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Decemberists, Yankee Bayonet Chords (ver.1)

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Yankee Bayonet Chords (ver.1)

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                (Intro)
C Am C Am
(note: the intro lick uses Cadd9, if you're lazy and don't wanna play the riff you can 
add the ninth after defining the chord)

C                        Am
Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet
C                   Am
A sweetheart left behind
C                         Am
Far from the hills of the sea-swelled Carolinas
C               Am
That's where my true love lies

(C Am C Am)

C                    Am
Look for me when the sun-bright swallow
C              Am
Sings upon the birch bough high
C                                  Am
But you are in the ground with the voles and the weevils
C                             Am
All a'chew upon your bones so dry

(C Am C Am x2)

(Chorus)
A            Cmaj7
But when the sun breaks
A          Cmaj7      G
To no more bullets in Battle Creek
A             Cmaj7
Then will you make a grave
A             F
For I will be home then
          G
I will be home then
          F
I will be home then
          G
I will be home then

Then

(Interlude)
C Am C Am
(note: in the same style as the intro)

C                         Am
When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee
C                     Am
Made a seam to hem me in
C                          Am
There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless
       C                        Am
Got my heart right pierced by a pin

(C Am C Am)

    C                       Am
But oh, did you see all the dead of Manassas
        C                             Am
All the bellies and the bones and the bile
    C                        Am
No, I lingered here with the blankets barren
       C                  Am
And my own belly big with child

(C Am C Am x2)

(Chorus)
A            Cmaj7
But when the sun breaks
A          Cmaj7      G
To no more bullets in Battle Creek
A             Cmaj7
Then will you make a grave
A             F
For I will be home then
          G
I will be home then
          F
I will be home then
          G
I will be home then

(Bridge)
F                               G
Stems and bones and stone walls too
G
Could keep me from you
F                        Em
Skein of skin is all too few
G
To keep me from you

(C Am C Am)
(note: in the same style as the intro)

    C                      Am
But oh my love, though our bodies may be parted
           C                  Am
Though our skin may not touch skin
C                    Am
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow
       C                         Am
I will come on the breath of the wind

C Am C Am x2
            

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