Red Right Ankle Tab

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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Her Majesty
  Song: Red Right Ankle



Capo 5th

D/F#: 2 0 0 0 3 3

    D/F#         G
D|------------------0h2------
A|----------------------0h2--   (x2, w/ verse chords)
E|--2---0h2-0h2--3-----------

D/F#                      G                D/F#                               G
This is the story of your red right ankle,       and how it came to meet your leg
D/F#                      G                D/F#                               G
And how the muscle bone and sinews tangled, and how the skin was softly shed
Em                          A           Em                     A
And how it whispered, oh, adhere to me,    for we are bound by symmetry
Em                           A                D                    G    G D/F#
And whatever differences our lives have been,   we together make a limb
Em                        A           D/F#  G   D/F#  G  
This is the story of your red right ankle


D/F#                      G            D/F#                     G
This is the story of your gypsy uncle, you never knew cause he was dead
D/F#                        G                    D/F#                G
And how his face was carved and ripped wrinkles, in the picture in your head
Em                  A              Em                 A   (Asus4)
And remember how you found the key, to his hideout in the Pyrenees
Em                     A                  D               G         G  D/F#
But you wanted to keep his secret safe, so you threw the key away
Em                        A           D/F#   G   D/F#   G
This is the story of your gypsy uncle

Em    A   Asus4 A  Em    A    Asus4 A
D/F#    G   (x2)


D/F#                     G                  D/F#                      G
This is the story of the boys who loved you, who love you now and loved you then
D/F#                        G                          D/F#                  G
And some were sweet and some were cold and snuffed you, and some just laid around in bed
Em                           A   (Asus4)    Em                  A  (Asus4)
And had crumbled you straight to your knees, did it cruel did it tenderly
Em                               A             D                        G     G D/F#
And some had crawled their way into your heart, to rend your ventricles apart
Em                       A              G/B   (B-A-G)  G  (G-F#-E)
This is the story of the boys who loved you
Em                        A           D
This is the story of your red right ankle


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