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Standard tuning Capo: 7 Am: X02210 Am7: X00210 F: XX3211 G: 320003 Picking pattern for intro (hard to decipher exactly what she's doing here): Am Am7 -------------------0-------------][-----------0------------------0-----] ---------------------------------][------------------------------------] ------0---------2---------2------][-----2-----------------2---------2--] -0h2---------2--------2-------2--][--0-----0--------0h2-------2--------] ----------0----------------------][--------------0---------------------] ---------------------------------][------------------------------------] Am Am7 The hole in her chest is for the lost little lamb F G The world's on its quest, nobody gives a damn Am Am7 And silvery days of silence, they go F G How they lost their ways, those little lambs in the snow Am F G Am F G These are not shells of the sea, these are the shells of the sky Am F G Am F G They took my baby away from me, and no one has ever told me why Am F G Am F G The -ey chewed him and spit him and he never knew what hit him Am F G F G No little kisses goodbye, hmmmmm Am F G Am F G Am F G She - e - ells, she - e - ells, she - e - ells Am F G Oh - wah, oh - wah, oh -wah, oh - wah I won't stand to ask for God's mercy I can't stand a thing anymore They were only making angels in the snow in the middle of a war And the blood of these lambs speaks of the darkness And the blood of these lambs speaks of the rage, yes, And blood of these lambs is rolling to the sea It's writing our history, every single page Shells, shells, shells Oh-wah, oh-wah, oh-wah, oh, wah, oh Chair at the table missing a child Months of the gone past, the weather is mild I go to the sea, I follow the tide I hold seashells to me, and I feel the sky These are not shells of the sea These are the shells of the sky They took my baby away from me and no one has ever told me why They chewed him and spit him, he never knew what hit him No little kisses goodbye Shells, shells, shells Oh-wah, oh-wah, oh-wah, oh-wah Oh-wah, oh-wah, oh-wah, oh-wah


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