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Origins: Caleb Meyer (G Welch, D Rawlings)

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Subject: Lyrics required-Caleb Meyer
From: Greycap
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:41 PM

Can anyone help? The talented Gillian Welch is none too clear on my copy. I'm not lazy, I just can't get all the words. Chords ain't a problem. Thanx in advance.


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Subject: RE: Lyrics required-Caleb Meyer
From: Pene Azul
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:46 PM

You can get the lyrics and chords here (click).

Jeff


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: CALEB MEYER
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

CALEB MEYER

Give this song its intense, droning vibe by leaving the second string open on the (Am) chord, and the top string open on the (D) chord. And on the last chorus, play only the (Am) chord throughout the whole four lines.

Capo VI

Am: 002200
G: 320033
D: 200230

Intro: (Am)

Caleb Meyer he lived alone
In them hollering (G)pines
And he made a little whiskey (D)for himself
Said it helped to pass the (Am)time

Long one evening in back of my house
Caleb come (G)around
And he called my name 'til (D)I went out
With no one else (Am)around

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

"Where's your husband, Nellie Cane
Where's your darlin' (G)gone?
Did he go on down the (D)mountainside
And leave you all a(Am)lone?"

"Yes my husband's gone to Bowling Green
To do some business (G)there"
And Caleb threw that (D)bottle down
And grabbed my by my (Am)hair

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

He threw me in the needle bed
Across my dress he (G)lay
Then he pinned my hands a(D)bove my head
And I commenced to (Am)pray

I cried my God I am your child
Send your angels (G)down
Then feeling with my (D)fingertips
The bottle neck I (Am)found

I drew that glass across his neck
Fine as any (G)blade
Then I felt his blood pour (D)fast and hot
Around me as I (Am)laid

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

(Am)Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling chains
But when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name

(whew! long song, gruesome too.)I know you said you didn't need chords, but that is the way I found it, so I just left them in.


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Subject: ADD: Caleb Meyer
From: Pene Azul
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

CALEB MEYER

Give this song its intense, droning vibe by leaving the second string open on the (Am) chord, and the top string open on the (D) chord. And on the last chorus, play only the (Am) chord throughout the whole four lines.


Capo VI

Am: 002200
G: 320033
D: 200230

Intro: (Am)

Caleb Meyer he lived alone
In them hollering (G)pines
And he made a little whiskey (D)for himself
Said it helped to pass the (Am)time

Long one evening in back of my house
Caleb come (G)around
And he called my name 'til (D)I went out
With no one else (Am)around

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

"Where's your husband, Nellie Cane
Where's your darlin' (G)gone?
Did he go on down the (D)mountainside
And leave you all a(Am)lone?"

"Yes my husband's gone to Bowling Green
To do some business (G)there"
And Caleb threw that (D)bottle down
And grabbed my by my (Am)hair

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

He threw me in the needle bed
Across my dress he (G)lay
Then he pinned my hands a(D)bove my head
And I commenced to (Am)pray

I cried my God I am your child
Send your angels (G)down
Then feeling with my (D)fingertips
The bottle neck I (Am)found

I drew that glass across his neck
Fine as any (G)blade
Then I felt his blood pour (D)fast and hot
Around me as I (Am)laid

Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling (G)chains
But when I go to (D)sleep at night
Don't you call my (Am)name

(Am)Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna
Wear them rattling chains
But when I go to sleep at night
Don't you call my name


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Subject: RE: Lyrics required-Caleb Meyer
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

LOL! Beat ya, Jeff!


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Subject: RE: Lyrics required-Caleb Meyer
From: Greycap
Date: 25 Jun 01 - 04:36 AM

Thanks to everyone - I'm off to learn/practice, Best wishes


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Subject: Origins: Caleb Meyer
From: Fi
Date: 18 May 10 - 09:51 AM

Hi there - Does anyone know if this Gillian Welch song is based on a true story with a real Caleb Meyer? Cheers F


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Subject: RE: Origins: Caleb Meyer (G Welch, D Rawlings)
From: Genie
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 04:08 PM

Maybe the names have been changed to protect the innocent?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Caleb Meyer (G Welch, D Rawlings)
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 10 Sep 14 - 12:27 PM

No relation!


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