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The Lighthouse's Tale  Nickel Creek

Title: The Lighthouses Tale
Artist: Nickel Creek
Album: Nickel Creek
(Tabbed by: Skachotic (
[Em] [G] [D] [C] [Bm] [Bb] [A] [F#m]  

Intro - Hook
[Em] [G] [D]  

Verse 1: Strummed/picked slowly
I am a [Em]Lighthouse, [G]Worn by the weather and the [D]waves.
I keep my [Em]lamp lit, to [G]warn the sailors on their [D]way.
I'll tell a [Em]story, [G]paint you a picture from my[D] past.
I was s[Em]o happy, but [G]joy in this life seldo[D]m lasts.
Verse 2: Strummed + muted (one two, one two, one two)
I had a [Em]keeper, [G]he helped me warn the ships at [D]sea.
We had grow[Em]n closer, '[G]til his joy meant everything to[D] me.
He was to [Em]marry a [G]girl who shown with beauty a[D]nd light.
They loved e[Em]ach other, and [G]with me watched the sunsets into[D] nights.
And the [C]waves crashing a[Bm]round me, The sa[Bb]nd slips [C]out to [D]sea,
And the [C]winds that blow re[Bm]mind me of what has [Em]been, [F#m] [G]
and what can [A]never [D]be.
Verse 3: Strummed + muted (one two, one two, one two)
She'd had to leave us; my keeper, he prayed for a safe return,
But when the night came, the weather to a raging storm had turned.
He watched her ship fight, but in vain against the wild and terrible wind,
And me so helpless, as dashed against the rocks she met her end.
Bridge: lightly picking
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(picking lightly Em, G, D)
Then on the next day, my keeper found her washed up on the shore.
He kissed her cold face, and that they'd be together soon he swore.
(Strummed/picked slowly Em, G, D)
I saw him crying, watched as he buried her in the sand,
(Normal Strumming Em, G, D)
Then he climbed my tower, and off the edge of me he ran.
Verse: picking lightly
I am a lighthouse, worn by the weather and the waves,
And though I'm empty, I still warn the sailors on their way.

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