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/ 10,000 Maniacs / In My Tribe (1987) / Verdi Cries guitar tab

VERDI CRIES (10,000 Maniacs)
Words & music: Natalie Merchant

This song should be fingerpicked, not strummed.

INTRO: G A7 D7 D Dsus D

C           B7            G        C
 The man in 119 takes his tea all alone
G         A7             G7       A7
 Mornings we all rise to wireless Verdi cries
C            A7                D7   D Dsus D
 I'm hearing opera through the door

The souls of men and women, impassioned all
Their voices climb and fall, battle trumpets call
I feel the bath and climb inside, singing

        G      A7        D7 D Dsus D
CHORUS:  La la la, la la la
        G      A7        D7 D Dsus D 
         La la la, la la la

He will not touch their pastry but every day they bring him more
Gold from the breakfast tray, I steal them all away
And then go eat them on the shore

CHORUS, followed by:

C   D   G
Oh, la, la la la la la

C         B7            G            C
 I draw a jackal-headed woman in the sand
G          A7           G7        A7
 Sing of a lover's fate sealed by jealous hate
    G                   C
And wash my hand in the sea
G          A7                       G7                       A7
 With just three days more I'd have just about learned the entire score
D7      D Dsus D
 To Aida

(as last verse)
Holidays must end as you know
All is memory, taken home with me
The opera, the stolen tea, the sand drawings, the virgin sea, all
Years ago

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL: repeat chorus chords, end on G


From: Lee Eugene T 
Subject: CRD: VERDI CRIES - 10,000 MANIACS

Verdi Cries -  This should match the version on the cd.

CAPO 1

INTRO:  D,  A,  Bm,  A

G          A              D       G
The man in 119 takes his tea alone.
D         G          D          G           
Mornings we all rise to wireless Verdi cries.
D            G                  A
I'm hearing opera through the door.

(same as 1st verse)
The souls of men and women, impassioned all.
Their voices climb and fall;
battle trumpets call.
I fill the bath and climb inside, 
         D      G/B         A
singing la, la la la la la la
D       G/B      A
la la la la la la

G/B (the rest is same)                
He will not touch their pastry 
but every day they bring hiM more.
Gold from the breakfast tray, I steal 
them all away and then go
and eat them on the shore.

D     G/B      A
LA LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA LA LA
F     G        A
LA LA LA LA LA LA


I draw a jackel-headed woman in the sand,
 sing of a loveRS fate 
sealed by jealous hate 
then wash my hand in the sea.

  With jusT three days more 
I'd have just about learned the entire 
scire to Aida.

                
Holidays must end as you know.  
All is memory taken home with me: 
the opera, the stolen tea, the sand 
drawing, the verging sea, all
        years ago.

D    G/B       A
LA LA LA LA LA LA

END ON D.


G/B:X2003X

GENE 
et-lee@ux4.cso.uiuc.edu

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10,000 Maniacs albums
1992 Our Time in Eden
1989 You Happy Puppet
1989 Blind Man's Zoo
1987 In My Tribe
1985 The Wishing Chair
In My Tribe tabs
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03Like the Weather tabbass tab
04Cherry Tree tabbass tab
06Don't Talk tabbass tab
08Gun Shy tabbass tab
09My Sister Rose tabbass tab
10A Campfire Song tabbass tab
12Verdi Cries tabbass tab

 

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