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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Picaresqueties
  Song: Constantinople

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/decemberists/03_constantinople.html]

Tabbed by: Matt - dumbjaw |at| gmail

C      - X32010
Cadd9  - X30010
Am     - X02210
Amadd4 - X00210
F      - 133211
G      - 320033
G7     - 320001


C Cadd9 C Cadd9
C Cadd9 C

      C   Cadd9   C        Cadd9
O the minarets of Constantinople
    Am     Amadd4 Am         Amadd4
Are plated gold,  ivory, and opal
      F                          G     G7
Their cupolas all onion-domed in light

        C    Cadd9    C        Cadd9
And the magistrate of Constantinople
    Am     Amadd4     Am         Amadd4
Has made a match; his family was hopeful
      F                                    G     G7
Their daughter would be promised a wedding night

        F
But the Sultan's weary bride
    G
She won't be wed tonight
    C              G         Am
Nor fall beneath a canopy to lie
    F
For far across the town
    G
Her lover's lying drowned
    C              G           Am
And painted by the Bosporus in blue
            F                                G   G7
And there's nothing for a broken heart to do

        C      Cadd9      C        Cadd9
Down the dirty streets of Constantinople
   Am       Amadd4      Am             Amadd4
The beggars weep, their hands all wide open
      F                                 G    G7
Their severed leper limbs all swing and sway

    C      Cadd9   C        Cadd9
At a windowsill in Constantinople
   Am    Amadd4   Am       Amadd4
Our hero sighs to melodies noteful
    F                               G     G7
And gazes on his walls that hold his love

        F
But the Sultan's weary bride
    G
She won't be wed tonight
    C              G         Am
Nor fall beneath a canopy to lie
    F
For far across the town
    G
Her lover now is drowned
    C              G           Am
And painted by the Bosporus in blue
            F                             G  G7
And there's nothing for a broken heart to do
            F                             G
No, there's nothing for a broken heart to do
       C   G  Am  F  G  G7  C
Except cry