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13th Century Boy by the Fatima Mansions

From the Fatima Mansions’ 1989 Against Nature album. Written by Cathal Coughlan. No capo.

High Llamas - Snowbug

INTRO

[Gm7] [Gm6] [G] [Gm] [Gm7] [C/D] [G7] [G6]

[D] [A] [D]

VERSE 1

[D] You don’t live the way you should
[D] You’re not chaste or wise or good (oh [A] no)
When you’re [D] human

[D] I wait for you my queen
[D] I keep myself ready clean like my [A] maker
Against [D] nature

[B7] I needn’t worry about all the wars out [D] there
[B7] The price of fish and all the ineffective [C] hygiene (o [C7] h) [Bb]

CHORUS 1

[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I’ve [Am7] reached per [Gm7] fection
[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I [Am7] try to [Gm7] tend this fertile void
I’m a [Am7] 13th century [F] boy [Bb]

VERSE 2

[D] These are heroic times
[D] So thumb your nose at years gone by, be [A] hardened
We’re a [D] legend

[D] Now love keeps the country green
[D] I know because I’ve seen the [A] pictures
In this week’s [D] scriptures

[B7] All I know is that I feel you coming [D] near
[B7] All you need know is that your prophatelector is [C] waiting (o [C7] h) [Bb]

CHORUS 1

[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I’ve [Am7] reached per [Gm7] fection
[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I [Am7] try to [Gm7] tend this fertile void
I’m a [Am7] 13th century [F] boy

CHORUS 2

[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I [Am7] live for [Gm7] ever
[F] You are the [Bbmaj7] reason why I [Am7] learned to love the [Gm7] void
Oh I’m a [Am7] 13th century [F] boy
Oh I’m a [Am7] new gone ages [F] boy
I’m a [Am7] 13th century [Gm7] [F] boy

FADE

[Am7] [Gm7] [F]