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Calamity Song

The Decemberists

 

Chord Guide

         132

D:    xx0232

        123

A:    x02220

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       12

Em:   022000

 

Strum: D   D U   U D U

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

 

Intro: / D - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

           / A - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

 

D (4)                                                               A (4)

   Had a dream, you and me and the war at the end times

D (4)                                                           A (4)

   And I believe California succumbed to the fault line. We heaved relief as scores of innocents died

 

Chorus 1:

G (2)                            D (2) 

    And the Andalusian tribe

G (2)                                       D                                      

    setting the lay of Nebraska alight, until all that

        A                              G (2)

remains is the arms of the angels

 

D (4)                                                                 A (4)

    Hetty Green, queen of supply-side bonhomie bone-drab, you know what I mean

D (4)                                                            A (4)

    On the road, it’s well advised to follow your own path, in the year of the chewable Ambien tab

 

Chorus 2:

G (2)                            D (2)

   And the Panamanian child

G (2)                                             D

   stands at the Dowager Empress’s side, and all that

        A                              G (2)

remains is the arms of the angels

D                         A                              G (2)

   And all that remains is the arms of the angels

        D (2)       G (2)            D (2)       G (2)

Ah-hooo, ah-hoooel, ah-hooo, ah-hooooel

 

Bridge:

Em (2)                             A (2)   Em (2)                                  A  

      You've receded in to loam,        and they’re picking at your bones

          G   D (4)               A (4)

We'll call home, we'll come home

 

D (4)                                                         A (4)

    Quiet now, will we gather to conjure the rain down?

D (4)                                              A (4)

    Will we now build a civilization below ground? And I'll be crowned

The community kicked it around

 

Repeat Chorus 1

 

D                        A                              G (2)

    ‘Til all that remains is the arms of the angels

        D (2)       G (2)            D (2)       G (2)

Ah-hooo, ah-hoooel, ah-hooo, ah-hooooel

        D (2)       G (2)            D (2)       G (2)

Ah-hooo, ah-hoooel, ah-hooo, ah-hooooel

 

 

 

 


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.