• Song:


  • Artist:

    Peter Case

  • Album:

    Torn Again

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Artist: Peter Case
Album: Torn Again
Song: Wilderness

Tuning: Standard

GWe (320003@1)were marchin' down the orange plank road
                           Em (022000@1)    Gwhen (320003@1)the federals first we spied.
       Am (x02210@1)           G (320003@1)        Am (x02210@1)  Am/B (012210@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
By the old wilderness tavern the armies did collide.
                G (320003@1)     Am (x02210@1)    Am/B (012210@1)      CLead (x32010@1)began to fill and whistle through the air
          G (320003@1)           Am (x02210@1)            D (xx0232@1)           Gand (320003@1)the dead and dying piled up, their blood was everywhere.

C (x32010@1)     G (320003@1)    Am (x02210@1)     Am/B (012210@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C
In the wilderness, I was just seventeen.
    G (320003@1)            Am (x02210@1)          DBy (xx0232@1)far the bloody angle was the worst I'd ever seen
       C (x32010@1)   GIn (320003@1)the wilderness

G (320003@1)                                    Em (022000@1)  GWe (320003@1)broke in disorder and fled into the pines.
Am (x02210@1)           G (320003@1)          Am (x02210@1)       Am/B (012210@1)   CTangled (x32010@1)in the underbrush, we couldn't find our lines.
                        G (320003@1)            Am (x02210@1)     Am/B (012210@1)  CWe (x32010@1)faced them there for hours, till it grew too dark to fight.
        G (320003@1)                  Am (x02210@1)          D (xx0232@1)            GAnd (320003@1)the groans and cries for water went unanswered in the night.

C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)       Am (x02210@1)  Am/B (012210@1)  CIn (x32010@1)the wilderness, the early days of june.
G (320003@1)           Am (x02210@1)             DLyin (xx0232@1)with the dyin, 'neath the green virginia moon.
      C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)             Am (x02210@1)  Am/B (012210@1)  CIn (x32010@1)the wilderness, where the devil tempted christ,
G (320003@1)            Am (x02210@1)      DLee (xx0232@1)got on the radio and ordered up a strike.
      C (x32010@1)    GIn (320003@1)the wilderness.

C (x32010@1)              G (320003@1)   Am (x02210@1)         Am/B (012210@1)   CSo (x32010@1)we set the woods on fire, stopped them in their tracks.
      C (x32010@1)                 G (320003@1)     Am (x02210@1)      Am/B (012210@1) CWe (x32010@1)laughed as we saw them runnin, shot them in the backs.
      C (x32010@1)         G (320003@1)            Am (x02210@1)  Am/B (012210@1)   CThey (x32010@1)never saw it comin from the guns up in the trees.
      G (320003@1)              Am (x02210@1)                  DSo (xx0232@1)we let them have it one more time as they fell down to their knees.
      C (x32010@1)    GIn (320003@1)the wilderness.

G Em D/F# G   C Am/B Am  D Em D/F# G  F D/F# G

G (320003@1)                                      Em (022000@1)        GI (320003@1)was way out in the wilderness with the stonewall brigade.
    Am (x02210@1)           G (320003@1)                 Am (x02210@1)   Am/B (012210@1)  CThe (x32010@1)captain saw my wounds and said son prayin aint my trade.
                 G (320003@1)      Am (x02210@1)       Am/B (012210@1)   CJets (x32010@1)were roarin over, we beheld the pride of mars,
     G (320003@1)                Am (x02210@1)       D (xx0232@1)              GWith (320003@1)hearts the size of houses and eyes ablaze like stars.

C (x32010@1)    G (320003@1)      Am (x02210@1)    Am/B (012210@1)  CIn (x32010@1)the wilderness the serpent wears a crown,
               G (320003@1)           Am (x02210@1)          Dbut (xx0232@1)their were angels in the treetops as I lay my body down.
      C (x32010@1)   G (320003@1)     Am (x02210@1)     Am/B (012210@1)name="chord_x32010@1">C 
In the wilderness I was just seventeen,
   G (320003@1)            Am (x02210@1)          Dby (xx0232@1)far the bloody angle was the worst i'd ever see.
      C (x32010@1)    GIn (320003@1)the wilderness.
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