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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: The King Is Dead
  Song: Calamity Song

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

Tabbed by: Hunter MacDermut

Intro

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Verse (over Intro x2)

Had a dream
You and me and the war at the end-times
And I believe
California succumbed to the fault line
We heaved relief
As scores of innocents died

Chorus
G                   D
 And the Andalusian tribes
G                            D
 Setting the lay of Nebraska alight
                A                       G
'Til all that remain is the arms of the angels

Verse

Hetty Green
Queen of supply-side bonhomie bone-drab
(Know what I mean?)
On the road
It's well advised that you follow your own bag
In the year of the chewable Ambien tab

Chorus

And the Panamanian child
Stands at the dowager empress' side
And all that remain is the arms of the angels
And all that remain is the arms of the angels

Transition
   D       G
Ah ooh, ah ooh ooh ooh oh x2

Bridge
Em                        A
 When you've receded into loam
Em                           A
 And they're picking at your bones
      G    (repeat Intro)
We'll come home, we'll come home

Verse

Quiet now
Will we gather to conjure the rain down?
Will we now
Build a civilization below ground?
And I'll be crowned community kick-it-around

Chorus

And the Andalusian tribes
Setting the lay of Nebraska alight
'Til all that remain is the arms of the angels
'Til all that remain is the arms of the angels

Coda

   D       G
Ah ooh, ah ooh ooh ooh oh x4

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