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Artist: Sufjan Stevens
 Album: Illinois
  Song: Decatur, Or, Round Of Applause for Your Step-Mother!

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This one's easy. Just repeat the chords.

F   C  G   C
F  C  G

F        C           G            C
Our step-mom we did everything to hate her 
    F       C           G
She took us down to the edge of Decatur 
F          C            G        C
We saw the lion and the kangeroo take her 
F           C                G
Down to the river where they caught a wild alligator

Sangamon River it overflowed 
It caused a mudslide on the banks of the operator 
civil war skeletons in their graves, 
They came up clapping in the spirit of the aviator 

The sound of the engines and the smell of the grain, 
We go riding on the abolition grain train 
Steven A. Douglas was a great debater, 
But Abraham Lincoln was the great emancipator 

Chickenmobile with your rooster tail 
I had my fill and I know how bad it feels 
Stay awake and watch for the data 
No small caterpiller, go congratulate her 

Denominator, go Decatur, go Decatur, 
It's the great I Am 
abominate her, go Decatur, why did we hate her? 
It's the great I Am 

Denominator, go Decatur, anticipate her 
It's the great I Am 
Appreciate her, appreciate her, 
Stand up and thank her, 

Stand up and thank her, 
It's the great I Am. 
Stand up and thank her, 
It's the great I Am. 
Stand up and thank her, 
It's the great I Am. 
Stand up and thank her