Chordproc: Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell


  1. Old-Fashioned Hat
  2. Shepherd
  3. Tailor
  4. Why We Build The Wall
  5. Willie Of Winsbury
  6. Young Man In America

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



Shepherd

Capo VI
Based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ArK5lxYnRQ
Basic riff throughout the whole song:
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D|-2/4-4---4\2-0-----0-------0-----0-----|
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C
Dsus2
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B|---------------------0h1-----1p0-----------3---3-|
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C
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G|-2p0---0-----0-------0---0-------0---------------|
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C
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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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E|--3-----1-----3------------------------------|
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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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A|--1------------------------------------------------|
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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?



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
(x2)
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