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Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders

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Subject: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: Rog Peek
Date: 18 Nov 07 - 04:58 AM

Please has anyone got chords for St. Stephen's day murders (Maloney/Costello) thread.cfm?threadid=28738#358946
, or better still a tab.

Thanks
Rog


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: Peace
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 12:28 AM

The following is from

www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/St._Stephen's_Day_Murders

Please note the caveat given by the transcriber.



Dm                         C             F
I once knew two sisters whose name it was Christmas
                   Dm                      C             F
And one was named Dawn of course, the other one was named Eve
   Dm                     C          F
I wonder if they grew up hating the season
       F
Of the good will that lasts 'til the feast of St. Stephen

      F                        C            F
For that is the time to eat, drink, and be merry
          C            F               C          F
'Til the beer is all spilled and the whiskey has flowed
          F                      C         F
And the whole family tree you neglected to bury
    C             F       C          Dm
Are feeding their faces until they explode

Chorus:
             Dm          C          F      C
There'll be laughter and tears over tia marias
       F                              C
Washed down with that drink made from girders
            Dm             C             Dm             C
'Cause it's all we've got left as they draw their last breath
          Dm          C            Dm          F
And it's nice for the kids, as you finally get rid of them
Bb                        C   F
In the St. Stephen's Day murders

Uncle is garglin' a heart-breaking air
While the babe in his arms pulls out all that remains of his hair
And we're not drunk enough yet to dare criticize
The great big kipper tie he's about to baptize

His gin-flavoured whiskers and kisses of sherry
His best crimble shirt slung out over the shop
While the lights from the Christmas tree blow up the telly
His face closes in like an old cold pork chop

Chorus
         Dm             C         F             C
And the carcass of the beast left over from the feast
      F             C
May still be found haunting the kitchen
             Dm         C          Dm         C
And there's life in it yet, we may live to regret
         F                            C
When the ones that we poisoned stop twitchin'

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 11:06 AM

Thanks Peace
Not sure how I missed that. Senlity I guess.
Rog


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 19 Nov 07 - 11:26 AM

Ohhhhhh! where's my bloody cookie gone again?

And, of course that was meant to be senility!

Rog


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Dec 12 - 02:31 PM

What is the tempo of the song?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: St. Stephen's Day Murders
From: Rog Peek
Date: 05 Dec 12 - 03:47 PM

If you have 'spotify', you will find it on 'The Bells Of Dublin' Chieftains album.

Rog


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