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Died For Love  Richard Thompson

[Ab]   [Bb]John Gumblain[Ab],  [Bb] Annie Painter[Ab]   [Bb]
[Eb]They were true lovers to the [Bb]end[Ab]    [Bb]
[Bb]They grew u[Ab]p  [Bb]  togethe[Ab]r  [Bb]
[Eb]In the streets where no one is your [Bb]friend

[Eb]They mixed their hearts' blood to[Bb]gether
[Eb]They swore they'd [Ab]always be t[Bb]rue
[Eb]When Annie left for the [Bb]summer
[Eb]She said "For [Ab]now, but never a[Bb]dieu-u[Ab]-u"

"I'd [Bb]give my [Eb]life to [Ab]be with [Bb]you"
[Fm]Some will die for [Bb]fortune, [Fm]some will die for [Bb]pleasure
But [Fm]only [Eb]lovers died for [Bb]love

The summer turned into winter
But Annie Painter never came
Cold wind blew through the dark town
And it chilled the heart of John Gumblain

He took the road to every city
He sailed to every port of call
He hung his head as tears were falling
He scratched his message on the wall


He was broken, he was crazy
His face was old and cracked with tears
He was dying of disease
That shook his frame for thirteen years

As he lay sickening by the roadside
A voice came drifting through the air
It was the voice of Annie Painter
She sang a song sweet and clear


He went running through the city
He searched for day after day
When he found her, she was dying
And all for love of John Gumblain

She said "Forgive my cruel father
He tried to keep me away
And don't despair for my dying
For this is our wedding day"

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But only lovers died for love (repeat)

by: José Duarte

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