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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Her Majesty
  Song: The Bachelor And The Bride

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Note: capo 1st fret

Em                 A
There's a wrinkle,   in the water
D                 Cmaj7
Where we laid our,     first daughter
Em                         A          Cmaj7       B7
And I think the wind blows so sweetly there, over there

And the windows, and the cinders
And the willows, in the timbers
The infernal rattling of the rain, still remains

    Em          B               Em
But I, said the bachelor to the bride 
       B           C
Am not waiting for tonight,
    G         A
No, I, I will box your ears
    B7                      Em
And leave you here stripped bare

Em  A  D  Cmaj7
Stripped bare...

Hear the corncrakes, and the deerhooves
And the sleet rain on the slate roof
A medallion locked inside her hands, in her hands

And his fingers, are they telling
Of the barren of her belly
Do his calluses cure her furrowed brow, even now

But I, said the bachelor to the bride
Am not waiting for tonight,
No, I will box your ears
And leave you here stripped bare, 

Em  A  D  Cmaj7  Em  A  D  Cmaj7
Stripped bare, stripped bare, stripped bare

But I, said the bachelor to the bride
Am not waiting for tonight,
No, I will box your ears
    C
And take your tears
    A                    C              Em    A   D   Cmaj7
And leave you, leave you here, stripped bare

Em  A  D  Cmaj7  (x2)  Em