Singing Kate Kelly To Sleep chords

The Whitlams

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A ballad in the true sense of the word, a read of Peter Carey's "A True History Of The Kelly Gang" will make the story and characters make more sense. This is version 0.1 of the transcription, as I don't have a copy of the album's final mix here to get the lyrics and arrangement exactly as they'll be released; this will change at a later date. Regular gig-goers may recognise this though - it's the "revised" version featured in Tim's solo gigs, not the first version launched in 2001. Intro: CmSus2 Cm CmSus2 Cm Cm So you just keep on drinking Bb And you try to forget Cm Bb How they strung up Joe Byrne from the gaolhouse door Eb Bb Like a marionette Cm He was dead for two days Bb and I'll tell you no lies Cm Bb With the press still around him, making their money Eb G Shooting postcards of him through the flies Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G and I'll sing you to sleep Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G Your dreams will be sweet Cm F Kate Kelly, Kate Kelly Ab Bb I'm going to sing you to sleep Cm Ned rose up from the mist Bb A man made of iron Cm Bb Fighting his way to the smouldering inn Eb Bb Where Joe, and his brother, were dying Cm They had to shoot out his legs, Kate Bb But if you could sleep Cm Bb You could forget that they cut off his head Eb G For the warden's own paperweight Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G and I'll sing you to sleep Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G Your dreams will be sweet Ab Eb Don't wait around here Dm G May your soul rest in peace Cm F Kate Kelly, Kate Kelly Ab Bb I'm going to sing you to sleep Cm And now you do horse tricks Bb In a wild west show Cm Bb Sharpshooting Kate, the last of the Kellys Eb Bb Now the queen of the rodeo Cm Was Joe your lover? Bb Did he send you some word? Cm Bb A friend to your brothers all the way to the end Eb G Where as brothers-in-arms they would fall Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G and I'll sing you to sleep Cm Eb Close your eyes, Kate Dm G Your dreams will be sweet Cm F Kate Kelly, Kate Kelly Ab Bb I'm going to sing you to sleep Cm F Kate Kelly, Kate Kelly Ab Bb I'm going to sing you to sleep Cm So you just keep on drinking Bb And you try to forget Cm Bb How they strung up Joe Byrne from the gaolhouse door Eb Bb Cm... Like a marionette -------------------- In the verse, alternate the Cm and Bb with their suspended 2nds. eg
CmSus2 Cm --3---------3-- --3---------4-- --5---------5-- --5---------5-- --3---------3-- --x---------x-- In the chorus, move between the Cm F Ab and Bb with walking lead-in notes. Exact runs depend on the voicing but you'll get the idea. eg Cm F --3--------8--- --4--------10-- --5--------10-- --5--------10-- --3--3-5-6-8--- --x--------x---
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