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10000 Maniacs - Poison In The Well Chords

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Poison In The Well Chords

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10000 Maniacs
[Intro]
G     (play for 8 measures)
 
 
[Verse 1]
     C              G
Tell me what's gone wrong.
  C
I tilt my head there, under the faucet,
Bm                Am           G
   When I turn it on -- dry as paper.
G
Call the neighbors.
C                               G
Who's to blame for what's going on?
C                              Bm               Am
In the dark without a clue I'm just the same as you.
 
 
[Chorus]
G       Bm              Em            D    Em7
O, they tell us there's poison in the well,
     G                Bm         Em            D    Em7      C
That someone's been a bit untidy   and there's been a  small spill.
      G
Not a lot, no, just a drop.
 
 
[Verse 2]
G
But there you are mistaken, you know you are.
  C               G
I wonder just how long
     C                                   Bm                Am
They knew our well was poisoned but they let us just drink on.
 
 
[Chorus]
G       Bm              Em            D    Em7
O, they tell us there's poison in the well,
     G                Bm         Em          D    Em7      C
That someone's been a bit untidy and there's been a  small spill.
         Bm                 Em               D   Em7
All that it amounts to is a tear in a salted sea.
     G                Bm          Em              D               C
That someone's been a bit untidy, they'll have it cleaned up in a week.
 
 
[Verse 3]
                G
But the week is over
C          G          C                 G
  Now it's grown into years since I was told that
C           D                        G
I should be calm, there's nothing to fear here.
      G
But I drank that water for years, my wife and my children.
     C            G            C
Tell me, where to now, if your fight for a bearable life can be fought
    Bm              Am
And lost in you backyard?
 
 
[Chorus]
G       Bm              Em            D    Em7
O, they tell us there's poison in the well,
     G                Bm         Em          D    Em7      C
That someone's been a bit untidy and there's been a  small spill.
         Bm                 Em               D   Em7
All that it amounts to is a tear in a salted sea.
     G                Bm          Em              D               C
That someone's been a bit untidy, they'll have it cleaned up in a week.
            
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