Standard guitar tuning:EADGBECapo on 2 fret
ChorusALet fall your Gsoft and swaying sDkirt; let fall your Ashoes; let fall your sEmhirt. I'm not the Glady-killing sDort. Enough to Ahurt G a girl in porDt.
VerseAMarie's gone Gblonde, and lost a sDtone. She lay on her Alawn, spun and alEmone. And when the Gmorning sun, it rDose upon AMarie, and her lacy cEmlothes. It lit her Gup, and she walked arDound the winding Astreets of Camden tEmown. She don't know Gwho she wants to Dbe, but if I Aknew, G Id tell MaDrie.
ChorusAnd Cindy tells me she's had fun, Sitting back stage,someone's plus one. Up in her room,the records spin a needle in the grooves that she's worn thin. Well, she lifts her sleeve and she sees a name. And she's got a smile on her face And she's got a story you can't see Well, that's just between that name and Cindy.
A Asus4 AAnd before Holly made her way Over the sea and far away, She's telling me inside her car driving us back from the Crystal Corner bar. I lost her there; I fell from hell Cut some fresh pieces from myself Then for a second something in me Said leave today, it's time, Holly.
InterludeOh, I'm a weak and lonely sort, Though I'm not sailing just for sport. I've come to feel out on the sea These urgent lives press against me. I'm just aghast; I'm not a part My tender head with my easy heart. These several years out on the sea Made me empty, cold, and clear pour yourself into me.