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Gold Rush Brides by 10,000 Maniacs

from the album 10,000 Maniacs Unplugged


Chord shapes :

Gm      355333
F       133211
C/E     XX2013
G/B     X2003X
G7sus4/DXX0011


Intro :  Gm     F     C

                   F                      C/E           C   G/B    Am C
        Follow the typical signs, the hand painted lines down prairie roads

                 F                     C/E                     C    G/B  Am
C
        Pass the lone church spire, pass the talking wire from where    to
who knows?

Gsus4/D  F    C             F                    C/E    
                  There's no way to divide the beauty of the sky from the

        C    G/B  Am C                F                     C/E

        wild western plains.  Where a man could drift in legendary myth by  

      C       G/B Am C         G7sus4/D    F     C
        roaming over spaces                           The land was free

                G7sus4/D         F      C      Gm
        and the price was right             Dakota on the wall is a

        F                             C            Gm                       F
        white robed woman tall yet maidenly.  Such power in her hand as she
hails

                           C           Gm                              F    
        the wagon man's family.  I see Indians that crawl through this
mural that

                    C
        recalls our history.


Verse 2:  Who were the homestead wives?  Who were the gold rush brides?
        Does anybody know?  Do their works survive their yellow fever lives in
        pages they wrote?  The land was free yet it cost their lives.  
        In miner's lust for gold a family's house was bought and sold,
piece by piece.
        A widow staked her claim on a dollar and his name, so painfully.
        In letters mailed back home, her Eastern sisters they would moan as
they
        would read

      Gm                         F                       C
        accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness, and grief

      Gm                         F                        C
        accounts of madness, childbirth, loneliness, and grief  (repeat
several times)

Ending :  Gm     F     C
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