Motherland

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Great song by Natalie Merchant! I really like the Discover Weekly Spotify playlist. It is an excellent tool for discovering new music and this song comes from there. Here’s the guitar chords of Motherland.

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Capo I fret:

Intro:

EM  
Verse 1:

EM  
Where in hell can you  
BM  
go
C  
Far from the things you k
G  
now
C  
Far from the sprawl of co
G  
ncrete
 
That keeps crawling its w
D  
ay
 
About a 1,000 miles a 
EM  
day
Verse 2:

EM  
Take one last look beh
BM  
ind
C  
Commit this to memory and m
G  
ind
C  
Don’t miss this wasteland, this ter
G  
rible 
 
place
 
When you le
D  
ave
 
Keep your heart off your 
EM  
sleeve
Chorus:

 
Motherl
G  
and cradle  
D  
me
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Close my 
C  
eyes
 
Lullaby me to s
G  
leep
 
Keep me s
C  
afe
 
Lie with me
G  
 
Stay beside me don’t 
D  
go
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Don’t you 
EM  
go
Verse 3:

 
Oh, my five and dime 
BM  
queen
C  
Tell me what have you see
G  
n
C  
The lust and the avarice
 
The b
G  
ottomless, the cavernous gr
D  
eed
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Is that what you s
EM  
ee?
Chorus:

 
Motherl
G  
and cradle  
D  
me
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Close my 
C  
eyes
 
Lullaby me to s
G  
leep
 
Keep me s
C  
afe
 
Lie with me
G  
 
Stay beside me don’t 
D  
go
Dsus2  
 
D  
Bridge:

 
It’s your h
C  
appiness
 
I want m
G  
ost of all
 
And for th
C  
at I’d do an
A  
ything at al
D  
l
Oh, mercy me!
 
If you want the b
C  
est of it
 
Or the m
G  
ost of all
 
If there’s a
C  
nything I c
A  
an do at all
D  
 
Dsus2  
 
D  
Solo:

EM  
 
BM  
 
C  
 
G  
 
C  
 
G  
 
D  
 
EM  
Verse 4:

 
Now come on shot gun 
BM  
bride
C  
What makes me envy your lif
G  
e
C  
Faceless, 
 
nameless
 
Innoc
G  
ent, 
 
blameless
 
And 
D  
fre
Dsus2  
e
D  
 
What’s it like to 
EM  
be?
Chorus (x2):

 
Motherl
G  
and cradle  
D  
me
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Close my 
C  
eyes
 
Lullaby me to s
G  
leep
 
Keep me s
C  
afe
 
Lie with me
G  
 
Stay beside me don’t 
D  
go
Dsus2  
 
D  
 
Don’t g
D  
o
Dsus2  
 
D  
Conclusion

EM  
C
G
D
Dsus2
Bm
A
Em

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