Decemberists - The King Is Dead Chords

 
         
         
         
         
         
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Standard guitar tuning:
E
A
D
G
B
E
Capo on 2 fret
GHere we come to a Gturning of the Gseason. Em D GWitness to the Garc toward the Gsun. Em D GA neighbors blessed Gburden within Greason. Em D GBecomes a burden Gborn of all and Gone. And Emnobody, Dnobody Cknows. CLet the oath fall Cfrom our Gshoulders. CDon't carry it allC, don't carry it Emall. D CWe are all our Chands and Gholders. BmBeneath this bold and brilliant Csun. CThis I swear to all. GMonument to buGild beneath the Garbors. Em D Upon a blimp that towers toward the trees. Let every vessel pitching hard to starboard. Lay it's head on summer's freckled knees. And Emnobody, Dnobody Cknows. CLet the oath fall Cfrom our Gshoulders. CDon't carry it allC, don't carry it Emall. D CWe are all our Chands and Gholders. BmBeneath this bold and brilliant Csun. CThis I swear to Gall......and this IEm swear to alDl. BmBare a wreath of trillium and ivy. C BmLaid upon the body of the boy. Em BmLazy will the love come from it's hidiCng. AmAnd return this quiet searcher to the Dsoil. GSo raise a glaGss to turnings oGf the season. Em D And watch it as it arcs towards the sun. And you must bare your neighbors burden within reason. And your labors will be borne when all is done. And Emnobody, Dnobody Cknows. CLet the oath fall Cfrom our Gshoulders. CDon't carry it allC, don't carry it Emall. D CWe are all our Chands and Gholders. BmBeneath this bold and brilliant Csun. CThis I swear to Gall......and this IEm swear to alDl. And this I swear to all... And this I swear to all... To all, to all, to all...

Verse

Repeats a bunch of times. Play along with the song to get the rhythm.
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Lyrics: Had a dream You and me and the war of the end times And I believe California succumbed to the fault line We heaved relief As scores of innocents died And the Andalusian tribes Setting the lay of Nebraska alight 'Til all that remains is the arms of the angel Petty greed Queen of supply-side bonhomie bone-drab You know what I mean On the road It's well advised that you follow your own bag In the year of the chewable Ambien tab And the Panamanian child Stands at the Dowager Empress's side And all that remains is the arms of the angel And all that remains is the arms of the angels And you've receded into loam And they're picking at your bones Will call cold We'll come home Quiet now Will we gather to conjure the rain down? Will we now Build a civilization below ground? And I'll be crowned the community kick-it-around And the Andalusian tribes Setting the lay of Nebraska alight 'Til all that remains is the arms of the angels 'Til all that remains is the arms of the angels
INTRO Lick to G chord 2X:
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CBig mountain,Am wide river, Bmthere's an ancient Cport CThese tree trunks,Bm these stream beds, Dleave our bellies fCull They sing oGut, "DI am gonna Cstand my grouGnd" You Drise to me and IC'll blow you dGown EmI am gonna Cstand my Dground, yoDu rise to me and I'Cll blow youG down [Interlude same as intro] Hey Henry, can you hear me? Let me see those eyes [use verse chords] This distance between us can seem a mountain size But boy, you are gonna stand your ground [use chorus chords] They rise to you, you blow them down Let me see you stand your ground, they rise to you, you blow them down

Instrumental

intro once, C, Am, Bm, C, C, Bm, D, C, G, intro once] My darling, my sweetheart, I am in your sway [use verse chords] Two cold climbs, come springtime, so let me hear you say My love, I am gonna stand my ground [use chorus chords] They rise to me, and I'll blow them down I am gonna stand my ground, they rise me and I'll blow them down DCause I am gonna sCtand my gGround, you rDise me, and I'll bClow you downG [G,D, intro once]

Intro

[Am - C - Em - Am] x2

Verse 1

We get the Amrocks in the box, get the Cwater right down to your Gsocks This Embulkheads built of fallen brethren Ambones We all Amdo what we can, we enCdure our fellow Gman And we Emsing our songs to the headframes, creeps and Ambones

Chorus 1

And it's Fone, two, three, of the Cwrong side of the lee What we Gmeant for, what we Ammeant for And its Fseven, eight, nine, you get your Cshuffle back in line And Gif you ever make it to ten you won't make it Amagain And Gif you ever make it to ten you won't make it Amagain

Interlude

[Am - C - Em - Am] x2

Verse 2

[use verse 1 chords] And you won't make it time on this gray ground of mountain mine Of dirt your made and of dirt you will return So while were living here, let's get this other one thing clear There's plenty of men to die, you don't jump your turn

Chorus 2

[use chorus 1 chords] And it's one, two, three, of the wrong side of the lee What we meant for, what we meant for And its seven, eight, nine, you get your shuffle back in line And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again

Interlude

[Am - C - Em - Am] x2, then [Am - G - Em - C] x2

Chorus 3

[use chorus 1 chords] And it's one, two, three, of the wrong side of the lee What we meant for, whatever your meant for And its seven, eight, nine, you get your shuffle back in line And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again F :033210 actually an Fm7

Intro

C Csus2 C Csus4 Fm7 G Gsus2 G x3

Verse 1

COn a winter's SFundGay I gCo Csus2 C Csus4 To cFlear awGay the sCnowCsus2 C Csus4 And gFreen the gGround bCeloCsus2w C Csus4 F G CApril all an oFceaGn awaCy Csus2 C Csus4 Is tFhis the better wGay to spend the dCay?Csus2 C Csus4 FKeeping the Gwinter at CbaCsus2y C Csus4 F G

Chorus 1

FWhat were the woGrds I meant to saCy before you leFft? WhenAm I could see your brFeath lead where you were GgoiG7ng tG6o G CMaybe I should jFust lGet it bCe Csus2 C Csus4 And mFaybe it will aGll come back to mCe Csus2 C Csus4 Sing: FO, JanGu--ary, CO

C Csus2 C Csus4 Fm7 G Gsus2 x2

Verse 2

CHow I lived a cFhildhGood in snCowCsus2 C Csus4 And aFll my tGeens in CtowCsus2 C Csus4 StuffFed in straGta of cloCtheCsus2s C Csus4 F G CPale the winFter dGays after daCrk Csus2 C Csus4 FWandering the grGay memorial paCrk Csus2 C Csus4 A fFleeting beGating of heCartCsus2s C Csus4 F G

Chorus 2

FWhat were the woGrds I meant to sCay before she lFeft? WhenAm I could see her breFath lead where she was goGingG7 to G6 G CMaybe I should jFust lGet it bCe Csus2 C Csus4 And mFaybe it will aGll come back to mCe Csus2 C Csus4 Sing: FO, JaGnu-, FO JanGu--ary, CO C Csus2 C Csus4 Fm7 G Gsus2 G x4 End on C

C Em C Em D

Verse

EmSee this ancient Griverbed DSee where all the Cfollies led EmDown by the water, (and) dDown by the old mainEm drag EmI was just someG towhead teen DFeelin' 'round for fingeCrs to get in-between EmDown by the water, doDwn by the old mainEm drag

Prechorus

EmThe season Drubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag

Break

C Em C Em D

Verse

EmSweet decsend this Grabble 'round the Dpretty little patter ofC a seaport town EmRolling in the water and rDolling down the old maiEmn drag EmAll dolled up inG gabardine DThe lash-flashing Leda of Cpier nineteen EmQueen of the water andD queen of the old mEmain drag

Prechorus

EmThe seasonD rubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag BREAK/SOLOS

C Em C Em D

Em G D C Em D

Prechorus

EmThe seasonD rubs me Emwrong EmThe summerD swellsC anon

Chorus

EmSo knock me down,G tear me up DBut I would bear it all broken justC to fill my cup EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag OUTRO/CODA EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag EmDown by the water andD down by the old mEmain drag

Intro

G

Verse 1

GBaby wants a new spin, baby wants a broken heart GI hear you found a lynch pin to keep it all falling apart But you keep on rColling, you keep on Grolling GBetter find a way, better kick it from your big brown eyes GIf it tightens up when you fall at the fifteenth try Like a ship at Cocean, like a ship at Gocean, like a ship at Cocean, like a ship at Gsea

Chorus 1

DYou spit thick and you cross your heart but the Cculverts all run Gdry From Ckeeping shotguns Gshy all Daround me, just be mine Gtonight

Verse 2

[use verse 1 chords] So the dollar-shop shoppers broke a lock and they knocked you down Better call the coppers if you need someone to push you around You keep on stealing, you keep on stealing, you keep on stealing There's nothing left to steal

Chorus 2

[use chorus 1 chords] You spit thick and you cross your heart but the culverts all run dry From keeping shotguns shy all around me, just be mine tonight Just be mine tonight, just be mine tonight

Intro

G

Verse 1

GHere's the hymn to Dwelcome in the Emday, Gheralding a Dsummer's early Emsway And all the bulbs all coming Cin C/Bto begin Am C/B The Cthrushes bleating C/Bbattle with the Amwrens disrupts my GreAmverie aDgain

Verse 2

[Use verse 1 chords] Pegging clothing on the line Training jasmine how to vine up the arbor to your door, and more You're standing on the landing with the war you shouldered all the night before

Chorus 1

CAnd once upon it, Dthe yellow bonnets, gGarland all the lCawn AmAnd you were waking Dand day was breaking, Ga panoply of soCng DAnd summer comes to C/GSpringville GHill

Verse 3

[use verse 1 chords] A barony of ivy in the trees, expanding out its empire by degrees And all the branches burst to bloom, in the boom Heaven sent this cardinal maroon to decorate our living room

Chorus 2

[use chorus 1 chords] Once upon it, yellow bonnets, garland all along You were waking, day was breaking, a panoply of song And summer comes to Springville Hill

Bridge

CAnd years from nDow when this old lEmight isn't aCmbling anymore

Am D/F G D Em

Will I bring myself to writ-E-ite-E-ite-ite-E-ite CI give my best to DSpringville HGill

Interlude

[G - Em - G - Em], then [C - C/B - Am - G/Am], then [C - C/B - Am - G/Am - D/F]

Chorus 3

[use chorus 1 chords] Once upon it, yellow bonnets, garland all along You were waking, day was breaking, a panoply of song And summer comes to Springville Hill Chords Used:

Intro

[Em7 - Em7/F - G] x4

Verse 1

Em Come theC war, Em come theC avarice Em Come theC war, come Emhow? C Em Come attCritionEm, come Cthe reek of bones Em Come attCrition, comEme how? C

Chorus 1

G This is why,D why we fiEmght, why weC lie awake G This is why,D this is why Cwe fight G And when we Ddie, we wEmill die, Cwith our arms unbound G This is why,D this is whyC we fight, Em7comeEm7/F how? G Em7 Em7 F G

Verse 2

[use verse 1 chords] Right of quiet, writer on quiet vein Right of quiet, right of how Come the arches, come the infant cheek Come the arches of how

Chorus 2

[use chorus 1 chords] This is why, why we fight, why we lie awake This is why, this is why we fight And when we die, we will die, with our arms unbound This is why, this is why we fight, come how, come how?

Interlude

[Em7 - Em7/F - G] x4

Chorus 3

[use chorus 1 chords] This is why, why we fight, why we lie awake This is why, this is why we fight And when we die, we will die, with our arms unbound This is why, this is why we fight

Chorus 4

[use chorus 1 chords] So come to me, come to me now Lay your arms around me This is why, this is why we fight Come how, come how, come how, come how? Chords: Gm: 000333 or (sometimes 000330)

G: 55500-

Intro

Dsus2 Gm

Dsus2 Gm

Verse

Dear Dsus2Avery, I think of you onlyGm Were you Dsus2waving? Were you dead on the vine?Gm Oh AvDsus2ery, I think of you lonelyGm But I could justDsus2 grab you by the nape of your neckGm

Chorus

There arAe times life wilGl rattle your bones and Dwill bend your limbs You're still Afar and away the Gboy you've ever bDeen So you Abend back and Gshake at the fDrame Of the frame you made But Bmdon't you shake aAlone G Please EmAvery-y-y-Ay, come home

Dsus2 Gm

Dsus2 Gm

Verse

Dsus2 Gm):

Headstrong, you and your long arms Listing lazily on the cusp of your teens But you were my Avery and when you needed saving I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

Chorus

There are times life will rattle your bones And will bend your limbs You're still far and away the boy you've ever been So you bend back and shake at the frame Of the frame you made But don't you shake alone Please Avery, come home

Bm A G

Don

Please EmAvery-y-y-Ay, come home Dsus2END!!!Gm!!