Caleb Meyer chords - Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch Lyrics

CALEB MEYER (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
performed by Gillian Welch on HELL AMONG THE YEARLINGS (1998)
transcribed by Mark Albert

SUGGESTED CHORD FINGERINGS (capo 6, modal chords):

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Caleb Meyer he lived alone
In them hollering pines
D And he made a little whiskey for himself Am Said it helped to pass the time Am Long one evening in back of my house G Caleb come around D And he called my name till I went out Am With no one else around CHORUS: Am Caleb Meyer your ghost is gonna G Wear them rattling chains D But when I go to sleep at night Am Don't you call my name Am "Where's your husband Nellie Cane G Where's your darling gone? D Did he go on down the mountainside Am And leave you all alone?" Am "Yes my husband's gone to Bowling Green G To do some business there." D Then Caleb threw that bottle down Am And grabbed me by my hair (CHORUS) Am He threw me in the needle bed G Across my dress he lay D Then he pinned my hands above my head Am And I commenced to pray Am I cried my God I am your child G Send your angels down D Then feeling with my finger tips Am The bottle neck I found Am I drew that glass across his neck G Fine as any blade D Then I felt his blood pour fast and hot Am Around me where I laid (CHORUS)