The Legionnaire's Lament Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Castaways and Cutouts
  Song: The Legionnaire's Lament

      Dm                    F
I'm a legionnaire, camel in disrepair 
             G                  Gm        A
Hoping for a frigidaire to come passing by

     Dm                     F
I am on reprieve, lacking my joie de vive 
        G                     Gm        A
Missing my gay Paris, in this desert dry 

       Dm                       F
And I wrote my girl, told her I would not return 
         G                     Gm            A
Terribly taken a turn, for the worse now I fear 

            Dm                                        F
Itís been a year or more since they shipped me to this foreign shore 
              G                    Gm           A
Fighting in a foreign war so far away from my home 

[verse]
               F                      C
If only summer rain would fall on the houses and the boulevards 
        Gm                              Bb
And the sidewalk bagatelles it's like a dream 
         F                    C
With the roar of cars and the lulling of the cafe bars, 
    Gm                               Bb
The sweetly sleeping sweeping of the Seine
       Bbm
Lord I don't know if I'll ever be back again

Dm - F - G - Bm - A
La la la la dum  La la la la

Medicating in the sun, pinched doses of laudanum 
Longing for the old fecundity of my homeland 

Curses to this mirage, a bottle of ancient Shiraz 
A smattering of distant applause is ringing in my poor ears 

On the old left bank, my baby in a charabanc 
Riding up the width and length of the Champs Elysees 

If only summer rain would fall on the houses and the boulevard 
And the sidewalk bagatelles it's like a dream 
With the roar of cars and the lulling of the cafe bars 
The sweetly sleeping sweeping of the Seine
Lord I don't know if I'll ever be back again 

If only summer rain would fall on the houses and the boulevard 
And the sidewalk bagatelles itís like a dream 
With the roar of cars and the lulling of the cafe bars 
The sweetly sleeping sweeping of the Seine 
Lord I don't know if I'll ever be back again... 

F           C              Gm                  Bb
   Be back again, be back again, I'll be back again 
         F      C   Gm   Bb
La la la la...

F      C       Gm       Bb    Bbm     F



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