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    16 Military Wives

    The Decemberists

     

    / E - - - / x4

     

    E (2)                               G (2)

         Sixteen military wives

                           A (2)                                       E (2)

    Thirty-two softly focused brightly colored eyes

    E (2)                                  G (2)

       Staring at the natural tan

                           A (2)                                                E (2)

    of thirty-two gently clenching wrinkled little hands

    A (2)                                B (2)

    Seventeen company men

                       C#                     D                  A (2)

    Out of which only twelve will make it back again

    E (2)                                   G (2)

    Sergeant sent a letter to five

                A (2)                                                          E (2)

    Military wives, his tears drip down to ten little eyes

    B (4 hold)

         Cheer them on to their rivals

     

    Chorus:

                       A       E              A         E         B (2)

    'Cause America can, and America can't say no

                 A           E           A       E       B (4)

    And America does, if America says it's so, it's so

                 F#m (2 hold)          A (2 hold)

    And the anchorperson on TV goes

     

    E (4)

    La de da de da

     

    E (2)                           G (2)

           Fifteen celebrity mimes

                         A (2)                                               E (2)

    Leading their fifteen sorted wretched checkered lives

    E (2)                                          G (2)

         Will they find the solution in time

                           A (2)                                  E (2)

    Using their fifteen pristine moderate liberal minds?

    A (2)                             B (2)

        Eighteen academy chairs

                        C#             D                  A (2)

    Out of which only seven really even care

    E (2)                                   G (2)

        Doling out a garment to five

                    A (2)                                                 E (2)

    Celebrity mimes, they're humbly taken by surprise

    B (4 hold)

    Cheer them on to their rivals

     

    Chorus

     

    E (8)

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

     

    Instrumental (play 2x):  / E - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

                                             / A - - - / - - - - / E - - - / - - - - /

                          

     

    A (2)                          B (2)

        Fourteen cannibal kings

                       C#                    D                    A (2)

    Wondering blindly what the dinner bell will bring

    E (2)                          G (2)

         Fifteen celebrity mimes

                        A (2)                                          E (2)

    Served on a leafy bed to sixteen military wives

    B (4 hold)

         Cheer them on to their rivals

     

    Chorus

     

    E (16)

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

    La de da de da de-dadedade-da

     

    Instrumental (play 3x, hold last E):

     

    / E - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

    / A - - - / - - - - / E - - - / - - - - /


    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.