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16 Military Wives chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
The other chord set on Ultimate-Guitar is a little off.
Here are the correct chords:

Artist:  The Decemberists
Song:    Sixteen Military Wives
Album:   Picaresque

Standard tuning. No capo.
Here's the chords required for the song:
 
     E    G    A    B    C#m   D

e ---0----3----0----2----4----2---
B ---0----0----2----4----5----3---
G ---1----0----2----4----6----2---
D ---2----0----2----4----6----0---
A ---2----2----0----2----4----x---
E ---0----3----x----x----4----x---

Lyrics and chords:

[Intro]
E, E, E, E


E                  G
  Sixteen military wives
             A                               E  
  Thirty-two softly focused brightly colored eyes
E                        G
  Staring at the natural tan
                A                                E
  Of thirty-two gently clenching wrinkled little hands
A                   B
  Seventeen company men
               C#m               D            A
  Out of which only twelve will make it back again
E                            G
  Seargeant sent a letter to five
           A                                        E
  Military wives, his tears drip down to ten little eyes


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
          F#m              A
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da


E                   G
  Fifteen celebrity mimes
                A                                 E
  Leaving their fifteen sorted wretched checkered lives
E                                G
  Will they find the solution in time
              A                                 E
  Using their fifteen pristine moderate liberal minds
A                  B
  Eighteen academy chairs
               C#m         D           A
  Out of which only seven really even care
E                         G
  Doling out a garment to five
            A                                 E
  Celebrity mimes, they're humbly taken by surprise


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
          F#m              A
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da


[Bridge]
E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E


A                   B
  Fourteen cannibal kings
            C#m               D                A
  Wondering blindly what the dinner bell will bring
E                   G
  Fifteen celebrity mimes
              A                             E
  Served on a leafy bed of sixteen military wives


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
          F#m              A
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  De da de da de di de di de da
  E
  De da de da de di de di de da


[Outro]
E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E


Well, that's it. Special thanks to Dan Quinn.
Enjoy! Tabbed by Jeff H.

            
            
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debaser80 56 Jan 25, 2006 09:39 AM

Accurate except that you wrote C# instead of C#m as it should be

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Lady Libertine 10 Dec 07, 2007 07:27 AM

You can strum an A chord once at "and the anchorperson on TV", but good tab!

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OliverWashburn 10 Dec 10, 2007 02:04 PM

Yeah C#m instead of C#, apart from that it's correct. You tabbed it right but you just got the name of the chord wrong.

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