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Steve Earle - Little Emperor Chords

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Little Emperor Chords

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Steve Earle
[Intro]
C C G C
 
[Verse]
C
Hey little emperor come down from your throne
    G                        C
The hour glass is empty your time has come and gone
 
The battlements are crumblin' the walls are tumblin' down
     G                             C
Your counselors and concubines are getting' outta town
 
[Chorus]
F                                                C
Some say it's an omen some say it's the winds of change
      F                                            C
Which ever way it's goin' it's blowin' like a hurricane
 
[Verse]
C
Hey little conqueror where you gonna go
    G                             C
The world is even smaller than it was when you left home
 
Emptiness in front of you and detritus behind
  G                       C
Nobody ever told you that history was kind
 
[Chorus]
F                                                  C
Standin' on the corner your fortune blowin' in the wind
F                                               C
Daddy didn't warn you there ain't no goin' home again
 
[Verse]
C
No pomp and circumstance no more shock and awe
       G                            C
You're just a little emperor that's all
 
[Solo]
C G C
C G C
F C
 
[Verse]
C
Hey little hypocrite what you gonna say
         G                             C
When you wind up standin' naked on the final judgement day
 
How you gonna justify it who you gonna call
G                                   C
What if it turns out that God don't look like you at all
 
[Chorus]
F                                                     C
The leaves are in the teacup the hieroglyphics on the wall
F                                                            C
You ain't the first to rise up you sure won't be the last to fall
 
[Verse]
C
Hey little emperor come down from you throne
    G                         C
And let another emperor climb on
 
[Outro]
C G C
C G C
            
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