Song: Better Not Wake The Baby

Band: Decemberists

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I play this in D standard tuning, so 2 steps down.  Since it's all based around Em, it's 
really easy to play a
basic melody between strums since those top 3 strings will be open anyways.

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Em A5 Em A5 D Em


Em
Kick a hole in the hallway
                             A5
While singing like a painted lady
Em
Use your skull like a cannonball
Em     A5         D        Em
But it better not wake the baby



    


Chorus

D   Em
How long will this go on?
D   Em    A5
How long, indeed?
Em
You can bang a drum 'till the money's all gone
Em     A5         D        Em
But it better not wake the baby


Em
Make your moan of your lot in life
                     A5
Split your mind half crazy
Em
Gouge your eyes with a butter knife
Em     A5         D        Em
But it better not wake the baby

Chorus

Em
Drown yourself in crocodile tears
                    A5
Curse the gods what made 'ye
Em
Pine away for your better years
Em     A5         D        Em
But it better not wake the baby

Chorus x2

View Just Lyrics...

Giggle hole in the hallway wall
Singin' like a painted lady
Use your skull like a cannon ball
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Make you moan of your lot in life
Spit your mind half crazy
Gouge your eyes for the better?
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Drown yourself in crocodile tears
Curse the god what made thee
Find a way for your banner years
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the, better not wake the, better not wake the baby

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Capitol / Universal Song Duration on Album: 1:45 Album Duration: 52:57

    Release Date: January 20, 2015

    Moods: Earnest, Literate, Quirky, Ambitious, Cerebral, Lush, Passionate, Sophisticated, Energetic, Freewheeling, Intimate, Lively, Pastoral, Poignant, Wistful

    Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Chamber Pop, Indie Pop, Indie Rock

    Themes: Introspection, Reflection, The Creative Side

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