Chordproc: Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell


  1. Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls
  2. Coming Down
  3. Dyin' Day
  4. Old-Fashioned Hat
  5. Our Lady Of The Underground
  6. Shepherd
  7. Tailor
  8. Wedding Song
  9. Why We Build The Wall
  10. Willie Of Winsbury
  11. Young Man In America

Before The Eyes Of Storytelling Girls

Am
Dm
F
Am
C
G
F
Am
I could tell you stories
Dm
Like the government tells lies
Am
F
Oh but no one listens any more
Am
In the rooms the women come and go
Dm
Talking on the mobile phones
C
G
F
and the television talks about the war
Am
When I was a baby there was
Dm
Laughter in my house and my
Am
F
Daddy smoked domestic cigarettes
Am
Thursday nights on the radio
Dm
C
Live in concert, live from Cairo
G
F
Mother of Egypt
Am
G
Mama, mama
F
G
Be with me
F
Am
With the music in your breast
F
Am
In your glittering evening dress
F
C
G
And the white flag in your fist trembling
Am
Dm
F
Am
C
G
F
Am
Dm
I could tell you stories like the past was dead and gone
Am
F
I know nothing changes in this world
Am
Every day the muezzin calls
Dm
C
Sun comes up and Baghdad falls
G
F
Before the eyes of storytelling girls
Am
Dm
She was just a poor man's daughter
C
G
F
Going down into the sultan's bed
Am
Dm
He was desert, she was a water
C
G
F
And he remembered every word she said
F
She said and I say
Am
G
Grandma, Grandma
F
G
Be with me
F
Am
In your tragic wedding gown
F
Am
With your long hair hanging down
F
C
And the stories tumbling out
G
Tumbling
Am
Dm
F
Am
C
G
F
Am
I could tell you stories
Dm
Like the government tells lies
Am
F
Oh, but no one listens any more
Am
In the rooms the women come and go
Dm
Talking on the mobile phones
C
G
F
And the television talks about the war About the war and the
Am
G
Am
Television talks about the war



Coming Down

F
C
F
Dm
Am
Dm
F
C
I never felt so high I never felt so high I never felt so high I think I'm coming down I never laughed so loud I never laughed so loud I never laughed so loud I think I'm coming down Nothing gonna stop me now Nothing gonna stop me now Nothing gonna stop me now
C
G
Please don't leave
F
Easy feeling
C
G
C
Don't leave me like that
G
Not yet
F
Don't set me
C
G
Free, free, free, free, free
Bridge
Am
C
F
F
C
F
Dm
Am
Dm
F
C
I never felt so high I never felt so high I never felt so high I never laughed so loud I never laughed so loud I never laughed so loud Nothing gonna stop me now Nothing gonna stop me now Nothing gonna stop me now



Dyin' Day

Capo II
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Be it work or be it rite? Father, tell me Brings us to the mountainside Every day a dying day Be it work or be it rite Oh my sweet babe We come to make a sacrifice Every day a dying day Be it ox or be it ram? Father, tell me Please the god of Abraham Every day a dying day Be it ox or be it ram Oh my sweet babe It is the blood of the innocent Every day a dying day And who are you to understand The ways of him who holds the blade? And who are you to stay the hand Of him who made you? Be it ill or be it good? Father, tell me Makes you bind me hand and foot Every day a dying day Be it ill or be it good Oh my sweet babe I am doing as I should Every day a dying day Every day a dying day Every day a dying day



Old-Fashioned Hat

C
Summer went the way of spring
G
Winter's waiting in the wings
F
And we haven't saved anything
C
G7
But that's alright
C
Cause we already paid the rent
G
There's still some money we haven't spent
C
Go put on something different
F
G7
We're going out tonight
C
I have loved you for so long
G
Even when I could only do you wrong
F
Go see if they have our song
C
G7
On the jukebox over there
C
A dollar gets you seven plays
G
I watch you through a smoky haze
F
A secret smile on your face
C
G7
I'm sorry if I stare
Am
F
But you look like a stranger
C
G
In that old-fashioned hat
Am
F
And I've got a pocketful of change
C
G
And I don't wanna go home yet
C
Clearly I remember when
G
I used to scratch my poems
F
On the backs of other lovers in
C
G7
The darkness of my mind
C
Back before I made my home
G
In the marrow of your bones
F
Now I know your figure like my own
C
G7
Even from behind
Am
F
But you look like a stranger
C
G
In that old-fashioned hat
Am
F
And I've got a pocketful of change
C
G
And I don't wanna go home yet
C
Hey and we'll be married soon
G
We'll be dancing to this very tune
F
Then we'll have a honeymoon
C
G7
Then we'll start to fight
C
Bring the tonic and the gin
G
Say what was your name again?
F
Stick another quarter in
C
G7
And stay with me tonight
Am
F
You look like a stranger
C
G
In that old-fashioned hat
Am
F
And I've got a pocketful of change
C
G
And I don't wanna go home yet



Our Lady Of The Underground

Intro
Am
E
Am
E
x4
Verse
PERSEPHONE
Am
E7
I don't know about you, boys
Am
E7
But if you're like me, then hanging around
Am
E7
This old manhole is bringing you down
Am
E7
Six-feet-under getting under your skin
Am
E7
Cabin fever is setting in
Am
E7
You're stir crazy! You're stuck in a rut!
Am
E7
Or you could use a little pick-me-up
Am
E7
I can give you what it is you crave
Am
E7
A little something from the good old days
Am
E7
I got the wind right here in a jar
Am
E7
I got the rain on tap at the bar
Am
E7
I got sunshine up on the shelf
Am
Allow me to introduce myself
Am
Brother, what's my name?
Am
My name is...
CROWD
Bb
Our Lady of the Underground!
PERSEPHONE
Am
Brother, what's my name?
CROWD
Bb
Our Lady of Ways! Our Lady of Means!
PERSEPHONE
Am
Brother, what's my name?
Am
My name is...
CROWD
Bb
Our Lady of the Upside Down
PERSEPHONE
Am
Brother what's my name?
Bb
I'll tell you my name...
Bb
Persephone!
Break
Am
E7
Am
E7
Verse
Am
E7
Come here, brother, let me guess
Am
E7
It's the little things you miss
Am
E7
Spring flowers, autumn leaves
Am
E7
Ask me, brother, and you shall receive
Am
E7
Or maybe these just ain't enough
Am
E7
Maybe you're looking for some stronger stuff
Am
E7
I got a sight for the sorest eye
Am
When's the last time you saw the sky?
Bridge
Am
Wipe away your tears, brother
Bb
Brother, I know how you feel
Am
Bb
I can see you're blinded by the sadness of it all
Am
Bb
But look a little closer, everything will be revealed
Am
Bb
Look a little closer, there's a crack in the wall
Verse
Am
E7
You want stars? I got a skyful
Am
E7
Put a quarter in the slot, you'll get an eyeful
Am
E7
You want the moon? I got her too
Am
She's right here waiting in my pay-per-view
Am
E7
Oh, how long's it been?
Am
E7
A little moonshine ain't no sin
Am
E7
One at a time, boys, straight line
Am
What the boss don't know, the boss won't mind
Outro
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E7
Am
E7
Am
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Am
Bb
E7



Shepherd

Capo VI
Based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ArK5lxYnRQ
Basic riff throughout the whole song:
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Dsus2
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G
Said the shepherd to his wife,
C
The crop of hay is cut and dried.
Dsus2
C
I'll bail it up and bring it in,
C
Before the coming storm begins.
G
Go, she said, and beat the storm,
C
And then there is another chore.
Dsus2
C
Today the baby will be born,
C
You'll take me to the hospital.
G
Said the shepherd, if it's true,
C
'Twere better if I stayed with you.
Dsus2
C
I'd rather let the harvest go,
C
And hasten to the hospital.
G
Nay, she told him, I'll be fine,
C
We both have laboring to do.
Dsus2
C
You do yours and I'll do mine,
C
And the babe will wait 'til the work is through. Instrumental (*same riff)
G
C
Dsus2
C
C
G
G
The shepherd rode the yellow rows,
C
The clouds above and the field below.
Dsus2
C
Until the bails had all been tied,
C
Then home returned to find his wife.
G
The sweat was wet upon her brown,
C
Her breath it cameth labouredly.
Dsus2
C
And then the rain was coming down,
C
Upon the field of yellow hay.
G
Said the shepherd, it's no use,
C
The rain will surely win the race.
Dsus2
C
'Twere better if we let it fall,
C
And hurry to the hospital.
G
Go, she said, and work with haste,
C
And bring the bails into the barn.
Dsus2
C
Else the crop will go to waste,
C
And the babe will wait 'til the work is done.
Instrumental (*same riff)
G
C
Dsus2
C
C
G
G
The shepherd drove into the storm,
C
And to and from the yellow barn.
Dsus2
C
'Til half the bails were safely in,
C
Then went to find his wife again.
G
How many times her name he called,
C
And no replying would she make.
Dsus2
C
Her breath it cameth not at all,
C
She would not rise from where she lay. Instrumental (*same riff)
G
C
Dsus2
C
C
G
G
The storm was o'er within the hour,
C
The shepherd saw the sun come out.
Dsus2
C
The shepherd's wife saw ne'er again,
C
He buried her and the babe within.
G
He turned the seed into the ground,
C
He brought the flock to feed thereon.
Dsus2
C
He held the cleaver and the plow,
C
And the shepherd's work was never done.



Tailor

Capo III
Intro
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Verse
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End of Verse
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This is where she breaks from pattern
Now that he's gone away...
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Didn't I glean in my father's eye...
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Didn't I split my mother's side...
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Didn't I drink her nipple dry...
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No one taught me how to cry...
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When he said When he said that he liked my cut of hair I became a barber When he said When he said that my scent was Eau de Fleur I became a perfumer When he said When he said that he liked the clothes I wore I became a tailor And I sewed a party dress In and out and in and out With a needle and a thread In and out and in and out In my head, the thought of him In and out, in and out and in When he said When he said he was leaving I took up the violin When he said When he said that my body he'd not miss I became a sculptress When he said When he said that my face he'd soon forget I became a poet And the fiddle and the bow In and out and in and out And the chiseling stone In and out and in and out And the fountain pen In and out, in and out and in Now that he's gone away There isn't anyone to say If I'm a lady gay, or a crazy woman Now that he's gone away There isn't anyone to say If I'm a diamond or a dime a dozen Didn't I gleam in my father's eye? Who am I? Who am I? Didn't I split my mother's side? Who am I? Who am I? Didn't I drink her nipple dry? Who am I? And no one taught me how to cry Who am I? How to cry for what I wanted in the night Who am I? Who am I? And didn't I cry and cry? Who am I? Who am I?



Wedding Song

Capo VII
E7
EURYDICE:
E
Lover, tell me if you can Who's gonna buy the wedding bands?
G6
E
Times being what they are
G6
Asus2
E
Hard and getting harder all the time
ORPHEUS:
E
Lover, when I sing my song All the rivers sing along
G6
E
And they're gonna break their banks for me To lay their gold around my feet All the flashing in the pan, all the fashion for your hand
G6
Asus2
E
The river's gonna give us the wedding bands
EURYDICE:
E
Lover, tell me, if you're able Who's gonna lay the wedding table?
G6
E
Times being what they are
G6
Asus2
E
Dark and getting darker all the time
ORPHEUS:
E
Lover, when I sing my song All the trees gonna sing along
G6
E
And bend their branches down to me To lay their fruit around my feet The almond and the apple And the sugar from the maple
G6
Asus2
E
The trees gonna lay the wedding table
INSTRUMENTAL:
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Emaj7
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Esus4
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G6
Asus2
E
EURYDICE:
E
Lover, tell me, when we're wed Who's gonna make the wedding bed?
G6
E
Times being what they are
G6
Asus2
E
Hard and getting harder all the time
ORPHEUS:
E
Lover, when I sing my song All the birds gonna sing along
G6
E
And they'll come flying 'round to me To lay their feathers at my feet And we'll lie down in eiderdown, A pillow 'neath our heads
G6
Asus2
E
Emaj7
The birds gonna make the wedding bed
G6
Asus2
E
Emaj7
And the trees gonna lay the wedding table
G6
Asus2
E
Emaj7
And the rivers gonna give us the wedding bands
G6
Asus2
E



Why We Build The Wall

Capo IV
Tuning: DADGBE
Dm 000230
C 030010
G/b 020030
Dm
C
G/b
Why do we build the wall, my children, my children?
Dm
/f
/e
/d
Why do you build the wall?
Dm
C
Why do we build the wall? We build the wall to keep us free
Dm
/f
/e
/d
That's why we build the wall. We build the wall to keep us free Why do we build the wall, my children, my children? Why do you build the wall? Why do we build the wall? We build the wall to keep us free That's why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free How does the wall keep us free, my children, my children? How does the wall keep us free? How does the wall keep us free? The wall keeps out the enemy We build the wall to keep us free That's why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free Who do we call the enemy, my children, my children? Who do we call the enemy? Who do we call the enemy? The enemy is poverty And the wall keeps out the enemy And we build the wall to keep us free That's why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free Because we have and they have not, my children, my children? Because they want what we have got Because we have and they have not Because they want what we have got The enemy is poverty And the wall keeps out the enemy And we build the wall to keep us free That's why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free What do we have that they should want, my children, my children? What do we have that they should want? What do we have that they should want? We have a wall to work upon We have work and they have none And our work is never done My children, my children And the war is never won The enemy is poverty And the wall keeps out the enemy And we build the wall to keep us free That's why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free



Willie Of Winsbury

Capo I
B x04440
A
B
The king has been a prisoner
A
B
A
And a prisoner long in Spain
C#m
A
E
G#m
And Willie O the Winsbury
B
E
A
Has lain long with his daughter Jane. What ails you, what ails you, my daughter Jane Why you look so pale and wan? Have you had any ill sickness Or yet been sleeping with a man? I have not had any ill sickness Nor yet been sleeping with a man It is for you my father dear For biding so long in Spain. Cast off, cast off, your robe and gown Stand naked on the stone That I may know you by your shape If you be a maiden or none. And shes cast off the robe and gown Stood naked on the stone her apron was tight and her waist was round Her face was pale and wan. And was it with a lord or a gentleman Or a man of wealth and fame Or was it with one of my serving men While I was a prisoner in Spain? No it wasn't with a lord or a gentleman Or a man of wealth and fame It was with Willie o Winsbury I could cry no longer alone. And the king has called his serving men By one by two and by three Saying, Where is this Willie o Winsbury? For hanged he shall be. And when they came before the king By one, by two and by three Willie should have been the first of them But the last of them was he. And Willie O the Winsbury All dressed out in red silk His hair hung like the strands of gold His breast was white as milk. No wonder, no wonder, the king he said, That my daughters love you did win If I were a woman as I am a man In my own bed you would have been. And will you marry my daughter Jane By the faith of your right hand? And Ill make you the lord of my serving men Ill make you the heir of my land. Oh yes, Ill marry your daughter Jane By the faith of my right hand. But Ill not be the lord of any men, Ill not be the heir to your land. And he raised her up on a milk-white steed Himself on a dapple grey He has made her the lady of as much land As she can ride in a long summers day.



Young Man In America

Capo VI
D/a 554030
Em
C
D/a
Em
My mother gave a mighty shout
C
Opened her legs and let me out
D/a
Hungry as a prairie dog Young man in America Young man in America
Em
C
Hungry, hungry, running every which way
D/a
Young man in Americ-kay
Em
I come out like a cannonball
C
Come of age of alcohol
D/a
Raven in a field of rye With a black and roving eye Black and roving eye
Em
C
Ravenous, ravenous, what you've got is not enough
D/a
Young man in America
A
B
Oh shelter
C#m
Mother shelter
A
Mother shelter us Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh
Em
My father was a lord of land
C
My daddy was a repo man
D/a
He put me out into the street He didn't give a damn for me Did not give a damn
Em
C
Daddy, daddy, gonna wish you never had me
D/a
I'm a young man
Em
I'm growing right before your eyes
C
I might grow to such a size
D/a
Blowing like a hurricane Everyone will know my name Everyone'll know my name
Em
Blowing in, blowing out,
C
Shadow on a mountaintop
D/a
Young man in America
A
B
Oh shepherd
C#m
Father shepherd
A
Father shepherd us Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh
Em
In my feathers and furs
C
Clothes of many colours
D/a
Many men will envy me When I'm in my finery Me and my finery
Em
C
Envy me, envy me, spending all of my bright money
D/a
Young man in Americ-kay
Em
Maybe I'll climb the stairs
C
With the girl with golden hair
D/a
Hold her like a sword and shield Up against this lonely world Up against the world
Em
It's a lonely, lonely world
C
For a yellow-headed girl
D/a
And a young man
A
B
C#m
A
B
C#m
A
Oooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-oooh
Em
Like the wind I make my moan
C
Howl in the canyon
D/a
There's a hollow in my bones
Em
Make me cry and carry on
C
Make the foam fly from my tongue Make me want what I want
D/a
Another wayward son
Em
Waiting on oblivion
C
Waiting for a kingdom come to meet me in my sin
D/a
Waiting to be born again Mother kiss me cheek and chin
Em
Mmm, a little medicine
C
D/a
Mmm, I'm gonna shed my skin
Em
Mmm, and let me cli