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 markalbert@pipeline.com


SUGGESTED CHORD FINGERINGS (capo 6, modal chords):

  Am       G         D
|-0-|    |-3-|     |-0-|
|-0-|    |-3-|     |-1-|
|-2-|    |-0-|     |-2-|
|-2-|    |-0-|     |-0-|
|-0-|    |-2-|     |---|
|---|    |-3-|     |---|


CHORD CHART
|Am |Am |Am |G |G |D |D |Am |


Am
Caleb Meyer he lived alone
                  G
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)