• Song:

    Lay Me Low

  • Artist:

    Nick Cave And The Bad Seed


This is taken from Badseed333's transcription of the whole album, i figured since this
was the song i was looking for and it couldn't be found by typing 'lay me low' into the
search bar, it ought to be a little more accessible. either way, all credit to the 
author. i think this is accurate.

                     Bb          D
They're gonna lay me low (lay me low)
D              Eb             Bb
They're gonna sink me in the snow
               Eb                        Bb
They're gonna throw back their heads and crow,
C      F
When i go
F                       Bb           D
They're gonna jump and shout (lay me low)
               Eb              Bb
They're gonna wave their arms about
         Eb               D
All the stories will come out
       Gm  Eb / F
When I go
                         Bb            D
All the stars will glow bright (lay me low)
         Eb                     Bb
All my friends will give up the fight
                Eb                  Bb
They'll see my work in a different light
C      F
When i go
F                           Bb              D
They'll try telephoning my mother (lay me low)
         Eb               Bb
They'll end up getting my brother
                 Eb              D
Who'll spill the story on some long lost lover
            Gm         Eb / F
that they hardly know

Eb              Bb   Eb            Bb
Hats off to the man, On top of the world
 Dm                Gm             C               F
Come crawl up here baby, and I'll show you how it works
                   Bb                  D
If you wanna be my friend and you wanna repent
                       Eb                     Bb
And you want it all to end and you wanna know when
           Eb                             D
Then do it now, don't care how take your final bow
        Gm                      Eb             F
Make a stand, take my hand, and blow it all to hell.

They gonna inform the police chief (Lay me low)
Who'll breathe a sigh of relief
He'll say I was a malanderer, a badlander, and a thief
When I go

They will interview my teachers (Lay me low)
Who'll say I was one of God's sorrier creatures
There'll print informative six-page features
When I go

They'll bang a big old gong (Lay me low)
The motorcade will be ten miles long
The world will join together for a farewell song
When they put me down below

They'll sound a fluegelhorn (Lay me low)
And the sea will rage, and the sky will storm
All man and beast will mourn
When I go

Hats off to the man
On top of the world
Come crawl up here, baby
And we can watch this damn thing turn
If you wanna be my friend
And you wanna repent
And you want it all to end
And you wanna know when
Well do it now Do it now
Take a long last bow
Take my hand Make a stand
And blow it all to hell

Lay me low...
When I go...
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