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The Female Line by Cathal Coughlan

From Cathal Coughlan’s 2002 The Sky’s Awful Blue¬†album. Written by Cathal Coughlan. No capo.

High Llamas - Snowbug


[Cmaj7] Curved iron [Amaj7] bridge in the [Fmaj7] sun
[D] Locked in [Bbmaj7] place
[D] narrow, [C] don’t run
The [Cmaj7] older one [Amaj7] pauses to [Fmaj7] share
[Am7] Joking waves – with the wheel [Bb] borne [C] one

[Em7] Minutes pass
There’s [Edim] barely a sound
Wordless ex [Dm7] claimings

Tiny [Em7] flailings
[Em7] Slated river, [Edim] nudging up cloud
[Dm] Do your worst or [Bbdim] leave us [Am] be

[Cmaj7] Such is our [Amaj7] only es [Fmaj7] cape
The [Am7] female line – let the grave [Bb] yard [C] wait [G]