Song: Goodbye England Covered In Snow

Band: Laura Marling
Composed By: Laura Marling

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																				Although I've a funny feeling she plays it in a different tuning, I reckon this 
sounds about right. It may be completely wrong, in which case I'm sorry.

D Bm G D


            D

You were so smart then,
                   Bm
In your jacket and coat,
               A

My softest red scarf was,
             D

Warming your throat.
              D

Winter was on us,
                 Bm
At the end of my nose,
                 G       (A?)                      D
And I never love England more than when covered in snow.



    


       Bm                       A

Well a friend of mine says it's good to hear,
    G                       D

You believe in love even if set in fear,
                   Bm                A

Well I'll hold you there brother and set you straight,
     G              D                            A

I only believe true love is frail and willing to break.


            D

I will come back here,
                       Bm
Bring me back when I'm old,
          A

I want to lay here,
               D

Forever in the cold,
           D

I might be cold but,
                  Bm
I'm just skin and bone,
                 G       (A?)                      D
And I never love England more than when covered in snow.


D                             Bm
I wrote my name in your book, only God knows why,
      A

And I bet you that he cracked a smile,
        G                                D

And I'm clearing all the stuff out of my room,
D

Trying desperately to figure out,
A

What it is that makes me blue,
      G                        D

And I wrote an epic letter to you,

And it's 22 pages front and back,
         A

And it's too good to be used,
      G                                  D

And I tried to be a girl who likes to be used,
        D

I'm too good for that,
          G

There's a mind under this hat and I,
Bm                                        D

Called them all and told them i've got to move.


D                Bm
I'm out of love, it's too hard,
Bm              Bm
I'm all alone, it's too hard,
D         Bm       D        Bm
Feel like running, feel like running,
A

Running off.


D           Bm        D       Bm       A

And we will keep you, we will keep you little one
G               A

Safe from harm, like an extra arm
                D

You are part of us.


            D

You were so smart then,
                   Bm
In your jacket and coat,
               A

My softest red scarf was,
             D

Warming your throat.
              D

Winter will us,
                    Bm
Left the end of my nose,
                 G       (A?)                      D
And I never love England more than when covered in snow.

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • I Speak Because I Can

    Genre: Folk Label: Ribbon Music Song Duration on Album: 3:45 Album Duration: 36:59

    Release Date: 2010

    Moods: Earthy, Organic, Wistful, Amiable/Good-Natured, Bright, Delicate, Fun, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Passionate, Springlike, Bittersweet, Literate, Plaintive, Poignant, Ramshackle, Searching, Gentle, Reflective, Sentimental, Earnest

    Styles: Alternative Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

    Themes: Introspection, Rainy Day, Reflection

  • Live from York Minster

    Label: Diverse Records

    Release Date: July 6, 2013

  • Barclaycard Mercury Prize: 2010 Albums of the Year

    Label: Mmp / Virgin Song Duration on Album: 3:46

    Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock

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