You Turned Me by Cathal Coughlan

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

High Llamas - Snowbug

INTRO

[Dm6] [Asus2] (x2)

VERSE 1

[Dm6] [Asus2] It was treachery, sure
[Dm6] [Asus2] It was August the first
[Dm6] [Asus2] Big brown eyes, dark and pure
[Dm6] [Asus2] And that womanly thrust

[Cm] [Fm6] And the looks became words
[Cm] [Fm6] And each word was made flesh
[Ebm7] [Ab] The heat of summer came [Abm] screaming out of me and you [C#m6]
And [C#m6] all our aimlessness – and [Bm6/G#] treachery too

CHORUS 1

You [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]
[Gmaj7] Drew back every [G6] blind [Gmaj7] [G6]
[C] Shedding scalding [Cmaj7] light into [C] corners that I [Cmaj7] didn’t know
Con [Eadd9] cerned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]

VERSE 2

[Asus2] In that half-borrowed room
[Dm6] [Asus2] A short-term lease was assumed
[Dm6] [Asus2] Then you went overground
[Dm6] [Asus2] With some pale man you found

[Cm] [Fm6] Seems I was free to choose
[Cm] [Fm6] Seen from this austere remove
[Ebm7] [Ab] But those parts within me – [Abm] broken and reset your way [C#m6]
[C#m6] Now made demands which I o [Bm6/G#] beyed

CHORUS 2

You [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]
And so the [Gmaj7] main event be [G6] gan [Gmaj7] [G6]
[G6] And some [C] bottles shed their [Cmaj7] load
And some [C] people shed their [Cmaj7] clothes
Because you [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]

CHORUS 3

You [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]
Because I [Gmaj7] let it be that way [G6] [Gmaj7] [G6]
And I [C] worshipped the pro [Cmaj7] fane
And [C] those who helped me [Cmaj7] pray
De [Abm7] served me

[Ebm7] People like hotels, a night or two, on we go
[Ebm7] People like juries – don’t look left, don’t clear your throat
[Ebm7] She’s like a baby, believes in no one else’s pain
[C#m6] All glassy [C#m7] eyes and sancti [Bm6/G#] fied disdain

CHORUS 4

You [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]
So it’s the [Gmaj7] Nobel [G6] Prize for you [Gmaj7] [G6]
Now you’re [C] looking so [Cmaj7]stately, [C] pious yet [Cmaj7] shapely
Pa [Eadd9] rading down the [E] avenue [Eadd9] [E]

CHORUS 5/OUTRO

You [Eadd9] turned [E] me [Eadd9] [E]
Or do I [Gmaj7] misre [G6] member, dear [Gmaj7] [G6]
I have [C] nothing left to [Cmaj7] give that I could [C] trade just to re [Cmaj7] live
Those [Abm] days when
You [Bbm] turned me