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Heard this beautiful folk tune and just had to have it in chord version so I can play and sing it for myself. It's a pretty obscure song, and this site didn't have it. So here you go--Enjoy. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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Artists: Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer
Song: Riddles Wisely Expounded 
Album: Child Ballads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC9fe7SSBbg

[Intro]
Bb Bb Eb F Bb F

[Verse 1]
                 Bb
There were three sisters in the north
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
               Eb                F
And they lived in their mother’s house
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 2]
             Bb
There came a man one evening late
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb              F
And he came knocking at the gate
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 3]
           Bb
The eldest sister let him in
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
               Eb                 F
And locked the door with a silver pin
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 4]
           Bb
The second sister made his bed
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
              Eb                 F
And laid soft pillows ‘neath his head
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 5]
             Bb
The youngest sister, fair and bright
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
          Eb                       F
She lay beside him all through the night
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Instrumental]
Bb Bb Eb F Bb F (2x)

[Verse 6]
           Bb
And in the morning, come the day
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
                 Eb                  F
She said, “Young man, will you marry me?”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 7]
              Bb
And he said, “Yes, I’ll marry thee
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
           Eb             F
If you can answer this to me”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 8]
         Bb
“What is greener than the grass?
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb                F
And what is smoother than the glass?”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 9]
         Bb
“What is louder than a horn?
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb             F
And what is sharper than a thorn?”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 10]
         Bb
“What is deeper than the sea?
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb              F
And what is longer than the way?”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 11]
        Bb
“Envy’s greener than the grass
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
           Eb                F
Flattery’s smoother than the glass”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 12]
                 Bb
“Rumor’s louder than a horn
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
          Eb             F
Slander’s sharper than a thorn”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 13]
           Bb
“Regret is deeper than the sea
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb              F
But love is longer than the way”
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Instrumental]
Bb Bb Eb F Bb F

[Verse 14]
           Bb
The eldest sister rang the bell
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
            Eb               F
She rang it from the highest hill
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 15]
            Bb
The second sister made the gown
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
             Eb             F
She sewed it of the silk so fine
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 16]
              Bb
The youngest sister, true and wise
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
                Eb           F
They’ve made of her a lovely bride
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 17]
              Bb
And now fair maids, I bid adieu
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
              Eb                    F
These parting words I’ll leave with you
           Bb             F
And you’ll beguile a lady soon

[Verse 18]
                 Bb
May you always constant prove
        Bb
Lay the bend to the bonny broom
         Eb              F
Unto the one that you do love

[Outro]
Bb Bb Eb F Bb F

            
            
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