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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Matapedia - Album (1996)


1.  Matapedia
2.  Goin' Back To Harlan
3.  I Don't Know
4.  Hang Out Your Heart
5.  Arbre
6.  Jacques Et Gilles
7.  Why Must We Die
8.  Song for Gaby
9.  Talk About It
10. The Bike Song



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Track 1 - Matapedia


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
C

[Verse 1]
                                                  F
Her hair was dyed black and she was bending down

Picking something from off the ground
        C
She was seventeen
                             G
And he said, “Oh my god, it’s Kate”
          C                       G
She said “No, I’m the daughter of Kate
           F               C
My name is Martha, who are you?
G                                     C
Ma never told me, never told me about you”


[Interlude]
C    F    G    C


[Verse 2]

He put his big middle-aged hands upon her shoulders
       F
And he looked her in the eyes
                       C
Just like a boy of nineteen would do
                 G
And she was not afraid
                 C        G
No, she was not afraid


[Verse 3]
C
Once upon a time two kids in love, in a car, were flyin’ over mountains
                                                   F
Trying to catch a boat that’d take ‘em up river to home


[Chorus]
                   G   C   G
And they raced the Matapedia
F
Sixty minutes, sixty miles

Thirty minutes, thirty miles

Twenty minutes, twenty miles

Ten, nine, eight
    C          G
And I was not afraid
               C
No, I was not afraid


[Interlude]
C    F    G    C


[Verse 4]

Well, we made the boat with minutes to spare
              F
And we crossed on over to the other side
                   C
Back home, safe and sound
                  G
But I could not slow down
                  C          G
No, I could not slow down
               C
(I could not slow down)


[Chorus]
    F            G   C   G
And we raced the Matapedia
F
Sixty minutes, sixty miles

Thirty minutes, thirty miles

Twenty minutes, twenty miles

Ten, nine, eight
    C             G
But I could not slow down
                  C          G
No, I could not slow down
               C
(I could not slow down)
               G
And I was not afraid
               C        G    C
No, I was not afraid
            G
(I was not afraid)
               C
And I was not afraid



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Track 2 - Goin' Back To Harlan


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
Em     D  G   D   Em

[Verse 1]
                          G
There where no cuckoos, no sycamores
   C                Dm            Am
We played about the forest floor
               G              D
Underneath the silver maples
                    Em
The balsams and the sky


[Verse 2]
                        G
We popped the heads off dandelions
  C                 Dm              Am
Assuming roles from nursery rhymes
              G          D
Rested on the riverbank
                   Em   D
And grew up by and by
                   Em   G
And grew up by and by


[Chorus]
                         D
Frail my heart apart and play me a little shady grove
G
Ring the bells of Rhymney
          D                            G
Till they ring inside my head forever
                         D                         G
Bounce the bow, rock the gallows for the hangman’s reel
    D                       G
And wake the devil from his dream


[Instrumental]
D   G   D   Em  D  G    D


[Bridge]
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan
                  Em
I’m going back to Harlan


[Verse 3]
                G
And if you were Willie Moore
    C              Dm             Am
And I was Barb'rie Allen, or fair Ellen
               G
All sad at the cabin door
  D                         Em
A-weepin’ and a-pining, for love
  D                         Em
A-weepin’ and a-pining, for love


[Chorus]
                         D
Frail my heart apart and play me a little shady grove
G
Ring the bells of Rhymney
          D                            G
Till they ring inside my head forever
                         D                         G
Bounce the bow, rock the gallows for the hangman’s reel
    D                       G
And wake the devil from his dream


[Instrumental]
D   G   D   Em  D  G    D


[Chorus]
                         D
Frail my heart apart and play me a little shady grove
G
Ring the bells of Rhymney
          D                            G
Till they ring inside my head forever
                         D                         G
Bounce the bow, rock the gallows for the hangman’s reel
    D                       G       D
And wake the devil from his dream


[Outro]      (fade to end)
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan
                  G             D
I’m going back to Harlan (going back)
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan
        G             D
Back to Harlan (going back)
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan
                  G        D
I’m going back to Harlan (going back)
        G        D
Back to Harlan
                  G             D
I’m going back to Harlan (going back)
        G        D
Back to Harlan



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Track 3 - I Don't Know


CAPO: 1st Fret



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                                 C                 G
Love, love is like a bullet in a gun aimed at your heart
A7                Dm                       G7
Tears your heart apart, you scream and you bleed
                           C               G
Then you fall down to your knees, reaching for a hand
                         C                  G
But the hunter turns his back, he hears his trumpet sound
A7      D7     G7    C
And the sun is going down


[Chorus]

You ask me what it’s all about
Dm     C       G7
I say, I don’t know
C
Should you stay and work it out
Dm     C       G7    C   G
I say, I don’t think so


[Verse 2]
Dm                A7             D7       G7     C
Someone else will come along and hold you close

Someone’s lost out in a storm
    Dm      C        G7
And looking for safe-haven
C
Light your lamp, but hold it high
  Dm       C       G7       C    Dm  C  G7  C
Before you let the stranger in


[Instrumental]
Dm  C  G7  C    Dm  C  G7  C


[Chorus]

You ask me what it’s all about
Dm     C       G7
I say, I don’t know
C
Should you stay and work it out
Dm      C   G7     C
Give it up, let it go


[Verse 3]
G                          C                 G
Love is like a bullet in a gun aimed at your heart
A7                Dm                       G7
Tears your heart apart, you scream and you bleed
               C                   G
Reaching for a hand, you fall down on your knees
       C         G
Man is truly the cruellest of beasts


[Chorus]
    C
You ask me what it’s all about
Dm     C       G7
I say, I don’t know
C
Should you stay and work it out
Dm     C       G7    C   G
I say, I don’t think so


[Verse 4]
Dm                A7               D7     G7
Life is short and grief can tear a heart apart
C
Life is short, life is sweet
Dm   C      G7
This much I know
C
Should you stay and work it out
Dm     C       G7    C
I say, I don’t think so



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Track 4 - Hang Out Your Heart


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
Asus2     D  G    Asus2     D  G    D

[Verse 1]
          Asus2
There’s a freezing rain warning
D                    G
Gale-force winds forecast
       Asus2
I need shelter until the morning
     D                   G
Or until this weather is past
Dm   E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me
F    E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me


[Verse 2]
            Asus2
There’re no curtains on your windows
       D                G
And no pictures on your walls
       Asus2
And no comfort in naked shadows
   D                   G
No warmth when evening falls
Dm   E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me
F    E7              A               D
Hang out your little heart for me



[Bridge]

There’s a slow train on the sidetrack
      G
And a diesel on the main
E7
Green light says I’m going
G
Red light says I’m staying
E7
Maybe we can ride that train to somewhere
G
All the way down the line
  E7                      F#m
I don’t need a reason for thinking of leaving
           G                 E7
‘Cause I’m all messed up and crying
G                 E7
All messed up and crying


[Instrumental]
A     A7  D  G    A    D  G


[Verse 3]
          Asus2
There’s a low cloud in your garden
         D                    G
That the sun can’t burn off today
     Asus2
Do I have to beg for your pardon
D                        G
Why do you treat me this way?
Dm   E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me
F    E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me
Dm   E7              A
Hang out your little heart for me


[Outro]
F   E7   A



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Track 5 - Arbre



[Intro]
Em  Dm    C  Am  A

[Verse 1]
                    E7              A
Au gre du vent dans l’espace d’un moment
            B7
je cede mes feuilles
      C#m
aux caresses de mon amant


[Verse 2]
A          D               B7          C#m
Ca me fait tant plaisir de le sentir autour de moi
 A                   E
avant de m’endormir
             A
jusqu’au printemps


[Chorus]
   Em          Dm
Le mil et la luzerne fletris
C               Am           C  D
il ne reste que des debris
   E         A
jusqu’au printemps


[Verse 3]
               D               B7
Qu’il fait bon de l’entendre encore une fois
  C#m          A
gemir dans mes branches nues
 E              A
avant de m’endormir


[Chorus]
   Em          Dm
Le mil et la luzerne fletris
C               Am           C  D
il ne reste que des debris
   E         A
jusqu’au printemps


[Verse 4]
                    E7
Un dernier coup d’archet
             A              B7                C#m
j’espere que tu n’entendras pas les haches au fond des bois
 E           A
avant le printemps


[Outro]
A  Em  Dm    C  Am    C  D   E  A

   E         A
Jusqu’au printemps



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Track 6 - Jacques Et Gilles


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
C      F  G    C  Em  G  C  F  Em  G
C G C G C G C G

[Verse 1]
C          G           C      G
Jacques et Gilles work at the mill
     C        G        C     G
That stands beside the water
C        G       C        G
Could be Lowell, could be Lawrence
   F           G
Or Nashua, New Hampshire


[Verse 2]
C          G            C        G
Jacques et Gilles, they hate the mill
    C                G        C         G
But they’ve too many sons and daughters
    C        G          C        G
The pay’s no good, they miss the woods
        F              G         C     G C G
So they go and cut the lumber in Maine


[Verse 3]
C          G              C        G
Jacques et Gilles they’ve left the mill
   C        G        C      G
To cut down trees in winter
C        G          C    G
Little Helene who’s only ten
    F         C         F        C
She knits and spins and sits and folds
   F        C      F
In darkness and in hunger
C      G                       C
In the cold mill by the frozen water


[Verse 4]
            Am              G          Am C
And St-Jean-Baptiste says, “That’s okay
     Am        G   Dm7    C
Come pray to me on Sunday
      Am        G            Am        C
We’ll cash your notes, we’ll cast your votes
     F       G            C     G C G
Just give me some of that money”


[Verse 5]
 C       G       C          G
“Tell me mother, sister and brother
C       G      C       G
You who work beside me
C         G     C     G
When will we be going home
       F            C         F          C
To the chickens and cows, the horses and sows
    F           C           F
The cousins and friends and loved-ones
       C               G C G
Of our native country?”


[Verse 6]
     C         G        C        G
“Ah, shut your mouth my daughter dear
   C         G         C     G
Go fetch the boss some water
    C       G       C       G
And just pretend ma belle Helene
            F        C
That at the borne-fontaine
    F           C
You can’t comprehend
     G        C     G C G
That Irish agitator”


[Verse 7]
          Am        G        Am    C
Now we’re going down to La Marique
   Am          G            Dm7       C
To work in the mills of New Hampshire
    Am          G          Am      C
Two weeks we’ll march like savages
         F            G                   C        G      C G
Down the banks of the Connecticut and the Merrimac rivers


[Verse 8]
 C      G     C          G
“Why is Paddy such a bad guy?
C      G     C     G
Why is he so evil?
   C          G          C        G
He wants more pay for his working day
       F                   G               C      G C G
And he says that kids like me should be in school”


[Verse 9]
     C        G      C         G
“Ah, ferme ta gueule ma p’tite soeur
      C         G      C      G
We’ll start for home tomorrow
    C     G         C    G
But Paddy Boyle and Katy Doyle
        F          C
They’ve left their soil
        F       C         F        C
They’ve sailed away, they can’t go home
    G                       C                 G C G
And therein lies their anger and their sorrow”


[Verse 10]
        C       G         C      G
And the old man smells of whisky-blanc
     C         G    C       G
Of tobacco and fine leather
    C       G       C       G
And all the boys Ti-Pit, Ti-Jean
   F       C         F         C
Ti-Guy, Ti-Gus, have brand new suits
    F       C          F         C
And all the girls, new coats and hats
      F      C      F        C      G
And Madame Aubry, a gorgeous hat of Melton
                C        G C G
With three fine feathers


[Verse 11]
          Am    G       Am  C
And we’re going home to Canada
     Am           G         Dm7     C
To La Beauce, our beautiful country
      Am       G              Am     C
We’ll take the new train from Nashua
    F       G           C        G     C G C G
Our pockets filled with American money



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Track 7 - Why Must We Die



[Intro]
D

[Verse 1]
       Gm           D
We are meat, we are spirit
        Gm                D
We have blood and we have grace
          Bb               Am
We have a will and we have muscle
             Bm    G
A soul and a face
C   G       D
Why must we die


[Verse 2]
        Gm           D
We have eyes and intuition
    Gm           D
A DNA code and a name
             Bb               Am
Some tend to logic, some superstition
                      Bm     G
We have an aura and a frame
C   G       D
Why must we die


[Verse 3]
       Gm            D
We are human, we are angel
        Gm                D
We have feet and wish for wings
       Bb             Am
We are carbon, we are ether
                      Bm     G
We are saints, we are kings
C   G       D
Why must we die
C   G       D
Why must we die


[Chorus]
                       C
We are men of constant sorrow
           D               G
We’ll have trouble all our days
         D             C
We never found our Eldorado
              Am      D
Where we were born


[Verse 4]
       Gm           D
We are meat, we are spirit
        Gm                D
We have blood and we have grace
          Bb               Am
We have a will and we have muscle
             Bm    G
A soul and a face
C   G       D
Why must we die
C   G       D
Why must we die


[Chorus]
                       C
We are men of constant sorrow
           D               G
We’ll have trouble all our days
         D             C
We never found our Eldorado
              Am
Where we were born


[Outro}       (fade to end)
Am  D  G  D  G   (8x)



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Track 8 - Song for Gaby



[Intro]
E  G7  C7

[Verse 1]
                           A7
The white-throated sparrow sings a lonesome song
         F#7                         Bm
And only serves to remind me that my dear mother’s gone
       E7
That my dear mother’s gone


[Verse 2]
    Dm
The sky had clouded over
    A
The sun had gone away
    B7
One sad afternoon
         E7                   G7  C7
In the unmerry month of May


[Verse 3]
                                 A7
The pink and yellow lilies still haunt with their perfume
         F#7                       Bm
And only serve to remind me of her lying in that room
       E7
Of her lying in that room


[Verse 4]
    Dm
The rain was coming down
        A
As they took her out the door
B7
Never to return
            E7             G7  C7
To her dear home anymore


[Verse 5]
                                A7
Jane was in the choir-loft with Rufus at her side
     F#7                                Bm
They sang and played “What’ll I Do When You Are Far Away”
         E7
And they waltzed her down the aisle


[Verse 6]
            Dm
There’ll be no more banjo-weekends, not in St-Sauveur
         A
No more little white-haired mother
        B7
Sitting in an Adirondack chair
        E7                       G7  C7
Sitting in an Adirondack chair


[Verse 7]
                                         A7
The rain and the tears came down as they put her in the ground
         F#7                             Bm
With her parents and her husband and her sisters all around
        E7
And her sisters all around



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Track 9 - Talk About It


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
A G   A G   A G   A G   A G

[Verse 1]
                         A
The party’s over for some
        G                             A G
But for others it’s still going strong
                        A
It’s the wee small hours
G                   A G
Midnight’s long gone
                     A G
You look into my eyes
                     A G
And I look into yours
                            A
And when the band starts to play
    G
You lead me onto the dance floor
A C
Okay


[Verse 2]
A        C               A
Put your hands to my hips
C
Swing me around
A        C              A
Put your lips to my lips
    C              A G C
I’m off the ground
            G               C
I’ll put my arms round your neck
         G             C
And we’ll waltz to the counter
        G            C
Get our coats out'ta check
     G       C
It’s night
                  G
Let’s make love
             C
It’s night
                  G D Am G D
Let’s make love


[Chorus]
           G                              D
And we can talk about it when the morning comes
                       G
(It’ll come) It always does
                                                 D
We can push it around now, whether it’s right or wrong
                  G
(Wrong?) It never was
          D
Hmmmm hmm hmm
              G
{Why?} Just because
                                          D
And we can talk about it when the morning comes
                       G      A G
{It’ll come} It always does


[Verse 3]
E           G     D
Hush, don’t say a word
       C        G                      D       A
You’ll wake the fish, you’ll scare the birds
                  G           D           A
Don’t disturb the song of the nighthawk
        G        D
Let the crickets talk
     G       C
It’s night
                  G
Let’s make love
             C
It’s night
                  G D Am G D
Let’s make love


[Chorus]
         G                               D
And we'll talk about it when the morning comes
                       G
(It’ll come) It always does
                                                 D
We can push it around now, whether it’s right or wrong
                  G
(Wrong?) It never was
          D
Hmmmm hmm hmm
              G
{Why?} Just because
                                          D
And we can talk about it when the morning comes
                       G      A G
{It’ll come} It always does


[Verse 4]
             E       G         D
Down lovers’ lane, between the cars
      C        G                   D
We’ll hold the moon and freeze the stars
               A       G     D
We’ll tell ol’ Luna to shine bright
            A       G        D
Eclipse the sun and kill the light
     G       C
It’s night
                  G
Let’s make love
             C
It’s night
                  G D Am G D
Let’s make love


[Chorus]
         G                               D
And we'll talk about it when the morning comes
                       G
(It’ll come) It always does
                                                D
We'll push it around now, whether it’s right or wrong
                  G
(Wrong?) It never was
                                          D
We'll scream about it when the morn' does come
                 G
{Why?} It always does
                                         D
And we'll talk about it when the morning comes
                       G
(It’ll come) It always does



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Track 10 - The Bike Song


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
A  Bm  D     G C D   (2x)

[Verse 1]
G
All those lovely nights
  Bm
I flirted with the stars
Em             G
Was it all for naught
    D           G
For nothing was gained


[Verse 2]

Brightest heavenly body
Bm
After Father Sun
     Em        G
That great big Moon
   D           G
Is my ball and chain


[Chorus]
   C           A7       F#m
So what if the sky’s on fire
    D             G          C   Am7
If another damned day’s gone by
     C            A7     F#m
What is it that I had to be
   D                G         C
To make you fall in love with me
   A                Bm        D
To make you fall in love with me


[Verse 3]
   G
In matters of the heart
  Bm
I radio the truth
  Em             G
Depending on the stars
   D            G
To shine and comply


[Verse 4]

But where are you my mother
    Bm
Why won’t you turn full-face
      Em             G
Shine down upon your daughter
D              G
Now that she’s crying


[Chorus]
   C           A7       F#m
So what if the sky’s on fire
    D             G          C   Am7
If another damned day’s gone by
     C            A7     F#m
What is it that I had to be
   D                G         C
To make you fall in love with me
   A                Bm        D
To make you fall in love with me


[Instrumental]
G C D     G   G/B   G/D   G   Em   G/D   D


[Chorus]
   C           A7       F#m
So what if the sky’s on fire
    D             G          C   Am7
If another damned day’s gone by
     C            A7     F#m
What is it that I had to be
   D                G         C
To make you fall in love with me
   A                Bm        D
To make you fall in love with me


[Outro]
G C D     G C D

   A                Bm        D
To make you fall in love with me

G C D     G C D    G C D


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