Wild Flowers

Words and music Ryan Adams
Recorded by Ryan Adams during the Suicide Handbook sessions (2001)
Tabbed by Eyolf Østrem

Sweet mixture of finger-style and rhythmical strumming. The marking of the back-beat that goes through the song is indicated as "x"s in the first measures.

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  Poor  girl        no    ma        nothing much to speak of    but a rough
  Poor  Ma -        til - da      handcuffed hard to the wheel, and _ steer-
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        Dia -  mond ______            sleep now'n your angels     will come 
        ing     wild -    ly          through love's fields so    blind -
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        dear
        ly                         forever   on-ly  takes its tolls on some
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                    A  -  ah                 But tonight you're sleeping alone
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        With -  out       him, tonight you're sleeping alone  with - out
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        him         Everything             went up in  smoke

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D          D9
Poor girl, no ma
Dmaj7                 D
Nothing much to speak of
      Gmaj7 G6   G5
But a rough diamond
Gm                        D
Sleep now and angels will come, dear

 
Poor Matilda
Handcuffed hard to the wheel
And steering wildly
Through loves field, so blindly
 
   Dm        C                  G      F#
Forever only takes it's toll on some,  ah
/g /a Bm           A         G
But tonight you're sleeping alone
Gmaj7  G6  G
With - out Him
To night you're sleeping alone
With out him
    Em        
And everything went up in smoke
 
     A    D/f#   G9/6
Like Wild flowers  
A    D/f#   G9/6
Wild flowers, dear 
 
Poor girl, lonely
Shuffles through the parade
Of a sleepless circus promenade
Hold on, dear

Poor girl, no ma
Sister steals her a coat
For the windless breezes
Sleep now and Jesus will come dear