Free And Worthless by Cathal Coughlan

From the Cathal Coughlan’s 1996 Grand Necropolitan album. Written by Cathal Coughlan. No capo.

High Llamas - Snowbug


[A6] [D6] (x2)


So [A6] who will make a first [D6] move
To [A6] start the bedsheet [D6] code?
On her [A6] couch, she in her [D6] bathrobe
Two [Bm7] watch the TV [Amaj7] snow

He’s [Am] come here on [Cm6] leave
To [C6] borrow some [Cm6] speed
From his [C#m7] deathwatch across town

Now [Am] stuck for a [Cm6] word
[Am] Flattered, di [Cm6] sturbed
Says “My [C#m7] time it is free and
[F#m7] Worthless am I”


[A6] African son smeared in [D6] whiteface
[A6] White gown, size ten [D6] pumps
[A6] Postures in the bay window
Says [Bm7] “Going walking, it’s been [Amaj7] months.”

[Am] Watching you [Cm6] die
In [Am] jail or else [Cm6] high
A [C#m7] wasted, slow goodbye

As your [Am] knife-blows rain [Cm6] down
And the [Am] floorboards blush [Cm6] brown
My [C#m7] time it is free and
[F#m7] Worthless am I


[A6] [Em7] [A6] [Em6]