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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Picaresque
  Song: The Bagman's Gambit

[http://www.indieguitartabs.com/bands/decemberists/05_bagmansgambit.html]



Main contributors: Steve goldberg and Andy Bouwman (marpocky@hotmail.com)


Note: Section "I" here has many variations. Try them all and play the one you like!

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OR

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B--5---3-3---0-0---5-5-7-7-5----
G--5---5-5---5-5---5-5-5-5-5----
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II
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G|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-
D|--2--2-2--2-2--2-2--2-2-2-
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(Intro:)
I I 

I
On the lam from the law
I
On the steps of the capital
I                                        I
You shot a plainclothes cop on the ten o'clock
II
And I saw momentarily
II                                        I
They flashed a photograph, it couldn't be you
II
You'd been abused so horribly
II                                   I    I
But you were there in some anonymous room
I
And I recall that fall
I
I was working for the government
I                                        I
And in a bathroom stall off the national mall
II
How we kissed so sweetly
II                            I
How could I refuse a favor or two
II
And for a tryst in the greenery
II                                 I   I
I gave you documents and microfilm too

G
And from my ten floor tenement
                      Am
Where once our bodies lay
                         C
How I longed to hear you say
Cm                         G
"No they'll never catch me now
Cm
No they'll never catch me
Am                      F
No they cannot catch me now
   E               F
We will escape somehow
Fm
Somehow, oh"

I I

I
It was late one night
I
I was awoken by the telephone
I                                         I
I heard a strangled cry on the end of the line
II
Purloined in Petrograd
II                                           I
They were suspicious of where your loyalties lay
II
So I paid off a bureaucrat
II                                           I    I
To convince your captors there to secret you away

G
And at the gate of the embassy
                          Am
Our hands met through the bars
                           C
As your whisper stilled my heart
Cm                         G
"No they'll never catch me now
Cm
No they'll never catch me
Am                      F
No they cannot catch me now
   E               F
We will escape somehow
Fm
Somehow, oh"

(Interlude:)
C B C B G

G
And I dreamt one night
                  F#
You were there in form
      G
Hands held high
      F#
In uniform
G
Oh
F#
Oh

I I

I
It was ten years on
I
When you resurfaced in a motorcar
I                                              C
And with the wave of an arm you were there and gone