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From the High Llamas’ 1992 Santa Barbara album. Written by Sean O’Hagan. No capo.

 
INTRO:

A

VERSE 1:

The Dmaj7van was F6shaking and the Gdriver was E7sick
The D6apples in the F7back were a F#m7present from the Em7parish
F#mI was holding Bm7on to every Em7word that he A7said
The F#mstories that he Bm7told made me Em7wish I was A7dead

 
VERSE 2:

There Dmaj7hasn’t been a F6tune since the GBeatles went E7weird
The D6country we were F7in, it was F#m7heading for the Em7horrors
F#mFind yourself a Bm7fiddle and a Em7girl that can A7play
The F#msound of John McBm7Cormack is the Fmaj7sound of today, the sound of toA7day

 
CHORUS 1:

Gmaj7In the falling rain I stood, the BmIrish cowboys Bm7chopping wood
And Gmaj7daring donkeys Bmdancing +Em7in the+ Dmaj7fields

 
VERSE 3:

Dmaj7Looking for a F6horsey in a Gone-horse+ E7town
D6Met up with the F7boys so I F#m7offered tea and Em7flowers
F#mDrinking gin and Bm7tonic in the Em7bicycle +A7shop
F#mDying as a Bm7drinker is the Em7only way to A7stop

 
CHORUS 2:

Gmaj7In the falling rain I stood, the BmIrish cowboys Bm7chopping wood
And Gmaj7daring donkeys Bmdancing +Em7in the+ Dmaj7fields

Gmaj7Wear your pride without a hood, like BmIrish cowboys Bm7chopping wood
And Gmaj7daring donkeys C6dancing in the Bm7fields

 
INSTRUMENTAL:

Bm7++Em++A7++F#m7++B7++Em7++G++A7sus4

VERSE 4:

Dmaj7I became a F6preacher just an Ghour a+E7go
D6Gathered up my F7thoughts and I F#m7threw them in the Em7bucket
F#mIf I catch you Bm7smiling, then you Em7know it’s your A7last
F#mIf I catch you Bm7smiling, say goodF6bye to the past ’cause you know it’s your A7last

 
CHORUS 1:

Gmaj7In the falling rain I stood, the BmIrish cowboys Bm7chopping wood
And Gmaj7daring donkeys Bmdancing+ F#m7in the+ Dmaj7fields

 
CHORUS 2:

Gmaj7Wear your pride without a hood, like BmIrish cowboys Bm7chopping wood
And Gmaj7daring donkeys Bmdancing+ F#m7in the+ Dmaj7fields

 
FADE:

Gmaj7++D++B7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++D++B7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++Bm7++F#m7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++D++B7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++E♭ /G++G6++G7++F#m7++B7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++D++B7++Em7++C++Dmaj7
Gmaj7++F#m7++B7++Em7++C6++Dmaj7