Lady Adelaide Benjamin Gibbard
This song technically holds a G over the verse. In practice, it doesn't sound right unless you're
fingerpicking. If you'd like your chord to sound more rounded, use a G6 or C back and forth as
When the last word of the verse is sung ("unheard" in Verse I), it has 2 vocal notes.
The first half of the word is played with a D, then C. Tried to note within the music.
NOTE THAT THE G6 (I6 chord) IS CORRECT, BUT C (IV chord) MAY BE SUBSTITUTED IF PREFERRED.
[G6]Lady Ade[G]laide [G6]shows no em[G]otion
[G6]Colder than a [G]wave in the [G6]Arctic [G]Ocean
[G6]She waited all her [G]years [G5]for those [G]3 words
[G6]That never reached her [G]ears
[G6]They just [G]went unh[D]ea----[C]rd
[G6]Porcelain and [G]frail, [G6]slender [G]shoulders
[G6]A breeze of gusty [G]gale could [G6]knock her [G]over
[G6]She knew a handsome [G]man who she [G6]gave her [G]body
[G6]But he did not take her [G]hand
[G6] [G] [D] [C]
And her heart broke softly---------
Now she's a [Am]bird with broken wing
She likes the [C]ideas of things
More than what [G]they are bound to bring
And with her [Am]beauty in slow fade
She is so [C]fearful the will say
That she is a [G]bed that's been unmade