Neko Case — “The Pharoahs”

We saw Neko Case at Workplay in Birmingham last night. Amazing show. Her voice is absolutely outstanding, she comes across as very humble and grateful, and her band is excellent — the songs from Middle Cyclone sound even better live. Which is saying a lot.

So tonight with the light on the back porch fading I sat down and figured out how to play “The Pharoahs.” Since I use Delicious.com to bookmark the tabs/chords for all the songs I know how to play, I need some sort of source for publishing the chords to the song, so I’m using the old blog. And bookmarking myself. Special. So this is really for me, and not so much for you. But play along if you’re interested — this is a really great song.

Neko Case
“The Pharoahs”

From Middle Cyclone

Capo: 2nd Fret

E* = 022110

Am                        C
You were married in the mirrored hall
C
when I was 16
G
You spoke the words, “I love
F             G
girls in white leather jackets”
Am                       Fmaj7
That was good enough for love, it
C                   G                F
was good enough for me

E                E*

E                               E
I listened in when you thought you were lost
E                               E
Caught in those fangs on a tornado sprawl
Am                G
Who knows what you know
E              E*
I only heard what I wanted
E                         E
You said I was your blue, blue baby
A                          E
And you were right
Em                        E
You said I was your blue, blue baby
A                            E
And you were right

Solo
Am       C           C
G    F       G         C

Am                  C
Wondered the halls of the nighttime
C                      G
My body burned, my legs ached
F                      G
But you never came to bed
Am                   Fmaj7
You just left me there awake
C                       C
You kept me wanting wanting wanting
G                                F
Like the wanting in the movies and the hymns
C                       G                                 F
I want the pharaohs, but there’s only men
C                       G                                 F
I want the pharaohs, but there’s only men

E                       E
You said I was your new blue baby
A                       E             E*
And you were right
Em                    E
You said I was your new blue baby
A                        E
And you were right

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