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Frank Black and the Catholics
Song: Changing of the Guards
B-side to all my ghosts single
Copyright Bob dylan
Copyright Special Rider Music
Tabbed by: Craig Wright (

Fm Ab Db Eb
1  4  -  -
1  4  6  8
1  5  6  8
3  6  6  8
3  6  4  6
1  4  -  -

Intro Ab 

Sixteen years
      Ab         Eb             Fm
Sixteen banners united over the fields
          Db            Eb 
While the good shepherd grieves
          Fm           Ab          Eb
Desperate men, desperate women divided,
               Fm               Db Eb   Ab
Spreding their wings 'neath the falling leaves.

Fortune calls.
I stepped forth from the shadows, to the marketplace,
Merchants and thieves, hungry for power, my last deal gone down.
She's smelling sweet like the meadows where she was born,
On midsummer's eve, near the tower.

Lead guitar interlude (This is played many times during this song)
E------------------------- Play --------------
B-------------------------  3X  --------------
G------------------------- then --------------
D-8-10-11-11-10-8-8-6-6--- add  --8-6------6--
A-------------------------      -------8-8----
e-------------------------      --------------

The cold-blooded moon.
The captain waits above the celebration
Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
Whose ebony face is beyond communication.
The captain is down but still believing that his love will be repaid.

They shaved her head.
She was torn between Jupiter and Apollo.
A messenger arrived with a black nightingale.
I seen her on the stairs and I couldn't help but follow,
Follow her down past the fountain where they lifted her veil.

I stumbled to my feet.
I rode past destruction in the ditches
With the stiches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo.
Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
Were hanging out the flowers that I'd given to you.

The palace of mirrors
Where dog soldiers are reflected,
The endless road and the wailing of chimes,
The empty rooms where her memory is protected,
Where the angels voices whisper to the souls of previous times

She wakes him up 
Forty-eight hours later, the sun is breaking
Near broken chains, mountain laurel and rolling rocks.
She's begging to know what measures he now will be taking
He's pulling her down and she's clutching on to his long golden locks

Gentlemen, he said,
I don't need your organization, I've shined your shoes,
I've moved your mountains and marked your cards
But Eden is burning, either get brave for elimination
Or else your hearts must have the courage for the changing of the guards.

Peace will come
With tranquility and splendor on the wheels of fire
But will offer no reward when her false idols fall
And cruel death surrenders with its pale ghost retreating
Between the king and Queen of Swords.

I'm not puting the chords down for all the verses as it would take me  
forever plus if your going to print this out I've just saved you half 
a tree of paper, anyway the chords are the same for all verses.
Hope you enjoy playing this, check out those great lyrics from Bob!

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