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Grace Cathedral Hill Chords

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'Grace Cathedral Hill' from the 2003 album "Castaways and Cutouts"
written by Colin Meloy

Chords used:

G:  320033
Em: 022000
C:  032010
D:  000232
D7: 000212
Cm: 035543


G Em C D D7


C G Em C  G Em C Cm D D7
C D G  Em C Cm

[Verse 1]

G                          Em
Grace Cathedral hill, all wrapped in the 
bones of a setting sun, all dust and stone 
and moribund. I paid twenty five cents to 
          D7                 G      
light a little white candle for a New Year's 
Day. I sat and watched it burn away then 
turned and weaved through the slow decay. 
         D                          D7
We were both a little hungry so we went 
                  G                               Em
to get a hotdog.  Down the Hyde St. Pier, the light was slight and 
                     C                             D                         
dissapeared.  The air, it sunk of fish and beer. We heard 
a superman trumpet play the National Anthem. 


C                  G          Em   C
And the world may belong for you, but he'll 
        G       Em   C                 Cm           
never belong to you. But on a motorbike, when 
                    D                 D7
all the city lights blind your eyes tonight, are you 
         C          D                   G                  Em
feeling better now? .......Are you feeling be...ttttter..nooooww.
           C                 Cm
Are you feeling better now?

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

Some way to greet the year: your eyes all 
bright and brimmed with tears. The 
pilgrims, pills and tourist here all sing 
"Fifty three bucks to buy a brand new halo." 
I'm sweet on a green eyed girl, all fiery 
Irish clip and curl, all brine and piss and 
vinegar. I paid twenty five vents to light a little white candle. 

(same as first one)

And the world maybe be long for you, but he'll 
never belong to you. But on a motorbike, when 
all the city lights blind your eyes, are you 
feeling better now? 


G Em C Cm
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walidb123 30 Oct 10, 2007 12:05 PM

I effin love this song (as I love the album)...

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gpierzchajlo 10 Mar 15, 2016 05:26 PM

You really should just go the extra mile and write the chords down everywhere, especially when the syntax changes.

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chckndmplngs 504 May 04, 2016 12:51 PM

The chords don't really line up quite right in the chorus.

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