• Song:

    The Letters

  • Artist:

    King Crimson

  • Album:

    Ladies of the Road

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Tabbed by:  Wiktor R. Ko?owiecki

Intro: gently F5

E | ----4-4-4- | 
B | ---1-2-1-- | 
G | ---------- | 
D | --3------- | 
A | -3-------- | 
E | ---------- | 


With quill and silver knife
She carved a poison pen
Wrote to her lover's wife:
C5                              F5
"Your husband's seed has fed my flesh".

As if a leper's face
That tainted letter graced
The wife with choke-stone throat
Ran to the day with tear-blind eyes.


F5 ....... G#m..Bb5
F5 ........
F5 ....... G#5 .. Bb5 ....

variations on Fm


Impaled on nails of ice
And raked with emerald fire
The wife with soul of snow
With steady hands begins to write:

"I'm still, I need no life
To serve on boys and men
What's mine was yours is dead
I take my leave of mortal flesh"
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