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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The Crane Wife
  Song: Yankee Bayonet

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

Tabbed by: Brian Azevedo (haven.spear@gmail.com)



Intro:

   Cadd9          Am
e|------------0----------------|
B|------------3---0-1-0--------|
G|------------0---------2-0----|
D|------------2-------------2--|
A|--0-2-3--3-------------------|
E|-----------------------------|

Verse:

Cadd9                    Am
Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet 
Cadd9                   Am
A sweetheart left behind 
Cadd9                      Am
Far from the hills and the sea-swal'ed Carolinas
Cadd9                      Am 
That's where my true love lies 

Cadd9, Am

Look for me when the sun-bright swallow 
Sings upon the birch-bough high 
But you are in the ground with the voles and the weevils 
All a'chew 'pon your bones so dry 

Cadd9, Am

Chorus:

A           Cmaj7
But when the sun breaks 
A           C          G
To no more bullets in Battle Creek 
A             Cmaj7
Then will you make a grave
A              F 
For I will be home then
          Gsus4 
I will be home then
          F 
I will be home then
          Gsus4 
I will be home then
Then 

(Intro riff)

When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee 
Made a seam to hem me in 
There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless 
Got my heart right pierced by a pin 

But oh, did you see all the dead of Manassas 
All the bellies and the bones and the bile 
No, I lingered here with the blankets barren 
And my own belly big with child 

But when the sun breaks 
To no more bullets in Battle Creek 
Then will you make a grave 
For I will be home then 
I will be home then 
I will be home then 
I will be home then 

F                               G
And stems and bones and stone walls too 
G
Could keep me from you 
F                             E
This skein of skin is all too few
G 
To keep me from you 

(Intro riff)

But oh my love, though our bodies may be parted 
Though our skin may not touch skin 
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow 
I will come on the breath of the wind