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The Ballad Of Geraldine by Donovan

The Ballad Of Geraldine tab by Donovan

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The Ballad of Geraldine
Donovan
From the Album Fairytale

Capo on 2nd Fret;


Rough example of fingerpicking for chords:

    Chord diagramA augmentedA             A* 		     A/G#
e:|------------| |---------------| |-------------|
B:|---2---2----| |----2---2------| |---0---0-----|
G:|---2------2-| |----2-----2----| |---2------2--|
D:|---------2--| |--0---0-----0--| |---------2---|
A:|-0---0------| |---------------| |-------------|
E:|------------| |---------------| |-4---4-------|
Intro: Chord diagramA augmentedA / A*  (etc)

Chord diagramA augmentedA           A*            A/G#         Chord diagramA augmentedA  A* Chord diagramA augmentedA  A*
  Oh, I was born with the name Geraldine
(A*) Chord diagramA augmentedA    A*              Chord diagramA augmentedA       A*  Chord diagramA augmentedA  A*
With hair coal black as a raven.
 Chord diagramA augmentedA             A*      A/G#      Chord diagramA augmentedA  A*  Chord diagramA augmentedA  A*
I travelled my life without a care,
(A*)    Chord diagramA augmentedA       A/G#      Chord diagramA augmentedA      A*  Chord diagramA augmentedA  A*...
Ah, but all my love I was savin'.

Oh, the winds blew high and the trees did sway,
Not much from life was I askin'.
Till I met someone to give all my love,
All my love, so long an' lasting.

Oh, good were the parts we played in our game
And a long ways off was tomorrow.
But my love was a rambler and restless as the sea,
And in the tide came sorrow.

Oh, a child of the night is goin' to be born,
I can't explain my confusion.
Is my love thinkin' to marry me at all
Or of the freedom he thinks he'll be losin'?

I sit with my friends in the gay crowded room,
My friends they're smokin' and a-talkin'.
But it all seems so empty, my love is not there,
So I'll go into the streets a-walkin'.

My baby is a-growin' as a-growin' it must,
If I were to lose it, it would grieve me.
My love is so helpless and I'm wonderin' what to do.
Oh, how I yearn to help him.

Oh, we could go to the land of your choice
Where the false shame won't come knockin' at our door.
I've a feeling in my heart and it's crushing all my hopes,
I think I'm gonna be hurt some more,

Oh, I was born with the name Geraldine,
With hair coal black as a raven.
I travelled my life without a care,
Ah, but all my love I was savin'.

(tabbed by James Bohane)

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