16 Military Wives Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Picaresque
  Song: 16 Military Wives

Tabbed by: Andy Bouwman (marpocky@hotmail.com)

(Intro:)
E

E                G
Sixteen military wives
           A                               E
Thirty-two softly focused brightly colored eyes
                       G
Staring at the natural tan
           A                                E
Thirty-two gently clutching wrinkled little hands
A                 B
Seventeen company men
             C#m              D            A
Out of which only twelve will make it back again
E                          G
Sergeant sends a letter to five
         A                                        E
Military wives as tears drip down from ten little eyes
B
Cheer them onto their rivals

      A       E
Cause America can
    A       E         B
And America can't say no
    A       E
And America does
   A       E         B
If America says it's so

It's so
        F#m             A
And the anchorperson on TV
     E
Goes la de da de da

E                 G
Fifteen celebrity minds
              A                                 E
Leading their fifteen sordid wretched checkered lives
E                              G
Will they find the solution in time
            A                                 E
Using their fifteen pristine moderate liberal minds
A                B
Eighteen academy chairs
             C#m        D           A
Out of which only seven really even care
E                       G
Doling out a garland to five
          A                                 E
Celebrity minds, they're humbly taken by surprise
B
Cheer them onto their rivals

      A       E
Cause America can
    A       E         B
And America can't say no
    A       E
And America does
   A       E         B
If America says it's so

It's so
        F#m             A
And the anchorperson on TV
     E
Goes la de da de da de dade dade da

La de da de da de dade dade da

(Interlude:)
E G A E
E G A E

A                 B
Fourteen cannibal kings
          C#m               D                A
Wondering blithely what the dinner bell will bring
E                 G
Fifteen celebrity minds
            A                             E
Served on a leafy bed of sixteen military wives
B
Cheer them onto their rivals

      A       E
Cause America can
    A       E         B
And America can't say no
    A       E
And America does
   A       E         B
If America says it's so

It's so
        F#m             A
And the anchorperson on TV
     E
Goes la de da de da de dade dade da

La de da de da de dade dade da

La de da de da de dade dade

Da de da de da de dade dade

Da de da de da de dade dade da (Woo!)

(Outro:)
E G A E
E G A E
E G A E


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