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Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies

widowmaker 19 Sep 10 - 03:51 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies
From: widowmaker
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 03:51 PM

Hi any catters help with the chords in "D" for this Joni Mitchell song I have to try and perform it for Tuesday night 21/09/10 Thanks in advance :)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies
From: mandotim
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 07:10 AM

These are they, more or less. I usually play it in G, as there is a nice little sus2 riff that Christy Moore plays in his version of the song.
Tim

D                               Bm
Joannie was an unmarried girl just turned twenty-seven

D                                                       Bm
when they sent her to the sisters because of the way men looked at her.

G                                             Bm
Branded as a jezebel she knew she was not bound for heaven,

G                                    A          Bm
she had been cast in shame into the Magdalen launderies.


D                                 Bm
Most girls went there pregnant some by their own fathers.

D                              Bm
Bridget got her belly from the Parish Priest.

G                                                          Bm
They\'re trying to wash things as white as snow,all of those woe-begotten daughters

          G                      A         Bm
in the steaming stains of the Magdalen launderies.


G                               Bm
Prostitutes and destitutes and temptresses like Joanie.

G                            Bm
Fallen women sentenced into dreamless drudgery.

G                                 
Why do the call this place Our Lady Of Charity?

Bm
Of Charity?


D                                                   
These bloodless brides of Jesus if they could just once glimpse
Bm
their groom.

D                                              Bm
They\'d drop the stones concealed behind their rosaries.

G                                                 Bm
They wilt the grass they walk upon they leech the light out of a room.

                G                           A
They\'d like to wash those girls down the drains of The Magdalen
Bm
Launderies.


D                                                          Bm
Peg O\'Connell died today.She was a cheeky girl,they stuffed her in a hole.

D                                          Bm
Surely to God you\'d think at least some bells should ring.

G                                                      Bm
Joanie thinks she\'ll die there too and that they\'ll tramp her in the dirt,

         G                  A                           Bm
like some lame bulb that never will bloom when the springtime comes.
      
when the springtime comes.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies
From: mandotim
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 10:02 AM

Chords are in the right sequence, but in the wrong places in the lyrics; I wasn't able to adjust them properly in the Mudcat font.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 21 Sep 10 - 04:55 AM

My goodness, that was an abomination of the raving catholic nutters in Ireland!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Magdalen Launderies
From: widowmaker
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 03:33 PM

Sorry I didnt post sooner thank you very much it went down great thanks again


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