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Eli, the Barrow Boy  The Decemberists


ELI THE BARROW BOY - The Decemberists

Tabbed by: GabrielHP
CAPO 3 ( this is how they play it) - Key Cm with capo, move capo if is in wrong key for your voice
Am Am Then repeat if you want

Strum for first 3 beats then do second part, you can throw the second
part in before each verse or even before each Am , wherever you see fit
[Am]Eli, the barrow boy
Of the o[C]ld town
[Am]Sells coal and marigolds
As he c[C]ries out
A[G]ll down the [Am]day
[Am]Below the tamaracks
He is cr[C]ying:
[Am]Corn cobs and candle wax
for the[C] buying
[G]All down the [Am]day
?[F]Would I could afford to buy my love a [C]fine robe
M[F]ade of gold and silk Arabian [Am]thread
[F]But she is dead and gone and lying in [C]a pine grove
And [G]I must push my barrow all the[Am] day
And [G]I must push my barrow all the[Am] day?
[Am]Eli, the barrow boy
W[Am]hen they found him
[Am]Dressed all in corduroy
He had d[C]rowned in
Th[G]e river down the [Am]way
[Am]They laid his body down
in a [C]churchyard
[Am]But still when the moon is out
With his [C]push cart
He[G] calls down the [Am]day
?[F]Would I could afford to buy my love a [C]fine gown
M[F]ade of gold and silk Arabian [Am]thread
[F]But I am dead and gone and lying in a [C]church ground
And [G]still I push my barrow all th[Am]e day
S[G]till I push my barrow all the [Am]day?
Thank You
Gabriel HP

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