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Artist: Bowerbirds
 Album: Hymns for a Dark Horse
  Song: My Oldest Memory

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/bowerbirds/my_oldest_memory.html]

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

Intro:

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Verse:
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I cracked my knuckles and I said grace

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And gave thanks for being one hundred and still feeling amazed

(repeat from slide)

Out where the waves wrestle with the dirty brine
This is a lonely place, this was a home of mine
And after the struggle I'd watch the sand settle
Over the quiet reef, it's my oldest memory

Chorus:

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Well I don't know whose land we're on

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Is this an island that plots like a villain

(repeat)

Or an old ghost friend we don't believe in

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Well I don't know...

Verse:

I cursed the weapon we stubbed our toes on
It's the land of make believe, can't you see, can't you see
In the dirt where I put my feet in the trunk of my body
I'm only shy when I want to be, my head between my cypress knees
From the top of the canopy of the trees I am climbing
The morning sun, yeah you will see, it's my oldest memory

Chorus x2:

Well I don't know whose land we're on
Is this an island that plots like a villain
Or an old ghost friend we don't believe in

Well I don't know...