Auld wives    (video)

 

    Am - F - Am

 

     Am                                                                     G             - F

1. Auld wives lifts, auld wives lifts, how have you got here ?

                             G                                      Am

    Where do you come from ? What do you tell ?

       Am                                                          G                   - F

    I see his face, I see his face, carved deep in the stone.

                    G                                Am

    another mind you have taken away.

 

             F                      C            G

But I swam across the ocean to find your memory,

    F                       C                  G

a trace of all that you've left behind.

               F                                  C                        G

And the auld wives swore that you were born to die,

                  F               C                 G

without a child for to call out your name.

 

              Am                                                                       G                 - F

2. Now I call your name, I call your name, but you can't hear me now,

                          G                    Am

    no, you don't recognise my face.

      Am                                                                      G                   - F

    Who are you ? Who are you ? And why do you call me that ?

              G                        Am

    How dare you call me that !                   +  CHORUS

 

                             F - Am - G                       F - Am - G

+  But I call your na............me, I call your na..............me.

                      F - Am - G                        F - Am - G

    I call your na............me, I call your na..............me.

 

+  F - Am - G (4x)             +  CHORUS        +   Am - G (4x) ….

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Bear’s Den)