Guitar Tab : Queen Matilda

Written by Michael Head
Tabbed by S. McNally
Chords used
A   G2  F   C   D  Cadd9  G   Am   C
9---7---5---3---2----3----3----0---0-----|
10--8---6---5---3----3----3----1---1-----|
9---7---5---5---2----0----0----2---0-----|
0---0---0---0---0----2----0----2---2-----|
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Figure 1 (intro)
 A                                G2
-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|
---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|
------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|
-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|
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 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
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 F                              C
-5-------5------5-------5-------3-------3-----3------3-----------|
---6-------6------6-------6-------5-------5-----5------5---------|
-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
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 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
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-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
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Verse 1
D
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I saw                           Colleen
 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
She's      running    free
D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
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-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
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I saw                           the ships
 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3----|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2--|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0--------|
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-----------3----------------------------------------|
sail------in     to   sea---------------------------|                                And
 Cadd9     G
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---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
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-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
my  queen  looked at  me
 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
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 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
Verse 2
 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
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-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
-0-----0--------0-----0---------0-----0--------0-----0-----------|
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I paint                  the   sails
 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
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-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
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it's   the job  for   me
 D
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I made                  the    whales
 Cadd9     G
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-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
they'll   come   with me                         and
 Cadd9     G
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---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
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-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
my   queen smiled  at me                         yeah
 Cadd9     G
-3---------3----------2-------2------2-------2-------------------|
---3---------3----------3-------3------3-------3-----------------|
-----0---------0----------2-------2------2-------2---------------|
-------2--------------0-----0--------0-----0---------------------|
-3---------------2-----------------------------------------------|
-----------3-----------------------------------------------------|
Matilda   looked at   me                      ah  but
Chorus
 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
 you                                              you went
 D
-2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2---------|
---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
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away                                              ah but
 Am                             C
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 you                                              you went
 D
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away
Bridge
A                                G2
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                 What would you    do
 F                              C
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 if     the    sun   hit the    ground
 F                              C
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-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
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 and        trees    poked       holes      beneath     the
 D
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 sea
A                                G2
-9--------9-------9-------9--------7-------7------7-------7------|
---10-------10------10------10-------8-------8------8-------8----|
------9--------9-------9-------9-------7-------7------7-------7--|
-0------0---------0------0---------0------0-------0-----0--------|
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                Food       everywhere
 F                              C
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 and    fog     on     the     waves
 F                              C
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-----5-------5------5-------5-------5-------5-----5------5-------|
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 and        fish      float   by                     gravit-
 D
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---3-------3------3-------3-------3-------3------3-------3-------|
-----2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2------2-------2-----|
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 y
Solo (chords under)
 Am                             C
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----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
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--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
 Am
--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2------2-------2--------|
----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3------3-------3------|
------2-------2------2-------2-------2------2-------2-------2----|
--------2--------------2---------0-----0--------0-----0----------|
--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|
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 Am                             C
--0-------0------0-------0------0-------0-------0----------------|
----1-------1------1-------1------1-------1-------1--------------|
------2-------2------2-------2------0-------0-------0------------|
--------2--------------2----------------------0------------------|
--0--------------0--------------------2---------------2----------|
--------------------------------3--------------------------------|
 Am                              D
--0-------0------0-------0-------2-------2-------2---------------|
----1-------1------1-------1-------3-------3-----3---------------|
------2-------2------2-------2-------2-------2---2---------------|
--------2--------------2---------0-----0---------0---------------|
--0--------------0-----------------------------------------------|
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Verse 3 (Same as Verse 1)
I saw Colleen
She is running free
I saw the ships
Sailing to see
And my queen smiled at me
Yeah Matilda looked through me
Chorus (Same)
Ah then you
you went away
Ah then you
you went away
Outro (Bridge verse and chords, end abruptly on D)
What would you do if the sun hit the ground
And trees poked holes beneath the sea
Food everywhere, and fog on the waves
and fish float by in gravity

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