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Artist: The Decemberists
 Album: Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series
  Song: Days Of Elaine

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Tabbed by: mattm

E: x79997
D: x57775
A: 577655

[verse]
E
those were the days of elaine, that was the phrase that she used to describe
       D           A            E
to her son, of the fun, she had had
E
long before he went away, long before days of the dull and the dregs (?)
        D            A          E
and the lull and the call never came
          C       D     E
they say,   oh oh oh oh oh

[verse]
E
loitering lavendar park, laying about in the day and the dark
     D              A           E
of a room while the noon passes by
E
always on verge of collapse, mother would quit and then suffer a lapse
         D               A             E
from the drink you would think she was dead
              C       D     E
but they say,   oh oh oh oh oh
          C       D     E
she says,   oh oh oh oh oh

[chorus]
C#m
and the time that it takes
        B
well it goes so slow
C#m
and she laid on the brakes
    B
she don't ???
           A
doesn't it go so slow
         G#                     A            
when you build it up to tear it down
               E
you're tearin' down
            A
you tear it down
F#
those were the days
                       A
those were the days of elaine
            E        E
the days of elaine
            D      A   E
the days of elaine

[verse]
E
a lover like ??? ???, she followed him blind from saloon to salon
         D            A              E
from the hills to the pills he would take
E
father died in the mines, brother showed no remorse for his ???
          D
when they strung him up
       A                  E
he got all hung up on the scaffolding
             C        D     E
but he says,    oh oh oh oh oh
         C       D     E
he says,   oh oh oh oh oh

[chorus]
C#m
and the time that it takes
        B
well it goes so slow
C#m
and she laid on the brakes
    B
she don't ??? ???
           A
doesn't it go so slow
         G#                     A            
when you build it up to tear it down
               E
you're tearin' down
            A
you tear it down
F#
those were the days
                       A
those were the days of elaine
            E        E
the days of elaine
            D      A   E
the days of elaine

[outro]
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