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The Rakes Song Chords

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[Intro]
G  Em  G  Em
G  Em  G  Em

[Verses]
G     Em      G      Em
I had entered into a marriage
G      Em           G            Em
In the summer of my twenty-first year
G       Em         G       Em
And the bells rang for our wedding
G    Em       G           Em
Only now do I remember it clear
  Am       C
Alright, alright, alright

G  Em  G  Em

G         Em       G         Em
No more a rake and no more a bachelor
G     Em            G          Em
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
G         Em         G            Em
Until her womb start spilling out babies
G         Em    G         Em
Only then did I reckon my curse
  Am       C             G  Em  G  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am       C
Alright, alright, alright

G  Em  G  Em
G  Em  G  Em

G           Em             G               Em
First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
G         Em                 G             Em
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
G      Em    G         Em
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
G          Em         G       Em
Mercifully taking her mother along
  Am       C           
Alright, alright, alright

G  Em  G  Em

G            Em      G      Em
What can one do when one is widower
G          Em           G            Em
Shamefully saddled with three little pests
G          Em             G            Em
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
G     Em         G        Em
So my burden I began to divest
  Am       C             G  Em  G  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am       C
Alright, alright, alright

G  Em  G  Em
G  Em  G  Em

G           Em           G           Em
Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
G        Em            G              Em
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
G      Em             G      Em
Isaiah fought but was easily bested
G          Em         G          Em
Burned his body for incurring my wrath
  Am       C             G  Em  G  Em
Alright, alright, alright

    G            Em        G        Em
And that's how I came your humble narrator
G     Em        G        Em
To be living so easy and free
G               Em         G           Em
Expect that you think that I should be haunted
G      Em           G       Em
But it never really bothers me
  Am       C             G  Em  G  Em
Alright, alright, alright
  Am       C        
Alright, alright, alright

[Outro]
G  Em  G  Em
G  Em  G  Em
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