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April the 14th, Part 1  Gillian Welch


April The 14th (Part 1) - Gillian Welch

Tabbed by: cdmoser
Standard with Capo on first fret

[Bm] [Am] [C] [G] [D]  
Intro: D,Am,C,G
[Bm]When the iceberg hit,
[Am]Oh they must have known,
[C]God moves on the water
Like [G]Casey Jones.
[Bm]So I walked downtown
On [Am]my telephone,
And [C]took a lazy turn
Through the [G]redeye zone[D].
[Bm]It was a five-band bill,
A [Am]two-dollar show.
I saw the [C]van out in front
From [G]Idaho,
And the [Bm]girl passed out
[Am]In the backseat trash.
There was [C]no way they'd make
Even a [G]half a tank of gas[D].
[Bm]They looked sick and stoned
And[Am] strangely dressed.
And [C]no one showed
From the [G]local press.
[Bm]But I watched them walk
[Am]Through the bottom land,
And I w[C]ished I played
In a [G]rock & roll band[C].
Break: D,Am,C,G
[D]... [Am]Hey, h[C]ey,
G D Am C, G
It was the fourteenth day in April.
[Bm]Well they closed it down,
With the [Am]sails in rags.
And they [C]swept up the fags
And the l[G]ocal rags.
[Bm]Threw the plastic cups
[Am]In the plastic bags,
And the [C]cooks cleaned the kitchen
With the [G]staggers and the jags[C].
Break: D,Am,C,G
[Bm]Ruination day,
[Am]And the sky was red.
I went [C]back to work,
And [G]back to bed.
[Bm]And the iceberg broke,
And the [Am]Okies fled,
And the [C]Great Emancipator
Took a [G]bullet in the back of the hea[D]d...
For the 2nd guitar just find a 1930s Epiphone and mess around in G.

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