Decemberists - 16 Military Wives Chords & Tabs

 

16 Military Wives Chords & Tabs

Decemberists Chords & Tabs

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16 Military Wives Chords

   
The other chord set on Ultimate-Guitar is a little off.
Here are the correct chords:

Artist:  The Decemberists
Song:    Sixteen Military Wives
Album:   Picaresque

Standard tuning. No capo.
Here's the chords required for the song:
 
     E    G    A    B    C#   D

e ---0----3----0----2----4----2---
B ---0----0----2----4----5----3---
G ---1----0----2----4----6----2---
D ---2----0----2----4----6----0---
A ---2----2----0----2----4----x---
E ---0----3----x----x----4----x---

Lyrics and chords:

Intro: E, E, E, E

E		   G
  Sixteen military wives
             A                               E	
  Thirty-two softly focused brightly colored eyes
E                        G
  Staring at the natural tan
                A                                E
  Of thirty-two gently clenching wrinkled little hands
A                   B
  Seventeen company men
               C#               D            A
  Out of which only twelve will make it back again
E                            G
  Seargeant sent a letter to five
           A                                        E
  Military wives, his tears drip down to ten little eyes


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
  ( D O N T   P L A Y   H E R E )        
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da

[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/decemberists/16_military_wives_crd_ver_2.html ]
E                   G
  Fifteen celebrity mimes
                A                                 E
  Leaving their fifteen sorted wretched checkered lives
E                                G
  Will they find the solution in time
              A                                 E
  Using their fifteen pristine moderate liberal minds
A                  B
  Eighteen academy chairs
               C#         D           A
  Out of which only seven really even care
E                         G
  Doling out a garment to five
            A                                 E
  Celebrity mimes, they're humbly taken by surprise


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
  ( D O N T   P L A Y   H E R E )        
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da


Bridge: E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E


A                   B
  Fourteen cannibal kings
            C#               D                A
  Wondering blindly what the dinner bell will bring
E                   G
  Fifteen celebrity mimes
              A                             E
  Served on a leafy bed of sixteen military wives


B
  Cheer them on to their rivals
        A       E        A       E         B
  Cause America can, and America can't say no
      A       E        A       E         B
  And America does, if America says it's so
  B
  It's so
  ( D O N T   P L A Y   H E R E )        
  And the anchorperson on TV goes
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  La de da de da de di de di de da
  E
  De da de da de di de di de da
  E
  De da de da de di de di de da


Outro: E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E


Well, that's it. Special thanks to Dan Quinn.
Enjoy! Tabbed by Jeff H.
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