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Dar Williams - Holly Tree Chords

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Holly Tree Chords

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Dar Williams
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                INTRO: Am

When the robin builds in the holly tree
       Am                       F
It's a sign of life, its gentle victory
        C               Dm
Well, today as I set to go
        C                  F
I saw a nest in a tree hollow

   Am              F
Oh Emily, you're a brave girl
          Am                  F
With your husband gone to the other world
       C                      Dm
Sing a song while I light the fire
         C                     F
We'll be joined by a spiritual choir

Here's the tansy and the chamomile
A tea for you to drink
As the pain increases, oh
You only have to think
About a baby, we'll save the baby

           Am                 F
I placed a holly sprig by the doctor's door
       Am                      F
He has done this well and many times before
         C                    Dm
He'll be careful which way he goes
              C                  F
But he's been kind to us farm widows

    Am                     F
And this I heard, just the other day
          Am                   F
That they came to buy, and you chose to stay
       C                            Dm
Soon a child will help you reap and sow
       C               F
May he cast a long shadow

But you say the trials are coming
You have felt the gathering forces
And the galloping you hear
Is of one too many horses

But rest your head my darling girl
There won't be any danger
Any person ever loved
An infant in a manger
Saves the baby, save the baby

INSTRUMENTAL: Am  F  Am  F  C  Dm  C  F  Am

Now the pastor comes, shakes the farmer's hand
           Am                        F
Says, ?The earth will bear, like the promised land
         C                        Dm
You have heard the stories down below
                C                   F     Dm  Am  C
But nature will bless this farm hollow.?

Now the farmer's wife shudders
Pulls the shawl up to her shoulder
Every time she nears the hearth
She feels a little colder
Where's the baby? There was a baby

OUTRO: Am  F  Am  F  C  Dm  C  F  Am            
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