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Cocoon  The Decemberists

Cocoon by The Decemberists
Transcribed by Steve Goldberg -
To play the verse riff, hold the chord formation while picking the melody on top:
[Dmaj7] [Gmaj7]  

Gmaj7 can also be conveniently played as:
Another way to play the riff:
[Dmaj7] [Gmaj7]  

Intro: Dmaj7 Gmaj7 (x2)
[Dmaj7]this cocoon, caught in vesuvius' [Gmaj7]shadow
only the ashes r[Dmaj7]emain
and [Gmaj7]i waited there for you
why couldn't [Dmaj7]you?[Gmaj7]
[Dmaj7]here we lie waiting for somethig to [Gmaj7]startle
to shake us from gravity's [Dmaj7]pull
and [Gmaj7]so sleeping hours are through
what can we [Dmaj7]do?[Gmaj7]
the s[Bm]orry conclusion, the l[Gmaj7]ow dirty war, it [Em7]happened before you came to
but t[Bm]his is solution, and t[Gmaj7]his is amends
the j[Em7]oke always tends to come true
but t[C]here on your windowsill o[Am]ver the unmoving pla[E]toon
w[C]ritten in paperback, vi[Am]ew to the quarterback's r[E]oom
under wa[G]ning moon
this q[D/F#]uiet serves [Dm/F]only to h[Em]ide you
pr[Bm/F#]ovide y[Em]ou
what I [G]knew, what [Gm]I knew, it'd come back to [Dmaj7]you[Gmaj7]
[Dmaj7] [Gmaj7]  
take this palm, follow the lines here are written
and script out the rest of your life
and feel your fingers falling slack and all folding back
the tainted election, the hole in the sky
command what is tried, what is true
but without solution, with feet on the ground
it won't make a sound 'til you're through
so loosen your shoulderblades
this is your hour to make due
because there on the timberline
deep cold november shines through
soft and absolute
this quiet serves only to hide you
provide in you
what I knew, what I knew, it'd come back to you

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Am Bm Bm/F# C D/F# Dm/F Dmaj7 E Em Em7 G Gm Gmaj7
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