Chordproc: Felice Brothers : Favourite Waitress

Felice Brothers : Favourite Waitress


  1. Bird On Broken Wing
  2. Cherry Licorice
  3. Meadow Of A Dream
  4. Lion
  5. Saturday Night
  6. Constituents
  7. Hawthorne
  8. Katie Cruel
  9. No Trouble
  10. Silver In The Shadow

Bird On Broken Wing

Gmaj7
F#m
Gmaj7
Em
D
A7
Em
Gmaj7
F#m
Down on the street
Gmaj7
Em
D
I got someone I really want you to meet
A7
Em
In good time, like all things
Gmaj7
F#m
A prayer for a plumb
Gmaj7
Em
D
Up all night, waiting for the mail to come
A7
Em
In a lightless window
Bm
Em
A
I've been afraid to depend on love
D
A
G
And it's fare-thee-well my friend
Em
D
I'll see you at the promised end
A7
Em
Where the wind is laughter
D
A
G
And that home we never made
Em
D
Is waiting in the desert shade
A7
Em
Happily ever after
Bm
Em
Bm
Em
Gmaj7
F#m
Down on the street
Gmaj7
Em
D
I got someone I really want you to meet
A7
Em
In good time, like all things
Gmaj7
F#m
Step into place
Gmaj7
Em
D
Take my heart, put it in a pillow case
A7
Em
It's been still for hours
Bm
Em
We can get high down on old King's road
Bm
And watch as the lights explode
Em
A
I can get lost if you want me to
D
A
G
And it's fare-thee-well my friend
Em
D
I'll see you at the promised end
A
Em
Where the wind is laughter
D
A
G
And that home we never made
Em
D
Is waiting in the desert shade
A
Em
Happily ever after
D
A
G
Like a bird on broken wing
Em
D
I've been so afraid to sing
A
Em
All my life I've wanted
D
A
G
In this violent world that spins
Em
D
I've been so afraid to live
A
Em
By the lights of comets



Cherry Licorice

G
All I wanna eat is cherry licorice
C
I don't care if it sounds ridiculous
C
F
D
Even the birds and bees
F
C
D
Eat how they damn well please
I don't wanna work for no dead waitress I don't have that kind of patience Sitting around all day With never a word to say Raccoon's dead the city's windy All I think about is Cindy All the ladies and gents Are covered in excrement All I wanna eat is cherry licorice... High along a hill, through the thistle Past the factory, across the trestle The teachers slit my wrist For every class I miss He was like a fire she was like a feather It was hell to live together I bid them all so long I'm happy them days are gone All I wanna eat is cherry licorice... All she wants to drink is lemon spritzer She don't care if the image fits her Who wants to spend their time Choking on lemon rind?
G
B7
Em
C
'Cause I'm high on halloween candy again
G
B7
Em
C
And your lips are sweet as brandy again



Meadow Of A Dream

Capo II
A
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D
A
I heard that long factory whistle blow I did my dishes and I threw them out the window Give me the good old boxcar by the sea With the birds and the bats The bees and the cats and me
D
A
I was lost in the meadow of a dream And you can find me there With a bottle to share I was lost in the meadow of a dream And you can say what you want Be who you want
Bm
Bm7
Oh I'll be Butch Cassidy
A
And you can be The Sundance Kid
Under the swinging bridge with a cigarette The heaven's of heaven of heaven Ain't as nice I bet I'd say I'll see you later but I ain't that sure With all these talkers talking atomic war I was lost in the meadow of a dream And it's the place to be For a wretch like me We were lost in the meadow of a dream And you can say what you want Be who you want Oh I'll be Butch Cassidy And you can be The Sundance Kid Sundance, can you hear me boy? Sundance



Lion

I was once a lion A monster in Orion Alas the humans came Now I'm handled with a chain Hear the children holler "A serpent for a collar!" I will get no rest In this haunted wilderness And the crowd comes and goes To what end? No one knows The critics write the canon The bankers bring the famine There will always be A little crumb for you and me Hear the serpent holler "A child for a dollar!" I will get no rest In this mirrored wilderness And the crowd comes and goes To what end? No one knows Like the ships on the wind Like the dust in the medicine Call him Narcissus I know all his secrets He is such a fool He drowned his love in a swimming pool Hear the trainer holler "A serpent for a collar!" He hates it when I roar And when he's drunk he hates it more And the crowd comes and goes To what end? No one knows Like the ships on the wind Like the dust in the medicine



Saturday Night

Everyone's stringing their bosses It's the latest dance craze My captain won't shut up Cause the bastard just got laid I'm breaking legs on the ball court With the full moon in my eyes It's another Saturday night And I just got paid I'm the new Elvis Covered in my enemies blood The money ain't great I do it out of love I've got a hundred girlfriends They really bum me out When papa starts drinking They love to twist and shout Saturday night alone Get out of bed The king asked me to watch the throne Off with his head When I do, I only think of you Torch song for the arsonist Three-minute insurance fraud Playboy for the school boy She spreads her legs and oh my god You all should drink this like drano Caroline is in your mind In the woods of Pelenville And that could last a long time I'm wide awake and and it's I'm wide awake and it's nighttime Shit, I must be in Omaha I ain't the boss but I'm his illegitimate son 'Cause baby I was born to run I took a Valium and I had a vision Dad, it must have been the haunted child On Letterman on my television As the nation went wild Saturday night alone Get out of bed The king asked me to watch the throne Off with his head When I do, I only think of you



Constituents

It's been so long since you've crossed my mind I find ways to pass the time Chasing monkeys through the rings of hell Suits me exceptionally well And all my constituents agree I've been changed like a pebble in the sea By the politics of time But riddle me this, what happiness is mine? That old comedian we lived above Asked me to send his love He's chasing Andy Warhols Brillo box Down 5th Avenue in his socks And all my constituents agree He's been framed like the kid from Rosko Gee By the politics of war But riddle me this, what happiness is yours? I hope this letter finds you safe and well Like an oyster in it's shell I will see you when I take my rest On the lunatic express And all my constituents agree We're as lost as a letter in the sea In this universe of bars But riddle me this, what happiness is ours?



Hawthorne

In the graveyard the Hawthorne grove And that's where I want to be Don't you follow me through the Hawthorne The cold wind blows freely and wild Like a human child Baah Baah black sheep have you any wine? Baah Baah black sheep have you any mind? Wine? Mind? Have you got it? In the graveyard the Senator sleeps And he dreams of golden hinds Devilish delights In his casket he dines on snails Centipedes and snails Tongues of nightinggales Baah Baah Black Sheep have you any tea? Baah Baah black sheep have you any for me? Baah Baah black sheep have you any home? Yes sir, yes sir, where angels roam Home, mine, home



Katie Cruel

D
A
I flew around the world
F#m
D
All the way from East Kentucky
Bm
A
In a split pea shell
I was chewing on a soda cracker She was chewing on some chewing tobacco In a split pea shell
D
F#
The moon's on fire, the bird's in a cage
G
A
The dog's all bark yeah, the band don't play
D
A
Bm
A
G
Heaven knows this cruel little girl
D
A
D
Katie, Katie Cruel
I've been feeling fine Ever since my execution Living in my own abyss Away from the miracle weapon Away from the revolution Waiting on a phantom's kiss
D
F#
The moon's on fire, the bird's in a cage
G
A
The dog's all bark yeah, the band don't play
D
F#
The yard's on fire, the inmates scream
G
A
I'm leaving today up this split pea street
D
A
Bm
A
G
Heaven knows this cruel little girl
D
A
D
Katie, Katie Cruel
Guitar solo over verse chords
D
F#
The moon's on fire, the wind's in the grave
G
A
The clocks are ticking, jump in place
D
F#
The bells are ringing, a doll thinks back
G
A
The puppies roar, the planet's trashed
D
A
Bm
A
G
Heaven knows this cruel little girl
D
A
F#
Heaven knows it's cruel
D
A
Bm
A
G
Katie is a a cruel little girl
D
A
D
Katie, Katie Cruel



No Trouble

Capo I
Cdim xx1212
Chord progression for verses:
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C
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Am
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F
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I don't want no trouble Just want things to be OK Get some rest, lay my head down Maybe see you, see you in my dreams An apple backroad, good old days Well I've got none of that I just keep on some way
C#dim
F
And I know things they keep getting harder
C
G
F
I know I won't let you down
C
G
F
I know I won't let you down
C
G
From the start to the finish
C
F
I'm gonna work hard every minute
C
G
F
And I know I won't let you down
Birds they're flying overhead They dot a cloud like pepper on eggs She just made my morning, baby There's a cold wind blowing outside Some willsome land Billfolds in a coffee can Well, we've got none of that We just keep on some way
C#dim
F
I know things they keep getting harder
I know I won't let you down I know I won't let you down From the start to the finish I'm going to work hard every minute And I know I won't let you down



Silver In The Shadow

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G
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Em
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G
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Em
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G
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C
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G
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G
Em
Bm
Em
The snow's falling softly and the grass is still green
C
G
(
C/g
) The captain above me is so luminously clean
G
(
C/g
)
G
Em
/d
C
We're daisy companions, a man and his beast
G
D7
Em
Silver in the shadow, and there's gold in the stream
G
Em
Bm
Em
I know I hear you heaving and kicking the dirt
C
G
(
C/g
) I know that it's broken, and I know that it hurts
G
(
C/g
)
G
Em
/d
C
There's a river of nothing, and you're dying of thirst
G
D7
G
Just one sip and off you swim, it's the last day you'll work
Instrumental verse
G
Em
Bm
Em
Do you die like an Irish in an anthracite mine?
C
G
(
C/g
) Are you alive like the first night with your candlelit bride?
G
(
C/g
)
G
Em
/d
C
She's your darling companion and so thoughtlessly kind
G
(
C/g
)
D
G
We'll ride out to meet her the day we survive...
Instrumental verse