------0-------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------1-----|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0--------0---|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
 you                                              you went

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
away


Bridge
A                                G2
-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|
---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|
------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|
-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                 What would you    do

 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 if     the    sun   hit the    ground

 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 and        trees    poked       holes      beneath     the

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 sea

A                                G2
-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|
---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|
------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|
-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                Food       everywhere

 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 and    fog     on     the     waves

 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0-------0-----0------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 and        fish      float   by                     gravit-

 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|
 y


Solo (chords under)
 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|

 Am
--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2------2-------2--------|
----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3------3-------3------|
------2-------2------2-------2-------2------2-------2-------2----|
--------2--------------2---------0-----0--------0-----0----------|
--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|

 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|

 Am                              D
--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2-------2---------------|
----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3-----3---------------|
------2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2---2---------------|
--------2--------------2---------0-----0---------0---------------|
--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|
-----------------------------------------------------------------|


Verse 3 (Same as Verse 1)
I saw Collie
She's running free
I saw the ships
Sailing to see
And my queen smiled at me
Yea Matilda looked through me

Chorus (Same)
Ah then you
you went away
Ah then you
you went away

Outro (Bridge verse and chords, end abruptly on D)

What would you do if the sun hit the ground
And trees poked holes beneath the sea
Food everywhere, and fog on the waves
and fish float by gravity
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