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16 Military Wives  The Decemberists

The other chord set on Ultimate-Guitar is a little off.
Here are the correct chords:
Artist: The Decemberists
Song: Sixteen Military Wives
Album: Picaresque
Standard tuning. No capo.
Here's the chords required for the song:
[E] [G] [A] [B] [C#] [D]  
 
 e ---0----3----0----2----4----2---
 B ---0----0----2----4----5----3---
 G ---1----0----2----4----6----2---
 D ---2----0----2----4----6----0---
 A ---2----2----0----2----4----x---
 E ---0----3----x----x----4----x---

Lyrics and chords:
Intro: E, E, E, E
[E] Sixteen military [G]wives
Thirty-two [A]softly focused brightly colored [E]eyes
[E] Staring at the natural [G]tan
Of thirty-two [A]gently clenching wrinkled little [E]hands
[A] Seventeen company [B]men
Out of which [C#]only twelve will [D]make it back [A]again
[E] Seargeant sent a letter to [G]five
Military [A]wives, his tears drip down to ten little [E]eyes
[B] Cheer them on to their rivals
Cause [A]America [E]can, and [A]America [E]can't say [B]no
And [A]America [E]does, if [A]America [E]says it's [B]so
[B]It's so
( D O N T P L A Y H E R E )
And the anchorperson on TV goes
[E]La de da de da
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/d/decemberists/16_military_wives_crd_ver_2.html )
[E] Fifteen celebrity [G]mimes
Leaving their [A]fifteen sorted wretched checkered [E]lives
[E] Will they find the solution in [G]time
Using their [A]fifteen pristine moderate liberal [E]minds
[A] Eighteen academy [B]chairs
Out of which [C#]only seven [D]really even [A]care
[E] Doling out a garment to [G]five
Celebrity [A]mimes, they're humbly taken by sur[E]prise
[B] Cheer them on to their rivals
Cause [A]America [E]can, and [A]America [E]can't say [B]no
And [A]America [E]does, if [A]America [E]says it's [B]so
[B]It's so
( D O N T P L A Y H E R E )
And the anchorperson on TV goes
[E]La de da de da de di de di de da
[E]La de da de da de di de di de da
Bridge: E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E
[A] Fourteen cannibal [B]kings
Wondering [C#]blindly what the [D]dinner bell will [A]bring
[E] Fifteen celebrity [G]mimes
Served on a [A]leafy bed of sixteen military [E]wives
[B] Cheer them on to their rivals
Cause [A]America [E]can, and [A]America [E]can't say [B]no
And [A]America [E]does, if [A]America [E]says it's [B]so
[B]It's so
( D O N T P L A Y H E R E )
And the anchorperson on TV goes
[E]La de da de da de di de di de da
[E]La de da de da de di de di de da
[E]La de da de da de di de di de da
[E]De da de da de di de di de da
[E]De da de da de di de di de da
Outro: E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E, E, G, A, E
Well, that's it. Special thanks to Dan Quinn.
Enjoy! Tabbed by Jeff H.

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