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Artist: Camera Obscura
 Album: My Maudlin Career
  Song: French Navy

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/camera_obscura/french_navy.html]

Tabbed by: Logan Smith (loganws@yahoo.com)

[verse]

D  Em 

                             Em  D  
Spent a week in a dusty library
                                  D  Em   
Waiting for some words to jump at me
                         Em  D
We met by a trick of fate
                            G
French navy my sailor mate
              D
We met by the moon at the silvery lake
            G
You came my way 
                       D
I said, "I want you to stay"


[verse]

Em
You with your dietary restrictions
D
Said you loved me with a lot of conviction
Em
I was waiting to be struck by lightning
D                                    G
Waiting for somebody exciting like you
                       D
Oh the thing that you do
                G
You make me go woo
                         D
With the things that you do you do you do


[chorus]

               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D
But love I couldn't hold it
               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D     A
But love I couldn't hold it


[verse]

Em
I'll be criticized for lending out my art
D
I was criticized for letting you break my heart
Em
Why wouldn't I stand for disappointed looks?
D                                G                    D
I'm fully grown but I'm on tenterhooks with the looks
         G                    D
On tenterhooks, ooh, with the looks the looks the looks


[chorus]

               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D
But love I couldn't hold it
               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D     A
But love I couldn't hold it


[interlude]

Em - D (x 2)


[verse]

Em                                     Em  D
Relationships were something I used to do
                                       D  Em
Convince me they are better for me and you
                         Em  D
We met by a trick of fate
                       
French navy my sailor mate


[chorus]

               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D
But love I couldn't hold it
               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D
But love I couldn't hold it
               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D
But love I couldn't hold it
               Em
I wanted to control it
                    D     A
But love I couldn't hold it


[outro]

Em D (x3 with fade out)