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Yankee Bayonet  Decemberists


       [Cadd9]                 [Am]             
[C]Heart-carved tree trunk, [Am]Yankee bayonet
[C]A sweetheart left be[Am]hind
[C]Far from the hills of the [Am]sea-swelled Carolinas
[C]That's where my [Am]true love lies
There is this bit (if you can manage it) during the verse, but NOT during the "hup hup" part


[C](h[Am]up [C]hu[Am]p hup...)

[C]Look for me when the [Am]sun-bright swallow
[C]Sings upon the [Am]birch bough high
[C]But you are in the ground with the [Am]voles and the weevils
[C]All a'chew upon your bones so [Am]dry
A (Major!) C
But when the sun breaks
[A]To no more [C]bulletin [G]battle-cry
[A]Then will you [C]make a grave
[A]For I will be [F]home then
I will be [G]home then
I will be [F]home then
I will be [G]home then


When I was a girl how the hills of Oconee
Made a seam to hem me in
There at the fair when our eyes caught, careless
Got my heart right pierced by a pin

But oh, did you see all the dead of Manassas
All the bellies and the bones and the bile
Though I lingered here with the blankets barren
And my own belly big with child

But when the sun breaks
To no more bulletin battle-cry
Then will you make a grave
For I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then
I will be home then

*The chords are the same here but the timing changes*
[F]Stems and bones and stone walls [G]too
Could keep me from you
[F]Scaly skin is all too [E]few
[G]To keep me from you


But oh my love, though our bodies may be parted
Though our skin may not touch skin
Look for me with the sun-bright sparrow
I will come on the breath of the wind

end on Am

Tab by moothemagiccow \*at*/ hotmail /dot\ com
(dont email me, all I get is spam)
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