Three Black Crows

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A bony middle finger to the grim reaper!

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3 Black Crows capo 2

Intro Am E7 riffing
Verse 1
Am
Theres 3 black Crows sitting in the Ash tree
They’ve called a Corvid parliament to discuss me
E7
And when they’ve “caw-ed” concensus and they’ve reached their deathly pact
Am
They’ll ratify their bills until they’ve passed their special act

Verse 2
The first crow he wants all to know he’s pecking both my eyes
While next one he’s identified my tongue as his great prize
And the third he is a clever bird & he’ll sit bide his time
Until the gasses push the maggots out of my ass for him to dine

Pre chorus
C F G
They’ll pick and pull my carcass with their beaks of shining coal
C F G
Gorge on my decaying flesh and swallow tissues whole
C F G
Let them take their share cos I don’t care, there’s one thing that I know
F Dm G
They’ll never take my soul
F G C
They’ll never take my soul

Verse 3
Down at the bottom of the old graveyard there’s a fat & wily worm
He sits & he waits with a 1000 of his mates until he gets his turn
To pick the meat off of my bones as they wriggle and they squirm
Until my body has distintegrated & into dust returns

Pre chorus

Let mother natures undertakers and other sundry pests
Squabble over body parts that they think taste the best
Worms & maggots, carrion crows, granfers & all the rest
They’ll never take my soul
They’ll never take my soul

Chorus
F C
My soul soars with the skylark in his summer singing flight
F C
Not rotting deep down underground or with dark birds of the night
F C
And when I go I hope you know my spirit’s going to the light
F Dm G
They’ll never take my soul
F G C
They’ll never take my soul

Verse 4

Rich man poor man billionnaire or beggar on the dole
When you’re done gone the only difference is the depth of your grave hole
Or the wood that makes your casket or the letters on your stone
And as all we walk together hand in hand into that great unknown

Chorus
My soul soars with the skylark in his summer singing flight
Not rotting deep down underground or with dark birds of the night
And when I go I hope you know my spirit’s going to the light
Coz they’ll never take my soul
They'll never take my soul

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from Revelution!, released November 14, 2014

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John D Revelator are John Diment (guitar, mandolin, cigar box, whistles & accordion). Ann Diment (percussion, washboard & backing vocals). , Geraint Coll (Guitar) Smudge (bass & backing vocal) Other members Col Baird (guitar & backing vocals) & Nick Matthews (bass, guitar, drums in fact anything you can make a noise with & backing vocals!) ... more

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