Odalisque Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Castaways and Cutouts
  Song: Odalisque

Tabbed by: Der Wille Zur Macht from http://www.decemberists.com/orate

Capo 4
Tuning: DADGBe

Bm    : x2443x
Bm/E  : 224430
Emsus*: 220000
G     : 550001
Bm/Bb : x14430
F#5   : 444000
Am    : 202210
C     : 032010
B7    : x21201
F#/D  : 004430
F#    : 440xxx
F#/G  : 540xxx
D     : 000xxx
F#5b  : 333400

Bm D Bm/E G  -intro

Bm       D Bm/E G 
They've come to find you Odalisque
Bm  D Bm/E     G    
As the light dies horribly
         F#  F#/G          Bm D Bm/E
On a fire escape you walk,
         F#   F#/G         Bm D Bm/E
All rare, resolved to drop.

Bm               D  Bm/E     G
And when they find you Odalisque,
Bm     D  Bm/E      G
They will rend you terribly,
F#              F#/G        Bm  D  Bm/E
Stitch from stitch 'til all
         F#     F#/G         Bm  D Bm/E
Your linen limbs will fall

(Alternate Emsus* with D and then slide to G. Listen to song for timing!)

Lazy lady had a baby girl
And a sweet sound it made, la---
Raised on pradies, peanut shells, and dirt
In a railroad cul-de-sac, la---

G                       B7
And what can we do with ten baby shoes,
A kit bag full of marbles,
And a broken billiard cue?
            C                Emsus* D    G
What can we do?  What can we do?               La.

(Same as first verse, Emsus*, D, G, etc.)
Fifteen stitches 
Will mend those britches right
And then rip them down again, la---
Sapling switches 
Will rend those rags alright.
What a sweet sound it makes, la---

G                       B7
And what can we do with ten dirty Jews,
A thirty-ought full of rock salt,
And a warm afternoon?
            C             F#5
What can we do? What can we do?

F#5                                    G
Lay your belly under mine, naked under me,
Under me.
F#5                                      G 
Such a filthy dimming shine, the way you kick and scream,
Kick and scream.

Bm Bm/Bb F#5
Bm Bm/Bb Bm/E F#5b 

Repeat first chorus

Emsus*                       G              Emsus*
Lazy lady had a baby girl, and a sweet sound it made.

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