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    Sax Rohmer #1

    The Mountain Goats

     

    Each chord gets two measures unless otherwise noted.

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

           12

    Em:   022000

            231

    Am:   x02210

          134211

    F:    133211

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

     

     

     

     

           >     >     >

    Strum: D D D D D D D D     > = accent

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Intro: / C - - - / x4

     

      C                                 Em

    Fog lifts from the harbor, dawn goes down today

         Am                                      F

    An agent crests the shadows of a nearby alleyway

    C                             Em

    Piles of broken bricks, signposts on the path

    Am                                        F

    Every moment points toward the aftermath  Yeah

     

    / C - - - / Dm - - - / F - - - / - - - - / x2

     

    C                                          Em

    Sailors straggle back from their nights out on the town

     Am                                     F

    Hopeless urchins from the city gather around

                  C                        Em

    Spies from imperial China wash in with the tide

               Am                          F

    Every battle heads toward surrender on both sides

     

    Chorus:

                   C                        Am

    And I am coming home to you

                F                         C (1)   G (1)

    With my own blood in my mouth

                    C                      Am

    And I am coming home to you

                   F (1)        G (1)

    If it’s the last thing that I do

     

    / C - - - / Dm - - - / F - - - / - - - - / x4

     

    C                               Em

    Bells ring in the tower, wolves howl in the hills

        Am                                           F

    Chalk marks show up on a few high windowsills

              C                                            Em

    And a rabbit gives up somewhere, and a dozen hawks descend

    Am                                      F

    Every moment leads toward its own sad end   Yeah

     

    / C - - - / Dm - - - / F - - - / - - - - / x2

     

       C                                              Em

    Ships loosed from their moorings capsize and then they’re gone

    Am                                          F

    Sailors with no captains watch a while and then move on

              C                                           Em

    And an agent crests the shadows and I head in her direction

    Am                               F

    All roads lead toward the same blocked intersection

     

    Chorus

     

    / C - - - / Dm - - - / F - - - / - - - - / x3

    / C - - - / Dm - - - / F - - - / G - - - /

    / C - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

    End on C


    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.