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Chord Req: You Can't Weld a Body (Karine Polwart)

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GUEST,Richard 05 Feb 14 - 04:31 PM
Joe Offer 06 Feb 14 - 03:56 AM
GUEST,JohnMc 06 Feb 14 - 12:54 PM
Joe Offer 07 Feb 14 - 12:03 AM
GUEST,JohnMc 07 Feb 14 - 04:24 AM
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Subject: Chord Req: Karine Polwart - cant weld a body
From: GUEST,Richard
Date: 05 Feb 14 - 04:31 PM

Desperately trying to find the chords to "Cant weld a body" by Karine Polwart - help please

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Subject: ADD: Can't Weld a Body (Karine Polwart)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Feb 14 - 03:56 AM

I know Richard is looking for chords, but for the record, here are the lyrics. We heard Karine in concert one night of our Jim Malcolm tour of Scotland in September 2013. She gave a good performance, and she was a very nice person.

(Karine Polwart)

You crafted and caressed her with a careful hand
But the lady didn't understand
And you riveted and plated her til morning
But with a coil or a careless spark
Or a tumble in the dark
She'll leave her mark upon you without warning

You can float a boat of steel upon the ocean
You can fix it up with nuts and bolts and toil
But you can't weld a body when it's broken, no.

The lady she's as fair as Desdemona
She swallowed you up just like Jonah
And there the air inside her belly ailed you
And no-one saw you fall
And they did not hear your call
And your breath it faltered just before it failed you

On a cruiser that was fitted by your father
You anchored in San Carlos harbour
But the lady at the helm she was not for turning
And in your bell bottoms blue
In April '82
You bid adieu and watched all you knew burning

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Karine Polwart - cant weld a body
From: GUEST,JohnMc
Date: 06 Feb 14 - 12:54 PM

This is a lovely song.
She is playing in an open tuning in the key of C, I believe.
On her website, she offers some music and some is free.
In standard tuning play a G with capo v adding in the fifth string pattern on open, second and third frets. Then change to D on warning.
Em for "float" and back to G on "ocean", playing an occasional csharp with it on the fourth string. I don't think it goes to a D in the chorus at any time, but the tuning suggests it.
This could be open G.
Perhaps, someone can add to this effort.

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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Karine Polwart - cant weld a body
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Feb 14 - 12:03 AM


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Karine Polwart - cant weld a body
From: GUEST,JohnMc
Date: 07 Feb 14 - 04:24 AM

Correction to previous post:
C sharp should say F sharp (for a G maj7 sound).

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