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Uncast Shadow of a Southern Myth  Parquet Courts

Tuning: Standard
Intro: D Bm x5
[D]Id seen the bloodlands of An[Bm]tietam[D]
The shotgun shack in Tupelo[Bm]
But a [D]brick circumference left [Am]hollow by Sherman[G]
Crumbling before me [Em]how it moans
[D]His shape swallows my r[Bm]ecollection
[D]That phantom silhouette i[Bm]mplied
[D]Strange fruit rotting from an a[Am]ir morning hotter than hell[G]
Is this the king's last[Em] man Ive spied
[D]I stood there beside my c[Bm]ompanion
[D]Scratching a rumor he had heard[Bm]
[D]Do you have a gun?
What? He said, y[Am]eah, you mean this one?
[G]Straight down the barrel was his wor[Em]d
[D]And I smelt the fumes he inhaled sw[Bm]iftly
[D]Each word was hinged upon his c[Bm]hoke
[D]Like kudzu creeping up a [Am]state tree discretely[G]
Forever bending as it b[Em]roke
[D]And I heard the jangling keys of G[Bm]raceland
[D]Ring from his teeth stained round from [Bm]coke
[D]Drunk and stumbling like a [Am]man of distinction[G]
They clamored shaking as[Em] he spoke
[D]Of droves of pilgrims at his d[Bm]oorway
[D]Of Reagan, Carter, Clinton, G[Bm]ore
[D]Fortunes offered them, [Am]refused routinely
[G]This aint no damn auction house he sw[Em]ore
[D]Black male standing around 6 foot som[Bm]ething
[D]Ebbs through the waves of small town [Bm]bias
[D]A minute coldly from [Am]southern affection[G]
Collides secretly into n[Em]ight
[D]Forgive those who trespass against[Bm] us
[D]Began the dead intruders p[Bm]lea
[D]Into the very muzzl[Am]e I'd once bit into[G]
He gives the last words he will s[Em]peak
[D]That broken glass supports forced [Bm]entry
[D]Reminds his lawyer through the ph[Bm]one
[D]What southern judge do you kno[Am]w, comforting gently
[G]Who jails white men who defend their [Em]home
[D]No souls are present for the mom[Bm]ent
[D]His bombed out brick walls finally f[Bm]ell
[D]Lying face down in the [Am]throes of atonement
[G]Checked out of the Heartbreak Ho[Em]tel
D Bm x2 D Am G Em
[D]It's the [A]uncast [G]shadow [D]of a so[A]uthern [G]myth x5

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