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A beautiful song by Don McLean. Chords by Marvin2Shoes

The Grave by Don McLean

[spoken]        
The grave that they dug him had flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colours
And the brown earth bleached white at the edge of his gravestone… 
He's gone

When the [Am] wars of our nation did [C] beckon
A [Dm] man barely twenty did answer the [E7] call
[Am] Proud of the trust that he [E7] placed in our nation. He is [Am] gone. 
But [F] eternity knows him and it [Dm] knows what we've [E7] done.

And the [Am] rain fell like pearls on the [Dm] leaves of the [E7] flowers
Leaving [Am] brown muddy clay where the [Dm] earth had been [E7] dry
And [Am] deep in the trench he waited for [E7] hours
As he [F] held to his rifle and [Dm] prayed not to [E7] die

But the [Dm] silence of night was [Am] shattered by fire
As [Dm] guns and grenades blasted [Am] sharp through the air
[Dm] One after another his [Am] comrades were slaughtered
In a [C] morgue of marines, [Dm] alone standing [E7] there

He [F] crouched ever lower, ever [Dm] lower in [Am] fear
They [F] can't let me die, they can't [Dm] let me die [Am] here
I'll [F] cover myself with the [Am] mud and the earth
I'll [F] cover myself, I know I'm not [E7] brave!
The [Am] earth, the [Dm] earth, the [E7] earth is my grave

[Solo]

[spoken]        
The [Am] grave that they dug him had [C] flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in [Dm] bright summer [E7] colours
And the [Am] brown earth bleached [Dm] white at the [E7] edge of his gravestone
He is gone…  [Am] 

            
            
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barnet666 10 Oct 03, 2013 09:35 AM

if you dont have the tab for the beginning guitar part what good is the rest? 1 star for the lyrics and knowing this great song

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Marvin2Shoes 500 Oct 03, 2013 01:36 PM

it is the chords version of the song... if you want the tab then you get the tsb version pf the song... too difficult to understand that concept?

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JeffLynne2 14 May 14, 2016 06:40 PM

[spoken]
The grave that they dug him had flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colors
And the brown earth bleached white at the edge of his gravestone…
He's gone

Am G
When the wars of our nation did beckon
C Dm E7
A man barely twenty did answer the calling
Am G Dm E7 A
Proud of the trust that he placed in our nation. He's gone.
Dm Dm E7
But eternity knows him and it knows what we've done.
Am Am6 Dm E7
And the rain fell like pearls on the leaves of the flowers
Am Am6 Dm E7
Leaving brown muddy clay where the earth had been dry
Am Am6 Dm E7
And deep in the trench he waited for hours
C Dm E7
As he held to his rifle and prayed not to die
Dm Am
But the silence of night was shattered by fire
Dm Am
As guns and grenades blasted sharp through the air
Dm Am
One after another his comrades were slaughtered
C Dm E7
In a morgue of marines, alone standing there
F F Am
He crouched ever lower, ever lower in fear
F F Am
They can't let me die, they can't let me die here
F F Am
I'll cover myself with the mud and the earth
F F E7
I'll cover myself, I know I'm not brave!
C E7sus4/B E7
The earth, the earth, the earth is my grave

[Solo]

[spoken]
Am G
The grave that they dug him had flowers
C Dm E7
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colours
Am G Dm E7
And the brown earth bleached white at the edge of his gravestone
A
He's gone.

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