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Proper Fence chords

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Artist: Shakey Graves
Song: Proper Fence
Album: Roll the Bones
Website: http://shakeygraves.com/
Tabber Email: aliceanne@gmail.com

Capo 1.

[Verse 1]

       G             D
Just a mile down the road
      G             C
And a street or two away
There's that freckled missus that I
D               G
want most every day
           G           D
Out to the home of her father
          G                C
I'm gonna drag my sore old feet
Tell him she's the woman who can
D               G
Wake me from my sleep


She said kiss me
Lord, I listened, but
  Bm                C
I haven't gone back since
         G                  D                 G
Though I curse the mind for building a proper fence

[Verse 2]

           G            D
Now I will roll, I will suffer
          G                  C
Curse the soil and curse the stones
         G                      D                G
Keep my eyes a leaking for that girl does love my bones
G                   D
I've know her for a year
     G              C
Only seen her seven days
    G                D                G
One week too many to keep men like me away


She said kiss me
Lord, I listened
         Bm                C
Though I haven't gone back since
         G                  D                 G
Though I curse the mind for building a proper fence


G Em
G Em

[Verse 3]
               G                  D
So three years after, I found her doorstep
          G                   C
Found her shoes and found her kin
             G                    D                   G
They told me old grim reaper done come and turned her in
        G             D
Pouring liquor on the stone
     G                 C
That marks my lost and gone
       G                  D               G
I will whimper, wail, and sing her funeral song

A quick attempt. Not entirely sure about the Am or the "eyes will be fixed" bit, but it 
should be accurate besides that. Have fun.

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Ekkoe 33 Apr 16, 2013 12:46 PM

"Keep my eyes a leakin’ for that girl does love my bones," (from his own site) as in: crying for her. Though you probably got that.

Otherwise excellent chords!

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aliceanne 296 Apr 29, 2013 01:43 PM

Ah, thanks!

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RandMcNally 207 Oct 08, 2013 02:54 PM

Great tab,

I just have to add that at the end of every verse and at the end of the chorus I think you're missing a C.

She's the woman who could wake me from my sleep
Curse the mind for building proper fence

And during the chorus it's

Bm Am Em C
Kiss me and lord I listened and I haven't gone back since

Thanks for your work!

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