Decemberists Tabs

The Rakes Song

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TAB

            Tabbed by: Cody Armacher (MajestySnowbird)
Email: cybercody2000@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard



Acoustic guitar does power chords throughout.

Electric guitar strums whole notes on the chorus and power chords in verses.


e|------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----5--5--x-----2--2--2--x-----5--5--5--x----2--2--2--x-----------|
E|----3--3--x-----0--0--0--x-----3--3--3--x----0--0--0--x-----------|  x2 for intro

I had entered into a marriage
In the summer of my twenty-first year
And the bell's rang for out wedding
Only now do I remember it clear

  Am       Cm     G(m)     Em    G(m)    Em 
Alright, alright, alright
e|----5------8------------------------------------------------------|
B|----5------8------------------------------------------------------|
G|----5------8------------------------------------------------------|
D|----7------10------(5)(5)---(2)(2)(2)---(5)(5)(5)--(2)(2)(2)------|
A|----7------10-------5--5-----2--2--2-----5--5--5----2--2--2-------|
E|----5------8--------3--3-----0--0--0-----3--3--3----0--0--0-------|


No more a rake and no more a bachelor
I was wedded and it whetted my thirst
Until her womb started spilling out babies
Only then did I reckon my curse

Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

First came Isaiah with his crinkled little fingers
Then came Charlotte and that wretched girl Dawn
Ugly Myfanwy died on delivery
Mercifully taking her mother along

Alright, alright, alright

What can one do when one is widower
Shamefully saddled with three little pests
All that I wanted was the freedom of a new life
So my burden I began to divest

Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

Charlotte I buried after feeding her foxglove
Dawn was easy, she was drowned in the bath
Isaiah fought but was easily bested
Burned his body for incurring my wrath

Alright, alright, alright

And that's how I came your humble narrator
To be living so easy and free
Expect that you think that I should be haunted
But it never really bothers me

Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright 




| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
|( ) Optional variation    

Added On December 16th, 2013

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