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Apology Song  Decemberists

[E]           [A]       [B]     [E]              
I'm really sorry Steven

[Ab]                            [C#]    [A]     
But your bicycle's been stolen

[E]                                     
I was watchin it for you

[F#]                          [A]           
'Til you came back in the fall
    [F#]                            [A]     
Guess I didn't do such a good job after all

Verse 2:


[E]          [A]           [B]        [E]        
I was feeling really sorry Steven

[Ab]                        [C#]        [A]     
And I spent all morning grieving

[E]                                     
And everybody's saying

[F#]                           [A]          
That you'll take the news gracefully

[F#]                            [A]         
Somehow I don't think I'll be getting off that easily


Chorus 1:

[C#]               [A]                      
I meant her no harm

[E]                [Ab]                     
When I left her unlocked Outside the Orange Street Food Farm

[C#]                   [A]                  
I was just running in

[E]                                  [Eb]   
Didn't think I'd be that long

[C#]I came out, she was g[A]one

[E]And all that was there was som[Ab]e bored old dog
[C#]                  [A]                  [E] 
Leashed up to the place where your bicycle had been

[F#]                         [B]            
Guess we'll never see poor Madeleine again


Verse 3 (match verse 1 for chords):

Let this be consolation, Steven
That all the while you were in England
I treated her with care and respect
And have her lots of love
And I was usually pretty good 'bout locking her up


Chorus 2 (match chorus 2 for chords):
Where has she gone?
Well, I bet she's on the bottom of a Frenchtown pond
Rudely abused on some hescher's joyride
So I wrote you this song
In the hopes that you'd forgive me
Even though it was wrong
Being so careless with a thing so great
And taking your poor Madeleine away, away


Tabbed by Noah Ronneberg on June 19th, 2005.

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