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Suzanne Vega - Queen And The Soldier Chords

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Queen And The Soldier Chords
Version #1
Suzanne Vega

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For those who, like me, can't really play tablature, here's some nice easy chords you 
follow - complete with finger positions. Not the difficult chords of the actual version 
sound kinda gross if not picked out as was meant to be done.

Chords: (eBGDAE)
Am - 012200
F - 11233x
Cadd9 - 330230
G - 330023
C - 010233 (full C)
C9 - 010230 (the common C)
D7sus4 - 3120xx
D7 - 1210xx
Dm - 1320xx

Capo at 2.

    Am           Am          F              F
The soldier came knocking upon the queen's door
          Cadd9      G          Cadd9    G
He said, "I am not fighting for you anymore"
        Am               Am            F
And the queen knew she'd seen his face    someplace before
     C          G        Cadd9
And slowly she let him inside

          Am                Am          F           F
He said, "I've watched your palace up here on the hill
         Cadd9               G        Cadd9        G
And I've wondered who's the woman for whom we all kill
         Am        Am                   F             F
But I am leaving tomorrow, and you can do what you will
      C          G         Cadd9
Only first I am asking you why"

  F       F       C9              C9
Down the long narrow hall he was led
D7sus4   D7sus4        D7         Dm
Into her room with her tapestries red
    Am        Am              F             F
And she never once took the crown from her head
      C        G           Cadd9
She asked him there to sit down

             Am      Am             F         F
He said, "I see you now and you are so very young
          Cadd9             G        Cadd9           G
But I've seen more battles lost than I have battles won
         Am           Am               F            F
And I've got this intuition says it's all for your fun
    C        G            Cadd9
And now will you tell me why?"

          Am               Am                  F          F
Well the young queen, she fixed him with an arrogant eye
                Cadd9         G           Cadd9           G
She said, "You won't understand, and you may as well not try"
         Am           Am            F                 F
But her face was a child's, and he thought she would cry
         C             G         Cadd9
But she closed herself up like a fan

        F              F           C9              C9
And she said, "I have swallowed a secret burning thread
   D7sus4     D7sus4   D7         Dm
It cuts me inside and often I've bled"
        Am            Am          F          F
And he laid his hand then on the top of her head
     C             G           Cadd9
And he bowed her down to the ground

F   F   C9     C9     D7sus4   
   D7      Dm
Am      Am      F   F   Cadd9    G 

         Am              Am       F             F
"Tell me how hungry are you, how weak you must feel
           Cadd9         G                Cadd9      G
As you are living here alone and you are never revealed
      Am            Am       F          F
But I won't march again on your battlefield"
        C               G         Cadd9
And he took her to the window to see

         Am         Am              F           F
And the sun it was gold, though the sky it was grey
    Cadd9       G            Cadd9       G
And she wanted more than she ever could say
        Am          Am                 F            F
But she knew how it frightened her and she turned away
          C           G        Cadd9
And would not look at his face again

          F         F       C9        C9
He said, "I want to live as an honest man
   D7sus4       D7sus4       D7         Dm
To get all I deserve and to give all I can
        Am           An          F            F
And to love a young woman whom I don't understand
      C               G             Cadd9
Your highness, your ways are very strange"

          Am             Am             F                 F
But the crown, it had fallen, and she thought she would break
         Cadd9         G           Cadd9           G
And she stood there ashamed of the way her heart ached
         Am              Am                F           F
And she took him to the doorstep and she asked him to wait
           C         G        Cadd9
She would only be a moment inside

(play chords sharply)
Am         Am             F        F
Out in the distance her order was heard
           C          G              C             G
And the soldier was killed still waiting for her word
              Am            Am                   F            
And while the queen went on strangling in the solitude she preferred
         C   G                C   G
The battle       continued on

F   F   C9     C9     D7sus4   
   D7      Dm
Am      Am      F   F   Cadd9    G 

fade on Cadd9
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