Samson Uke tab by Regina Spektor

7 Chords used in the song: a, bm, c#m, d9, d, e, f#m

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Original tuning : +1.0 step(s) [ ? ]
INTRO: A A (let it ring)

A A Bm Bm C#m C#m D9 D9
You are my sweetest down-fall
D D E E F#m F#m E E D9 D9
I loved you first, I loved you first
D D A A Bm Bm C#m C#m D9 D9 D D
Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth
E E F#m F#m E E D D
I have to go, I have to go
D9 D9 D D - D9 D9
Your hair was long, when we first met


E E F#m F#m A A
Sam - son went back to bed
A A D D
Not much hair left on his head
E E F#m F#m A A A A E E
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
E E F#m F#m A A A A D D
And history books for-got about us and the bible didn't mention us
A A E E F#m F#m
And the bi-ble didn't mention us, not
D9 D9 - D D
even once



A A Bm Bm C#m C#m D9 D9
You are my sweetest downfall
D D E E F#m F#m E E D9 D9
I loved you first, I loved you first
D D A A Bm Bm C#m C#m D9 D9 D D
Beneath the stars came fallin' on our heads
E E F#m F#m E E D D
But they're just old light, they're just old light
D9 D9 D D - D9 D9
Your hair was long when we first met


E E F#m F#m A A
Sam - son came to my bed
A A D D
Told me that my hair was red
E E F#m F#m A A A A E E
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
E E F#m F#m A A A A
Oh I cut his hair my - self one night
A A D D
A A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
D D A A
And he told me that I'd done alright
A A E E F#m F#m D D
and kissed me 'til the mornin' light, the mornin' light
A A E E F#m F#m
and he kissed me 'til the mornin' light



E E F#m F#m A A
Sam - son went back to bed
A A D D
not much hair left on his head
E E F#m F#m A A A A E E
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
E E F#m F#m A A A A
Oh, we couldn't bring the columns down
A A D D
Yeah we couldn't destroy a single one
D D A A
And history books forgot about us
A A E E F#m F#m D D
And the bible didn't mention us, not even once....


A A Bm Bm C#m C#m D9 D9
You are my sweetest downfall
D D E E F#m F#m
I loved you first

 

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About this song

Two different versions of Samson exist. The first, slightly longer, version appeared on the album Songs. The second, and more famous, version was the third track on Begin to Hope. The song tells the story of a previously undocumented relationship between the narrator and the biblical Samson. Spektor, as the narrator, engages in a relationship bordering on sadism as Samson wilfully subjugates himself to her, allowing her to cut his hair (and hence drain his strength).