Fourth Of July Uke tab by Sufjan Stevens

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[Intro]
Am chordAm D chordD C chordC x4

[Verse 1]
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
The evil it spread like a fever ahead
C chordC D chordD C chordC
It was night when you died my firefly
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
What could I have said to raise you from the dead
C chordC D chordD C chordC
Oh could I be the sky on the Fourth of July

[Chorus]
D chordD G chordG
Well you do enough talk
D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC
My little hawk why do you cry
D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG
Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn
D chordD C chordC
Or the Fourth of July
Am chordAm
We’re all gonna die

[Interlude]
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC D chordD (x2)
C chordC

[Verse 2]
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
Sitting at the bed with the halo at your head
C chordC D chordD C chordC
Was it all a disguise like Junior High
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
Where everything was fiction future and prediction
C chordC D chordD C chordC
Now where am I My fading supply

[Chorus]
D chordD G chordG
Did you get enough love
D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC
my little dove Why do you cry
D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG
And I’m sorry I left but it was for the best
D chordD C chordC
Though it never felt right
Am chordAm
My little Versailles

[Interlude]
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC D chordD (x2)
C chordC

[Verse 3]
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
The hospital asked should the body be cast
C chordC D chordD C chordC
Before I say goodbye my star in the sky
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD
Such a funny thought to wrap you up in cloth
C chordC D chordD C chordC
Do you find it all right my dragonfly

[Chorus]
D chordD G chordG
Shall we look at the moon
D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC
My little loon Why do you cry
D chordD G chordG D chordD G chordG
Make the most of your life while it is rife
D chordD C chordC
While it is light
D chordD Em chordEm
Well you do enough talk
Bm chordBm Em chordEm D chordD C chordC
My little hawk why do you cry
D chordD Em chordEm Bm chordBm Em chordEm
Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn
D chordD C chordC
Or the Fourth of July
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC D chordD
We’re all gonna die
Am chordAm D chordD G chordG D chordD C chordC D chordD
We’re all gonna die
C chordC
We’re all gonna die

[Outro]
Am chordAm D chordD C chordC
We’re all gonna die x
N.C.
We’re all gonna die

 

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About this song

This song is a conversation between Sufjan and his mother, Carrie, while she was dying in the hospital. Each stanza alternates between them.Sufjan spoke of this time in an interview:"She had stomach cancer, and it was a quick demise. We flew to see her in the ICU before she died. She was in a lot of pain, and on a lot of drugs, but she was aware. It was so terrifying to encounter death and have to reconcile that, and express love, for someone so unfamiliar. Her death was so devastating to me because of the vacancy within me… Read more on Last.fm.