Matchstick Maker Tab

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Artist: Bowerbirds
  Song: Matchstick Maker

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

Intro/Verses
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B|---3---3---------------3---3---1-----------1-1-|
G|-------------2-------1-----1---2---2-----2---2-|
D|-0---3-----0-------0-------0-----------3-----3-| x3
A|---------0-----3-2---------2-0---------------3-|
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"Dredge the Cedar River
For a previous life
Or scour the clears above
In search of lost time"

Pre-Chorus

        C/G          F
"You'll never find a body
       C/G                F
As the Palisades crumble slowly
         C/G       E             F   (F#)
And they claim the past as their own"

Chorus

 G7            F
"Branded skin, broken vessel
C                 Am
Took a job in the city
       F     C/G             Am   Am/E   F
Making matchsticks to start other men's fires
Am Am/E F
Oh..."

Verse (same as above)

"Gorgeous blooms on these cliffs
Missed a battery of sticks and twigs
Gravity toils away"

Pre-Chorus

 C/G             F
"Blisters on his hands from tightening ropes all day
C/G                 F
Lashing down all it sees
         C/G           E            F
But it's poised like a father's and not like a king's
        C/G         E                  F
And the rule of the land's more like a strong suggestion
        C/G            E            F           (F#)
And the strong current begs for the open ocean"

Chorus x2

Chorus sans words x2
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