Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Sorrowful Wife Chords & Tabs

 

The Sorrowful Wife Chords & Tabs

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Chords & Tabs

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The Sorrowful Wife Chords

   
The Sorrowful Wife (by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)
Album: No More Shall We Part


VERSE 1
 
I married my wife on the day of the eclipse
    Dm 
Our friends awarded her courage with gifts
           Am 
Now as the nights grow longer and the season shifts
  G
I look to my sorrowful wife

       F       G           Am 
Who is quietly tending her flowers
       Dm      G
Who is quietly tending her ...


INSTRUMENTAL [Am-Dm x2 / F-G-Am-Dm / Am-Dm]


VERSE 2
    Am
The water is high on the beckoning river 
      Dm
And I made her a promise I could not deliver
        Am
And the cry of the birds, sends a terrible shiver
        G
Through me and my sorrowful wife
       F            G         Am
Who is shifting the furniture around
       Dm           G         (Am)
Who is shifting the furniture around ...

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INSTRUMENTAL [Am-Dm x2 / F-G-Am-Dm / Am-Dm]


VERSE 3
Am
Now we sit beneath the knotted yew
        Dm
And the bluebells bob up around our shoes
        Am
And the task of remembering those telltale clues 
G
Goes to my sorrowful wife
       F            G           Am
Who is counting the days on her fingers
       Dm           G              
Who is counting the days on her ...

(PIANO is playing within an Am chord)

THEN ...

BUILD-UP TO OUTRO (Dm)


OUTRO
          Am                  Dm
C'mon and help me babe, C'mon now!
          Am                  Dm
C'mon and help me babe, I was blind.
    F
The grass it grows low and high, 
G
Twists right up to the sky,
Am                   (Dm)
White clouds roll on by ...


C'mon now annnnd help me babe



Remaining Lyrics:
A loose wind last night blew down 
Black trees bent to the ground 
Their blossoms made such a sound 
That I could not hear myself think babe 
Come on now 
And help me babe 
Help me now 
I was blind 
I was a fool

"Chorded by Deckard Croix"
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