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The Rakes Song chords

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                             The Rake's Song - The Decemberists
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Tabbed by: Beckett W.
Email: beckett360@yahoo.com

Tuning: Standard EADGBe

  G              
I had entered into a marriage
  G
In the summer of my twenty-first year
  G
And the bells rang for our wedding
  G
Only now do I remember it clear
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  G
No more a rake and no more a bachelor
  G
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
  G
Until her womb started spilling out babies
  G
Only then did I reckon my curse
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  G
First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
  G
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
  G
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
  G
Mercifully taking her mother along
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  G
What can one do when one is a widower
  G
Shamefully saddled with three little pests?
  G
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
  G
So my burden I began to divest
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  G
Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
  G
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
  G
Isaiah fought but was easily bested
  G
Burned his body for incurring my wrath
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  G
And that's how I came your humble narrator
  G
To be living so easy and free
  G
Expect that you think that I should be haunted
  G
But it never really bothers me
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am    Cm   Gm   Em   Gm  Em
Alright, alright, alright 
  Am

            
            
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arjay2277 10 Jan 04, 2010 03:15 AM

G is Gm it just didn't fit when I tried writing that.
Gm as in 3-2-0-X-X-X

G G G Em Em Em G G G Em Em Em
I had entered into a marriage
G G G Em Em Em G G G Em Em Em
In the summer of my twenty first year

The whole song is played in three chord bursts.
The chorus goes
Am Am Am Cm Cm Cm -------> Back to Gm
Alright Alright All-right

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arjay2277 10 Jan 04, 2010 03:17 AM

sorry, this is for the "correction" I posted; by Cm I mean X-3-2-0-X-X

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