a campfire song 10,000 Maniacs
From: "Ben Weiss" The Maniacs apparently play this in D, which I find impossible to sing. This is how I play it (same changes, just transposed). Ben A CAMPFIRE SONG (10,000 Maniacs) Words & music: Natalie Merchant INTRO: G D/F# Em D C ... D G (G) D Em C A lie to say "Oh, my mountain has coal veins and beds to dig G D C D Five hundred men with axes and they all dig for me" (same chords) A lie to say "Oh, my river where many fish do swim Half of your catch is mine when you haul your nets in" C G C G D CHORUS: Oh no, never will he believe that his greed is a blinding ray C G C No devil or redeemer will cheat him G Em D (First ending: C D G) He'll take his gold to where he's lying cold A lie to say "Oh, my mine gave a diamond big as a fist" But for every gem in his pocket, the jewels he has missed A lie to say "Oh, my garden is growing taller by the day" He only eats the best and tosses the rest away CHORUS: end with C D G Six deep in the grave SOLO: Dsus4 D Cmaj9 Dsus4 C Gmaj9 G/B C D BRIDGE: His oldest pain and fear in life There'll not be time (Something is out of reach, something he wanted) C Gmaj9 G/B C D His oldest pain and fear in life There'll not be time (Something is out of reach, he's being taunted) C Gmaj9 G/B C G C Oh no, hey hey, (Something is out of reach, that he can't beg or steal) D G (go right into verse) Nor can he buy A lie to say "Oh, my forest has trees that block the sun And when I cut them down I don't answer to anyone" CHORUS, then repeat chorus chords with "La la la..." Em D C D G ENDING: Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely man
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