JEFFREY FOUCAULT CHORDS & LYRICS


GHOST REPEATER

Capo II

(C)All of the drunks
Dressed (Fmaj7)up like (C)Santa Claus
Ring Salvation (G)Army (C)bells
But the town square is quiet
The (Fmaj7)juke joints are (C)empty
Everyoneís buying
What (G)no one can (C)sell

(C)(Fmaj7)(C)(G)(C)

And the (Am)girl I (Fmaj7)loved once
(C)Came to me last night
In a dream with a secret to (G)tell
She (C)whispered close
Canít you (Fmaj7)hear the (C)ocean?
As she leaned her ear
Against a (G)shotgun (C)shell

CHORUS
(Fmaj7)Dark was the night
Cold was the ground
I could (C)barely make out the (Fmaj7)song
Of the (C)Ghost Repeaters
Singing (Fmaj7)Halle(C)lujah
His truth is (G)marching (C)on

(C)(Fmaj7)(C)(G)(C)

(C)Willie Maeís crying
At the (Fmaj7)toll booth to (C)heaven
With a bottle of gin
And a (G)gold-toothed (C)smile
Where the dreams pile up
All (Fmaj7)washed out and (C)broken
As thick as the stars
On the (G)Miracle (C)Mile

(C)(Fmaj7)(C)(G)(C)

But the (Am)movie is (Fmaj7)over
The (C)theater is empty
The credits are starting to (G)roll
And the (C)wages of sin
Don't ad(Fmaj7)just for in(C)flation
Itís a buyerís market
When you (G)sell your (C)soul

CHORUS

(C)The plaza is dark
The (Fmaj7)picadors are (C)dreaming
Of blood in the alleys
And (G)rust on the (C)vines
They sandbag the bulls
And (Fmaj7)prop up the (C)matadors
Itís a sweetheart contract
Theyíre (G)taking their (C)time

(C)(Fmaj7)(C)(G)(C)

And (Am)all the ghost (Fmaj7)prisoners
Who (C)aren't in the ghost prisons
Donít weep at the sound
Of your (G)name
They just (C)stare at the clouds
Of (Fmaj7)passenger (C)pigeons
Winging back home
To the (G)cities of the (C)plain

CHORUS

(C)The star up above
The 5th (Fmaj7)Avenue (C)Christmas tree
Is shining tonight
Through the (G)cold and the (C)rain
To light all the faces
In the (Fmaj7)live na(C)tivity
Down on the floor
Of the (G)stock ex(C)change

(Fmaj7)Dark is the night
Cold is the ground
The (C)armies march out to de(Fmaj7)fend
And the (C)Ghost Repeaters
Of the (Fmaj7)reve(C)lators
Are singing "Peace on Earth
And Good (G)Will to all (C)Men"


TRAIN TO JACKSON

Capo II

Dsus2: 200320

Intro: (Am)(G)(Dsus2)(Am)

(Am)Dead before the sun could rise
I (G)stole the silver off my loverís eyes
(Dsus2)Rolled out on the dark demise
Of midnightís breaking (Am)day
I was born full grown and raised up wild
(G)All mortal bones and passions piled
(Dsus2)Upon my head the blessed child
The father of the (Am)man

I cut my (G)hair and caught a train to (Am)Jackson
I took a (G)name and found the range
Where my (Am)voice could make no sound
I met a (G)man he told me ďSon,
I can (Am)see youíre on the run
If you (G)tell me where youíre going
(Dsus2)Iíll tell you where youíre (Am)boundĒ (G)(Dsus2)(Am)

(Am)They put me off outside of town
A (G)cold black rain was coming down
I (Dsus2)lay my head on the red clay ground
And slept for a thousand (Am)years
I woke into a fever dream
Where (G)silence talked and money screamed
And (Dsus2)nothing was but only seemed
And nobody seemed to (Am)care

I cut my (G)teeth on the bread of pure tempt(Am)ation
I tried it (G)all and I learned to fall
Like I would (Am)never hit the ground
I met a (G)ghost who looked like me
I asked him, (Am)ďIs it plain to see
Or is it (G)hidden?Ē
(Dsus2)He never made a (Am)sound (G)(Dsus2)(Am)

I was a (Am)lion in a circus ring
A (G)scarecrow dressed up like a king
(Dsus2)Innocent of anything
Like love and going (Am)blind
So I set all my clothes on fire
(G)Sold my soul to any buyer
(Dsus2)Wrapped my heart in concertina wire
And showed it for a (Am)song

I cut and (G)run I ran until I (Am)stumbled
I struck out a(G)lone a rolling stone
Forty (Am)days came up and down
I chased the (G)river to the source
I met a (Am)girl on a pale horse
She (G)pressed her fingers up against my(Dsus2) lips
And I fell down dead and (Am)gone (G)(Dsus2)(Am)


ONE PART LOVE

Capo IV

Intro: (C)(Em)(Fmaj7)(C)(G)

(C)I tumbled out of Gateshead
It was a (Em)lazy afternoon
I put the (Fmaj7)pedal down for southbound
Beneath an (C)early rising moon

And I (C)ended up in Durham
Standing (Em)underneath the rain
Sometimes the (Fmaj7)whole world is a city
Where (C)no one knows your (G)name

There was a (Am)gypsy selling papers
She sounded (Fmaj7)like a mourning dove
Calling (Am)soft and sad and quiet
One part (G)grief and one part love

One part love
One part (Am)love
One part (G)love (Am)(Fmaj7)(G)

It was a (C)late night in Newcastle
And I (Em)made myself a friend
We traded (Fmaj7)cab fare from the hotel
Across the (C)Tyne and back a(G)gain

And we (C)stood each other beers
Out of the (Em)money from the show
And then we (Fmaj7)talked about the job
And indie (C)bands and bars back (G)home

And with the (Am)hotel windows open
I slept and (Fmaj7)woke and slept again
And I (Am)dreamed they burned a city
With a (G)suitcase and a grin

And so I (C)stood in Durham City
Beneath the (Em)castle and the keep
And I heard a (Fmaj7)gypsy woman selling
Like one part (C)love and one part (G)grief

And my (Am)dream came to me waking
On the (Fmaj7))cobbles in the rain
Maybe (Am)nothing is forever
(G)Nothing is in vain

One part love
One part (Am)love
One part (G)love (Am)(Fmaj7)(G)

(C)(Em)(Fmaj7)(C)


MESA, ARIZONA

Most of the (C) chords in this song have a high G note added, so play it 032013. And the (Am) doesn't sound like it's in the first position, so try it as a barre chord at the fifth fret played 577555

Intro: (C)(Am)(F)(C)

(C)All alone (Am)in a Mexican joint
(F)In Mesa, Ari(C)zona
Mariachi band
(Am)On the jukebox
(F)And an empty Cor(C)ona
And the sun gone down
(Am)In the pale thin pink
Thereís (F)no one to talk to
(Dm)All I can think
Is your (C)eyes are full of train smoke
And your (Am)mouth tastes like rain
And I (F)know when I know nothing
I will (Dm)always know your name
Youíre my (C)one and only (Am)one
Youíre my only (F)one

(C)Out here working
(Am)In the neon lights
(F)Where the temperature is (C)falling
Itís hotel coffee
(Am)Red-eye flights and (F)Honey
Iím your midnight ringer (C)calling
And the snow comes down
(Am)From this desert sky
And I tell (F)everybody something
But itís (Dm)usually good-bye
But not (C)you, youíre my (Am)one
Youíre my only (F)one

You're the (C)one I want to talk to
You're the (Am)one I know to call
You're the (F)one whoís going to catch me
When my (Dm)pride leads to a fall
Youíre the (Bb)sky all full of starlings
And an (F)ax blade shining in the (C)sun
Youíre the (Bb)angel touched a coal
Against my (F)lips
Youíre my only (C)one

(C)(Am)(F)(C) . . . (C)(Am)(F)(C)

(C)Reel to reel
(Am)The country rolls
And the (F)towns slide by
Like ghost (C)repeaters
Of faded billboards (Am)and big-box stores
(F)Like a movie of an empty (C)theater
You look around and wonder
When the (Am)seams are going to fail
And how (F)dear the cost of living
Where (Dm)everythingís for sale
Except (C)you youíre my (Am)one
Youíre my only (F)one
You're my (C)one and only (Am)one
Youíre my only (F)one

(C)And Iím all alone
(Am)In a Mexican joint
(F)In Mesa, Ari(C)zona (Am)(F)(C) . . . (C)(Am)(F)(C) . . . repeat/fade . . .


STRIPPING CANE

Capo I

The signature part of this song is the riff Jeffrey does off the (Am) chord. It's basically just a hammer-on on the third fret on the high E string, and one on the third fret on the B string.

Intro: (Am)(Fmaj7)(G)(Am)

(Am)There's no more room for angels
To dance or even stand
Upon this pin entangled
Bleeding (Fmaj7)sugar from our hands
Bleeding (G)ashes from our feet
Won't you (Am)help me count my sheep
Won't you (G)help me count my sheep to(Am)night

(Am)You make your heart a decoration
It's like a broken violin
So carefully made empty
Taking (Fmaj7)only silence in
Taking (G)saccharine to kill your pain
Won't you (Am)help me stripping cane
Won't you (G)help me stripping cane to(Am)night

Stripping (D7/F#))cane for something sweet
Stripping (Am)cane a man complete is born
His (G)heart a thing to hold both dark and (Am)light
Stripping (D7/F#))cane no tongue can tell
The silent (Am)ring of this empty bell
Won't you (G)tell me fare thee well
(E7)Fare thee well tonight(Am)

(Am)I've got nowhere to go now
I'm like a bird in an eclipse
And the grammar of our bodies
Breathing (Fmaj7)poems to our lips
Breathing (G)verses out of rhyme
Won't you (Am)help me killing time
Won't you (G)help me killing time to(Am)night

(Am)There's no more room for angels
To dance or even stand
Upon this pin entangled
Bleeding (Fmaj7)sugar from our hands
Bleeding (G)ashes from our feet
Won't you (Am)help me count my sheep
Won't you (G)help me count my sheep to(Am)night
Won't you (G)help me count my sheep to(Am)night
Won't you (G)help me (Am)


DOVE AND THE WATERLINE

On the recorded version of this great song, I believe Jeffrey tunes his guitar down half a step. To play along with the CD, you'd have to capo up to the 11th fret. This transcription stays true to the fingering, not the recorded key.

(Em)I wrote you a song (G)from under the sky
From the (D)field where the (C)snow fell (Em)down
And the town threw up its light
Against the (G)clouds into the night
Like a (D)wall to keep the (C)flood from bearing (Em)down

And (G)I said hello, can you (D)help me
Do you know what I'm (C)doing
Can you (D)tell me where I'm (Em)bound
(G)The stars all have names
And the (D)angels have the same
But I'm (C)lost and I so much (D)want to be (Em)found

(Em)I wrote you a prayer (G)from inside the walls
Of my (D)country where the (C)cold wind (Em)blows
And a storm into the sea
Rang out a(G)gainst man's every plea
To rouse my (D)soul and steal my (C)body down be(Em)low

And (G)I said hello can you (D)help me
Do you know what I'm (C)doing
Can you (D)tell me where I'm (Em)bound
(G)I'm cast away into the (D)deep and compassed there
No soul to (C)keep afire and to the (D)water burning (Em)down

And (G)I said hello, can you (D)help me
Do you know what I'm (C)doing
Can you (D)tell me where I'm (Em)bound
The stars all have names
(G)And the angels have the same
But I'm (D)lost and I (C)want to be (Em)found

(Em)I wrote you a song (G)from under the sky
From the (D)field where the (C)snow fell (Em)down
And the town threw up its light
Against the (G)clouds into the night
Like a (D)wall to keep the (C)flood from bearing (Em)down


BATTLE HYMN (OF THE COLLEGE DROPOUT FARMHAND)

Capo I

Intro: (G)(Em)(C) . . . (G)(D)(C)

(G)The humble sky is (Em)falling down
On (C)golden mother (G)May
The sun in shadows (D)rising
Paints the (C)dawning break of day
(G)And you could ask ten (D)thousand times
(C)How come I left that day
(G)But the answer won't (D)change your mind
And (C)I've got nothing (D)else to (G)say

CHORUS
Mine (D)eyes have seen the glory Of that (C)ragged flag un(G)furled
And I wonder when the (Em)light of the last
(C)Honest man passed from this weary world and they say
(G)Home is where the (D)heart is
(C)My home ain't in this town
I build (G)walls just to (D)climb them
(C)Climb them just so you can help me (G)down
Help me (D)down
Help me (C)down

(G)Hear me oh (D)hear me
(C)These times they grow faint
(G)And the years spring up (D)new like (C)the In(C/B)dian (Am)paint
(G)Our dreams they suc(D)ceed us
(C)Our children we taint
(G)Pray for my (D)soul (C)the times (D)they grow (G)faint

CHORUS


NORTHBOUND 35

Capo II

(C)Northbound 3(G)5
Through the (Am)iron hills
Under (Fmaj7)infidel skies
It's (C)two hundred miles to (G)drive
You won't be (Am)home (Fmaj7)

(C)I saw an elsebound (G)train
On the (Am)overpass
In the (Fmaj7)driving rain
Every (C)ticket costs the (G)same
For where you can't (Am)go (Fmaj7)

CHORUS:
(G)Mustang (Fmaj7)horses, (C)champagne (G)glasses
(Am)Anything (Fmaj7)frail anything (C)wild (G)
Itís the price of living (Fmaj7)motion
What's (C)beautiful is (G)broken
And (Am)grace is just the (Fmaj7)measure of a (C)fall (G)(Am)(Fmaj7)

(C)So I rolled into your (G)town
I (Am)passed the smokestacks
And the (Fmaj7)ore docks down off of (C)Main
And the sky spun a(G)round
With her diamonds on (Am)fire (Fmaj7)

(C)We fought all night and then we (G)danced
In your (Am)kitchen
You were as (Fmaj7)much in my hands
As (C)water or darkness or (G)nothing
Can ever be (Am)held (Fmaj7)

CHORUS

It's just (C)flashes that we (G)own
Little (Am)snapshots
Made of (Fmaj7)breath and of bone
And (C)out on the darkling plain a(G)lone
They light up the (Am)sky (Fmaj7)

(C)It's 51 and driving (G)south
Ain't it (Am)funny
How (Fmaj7)things'll turn out
I (C)never even kissed you on the (G)mouth
When we said good(Am)bye (Fmaj7)

CHORUS