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Rooks chords

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SHEARWATER - Rooks (2008)

(Original tuning, but a bit easier in A-minor.)

Intro :  Gm - F7 - Gm - F7 - Eb - D7


             Gm
when the rooks were laid in piles
                    
by the sides of the road
F7
crashing into the aerials
                          Gm
tangled in the laundery line

F7
and gathered in a field
                                  Bb - F/A - Eb
they were burned in a feathering pyre
                   D7
with a cold black eye


               Gm
when the swallows fell from the eaves

and the gulls from the spires
      F7
and starlings in the millions
                                   Gm
will feed on the ground where they lie

F7
the ambulance men said there's
                          Bb - F/A - Eb
nowhere to flee for your life
                  D7
so we stayed inside
           Cm
and we'll sleep until
              D            Gm
the world of man is paralyzed


Gm - F7 - Gm - F7 - Eb - D 


Gm
Oh the falconer awakes
                       Bb
to the sound of the bells
                      Cm
overhead and southbound
                    D7 
they are leaving his life

       Gm
and each empty cage just rings
                     Bb
in his heart like a bell
                        Cm
underneath these cold stars
                    D
and his trembling night
         Eb
and he cries of man
           Cm              D
"let the kingdom come tonight
                       Gm
let this dream be realized"


            
            
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