Owen's Lament
Written by Glenn Richards
guitar tab by Tim Byron

                    Em    F#m    Gm
e|------------------3-----5-----6------
b|-------------------------------------
g|-------------------------------------
d|------------------2-----4-----5------
a|-------------------------------------
e|-------------------------------------

 v1:
   Abm                           Gm F#m  Em                           F#m Gm
e|:----7--------7--------7-----7--6--5--|----3--------3-------3-----3--5--6--:|
b|:-------9--------9--------9-----------|-------5--------5-------5-----------:|
g|:----------8--------------------------|----------4-------------------------:|
d|:-6-----------------6--------6--5--4--|-2-----------------2-------2--4--5--:|
a|:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|
e|:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|

   B                                    Em                           
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------|
b|----2--------2--------2-------2-----|----8--------8-----8-----10----11---|
g|-------8--------8-------8--------8--|-------9--------9-------------------|
d|------------------------------------|----------9-------------------------|
a|----------9----------------9--------|-7-----------------7-----9-----10---|
e|-7-----------------7----------------|------------------------------------|

    Abm                                   Em
e|:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|
b|:----12-------12-------12-------12----|----8--------8-------8--------8-----:|
g|:-------13-------13-------13-------13-|-------9--------9-------9--------9--:|
d|:----------13----------------13-------|----------9----------------9--------:|
a|:-11----------------11----------------|-7-----------------7----------------:|
e|:-------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|
v1:Level your fretting I won't be forgetting the flush of your face,  when I
v1:Lifted you level to me and the wattle tree framed your  body
v2:If    you have to go       please              go       light-  ly 
v2:Keep  it to    a  fox      trot       Whether  he's  a  fox  or not

   Dbm                                   Em
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|----5--------5--------5--------5-----|----8--------8--------8--------8-----|
g|-------6--------6--------6--------6--|-------9--------9--------9--------9--|
d|----------6-----------------6--------|----------9-----------------9--------|
a|-4-----------------4-----------------|-7-----------------7-----------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:               In whispers           Welling  with the dope    of a
v2:                  Keep     it        cold,         keep all your heat for

   B                                    Dbm
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|----2--------2--------2--------2-----|----5--------5--------5--------5-----|
g|-------8--------8--------8--------8--|-------6--------6--------6--------6--|
d|-------------------------------------|----------6-----------------6--------|
a|----------9-----------------9--------|-4-----------------4-----------------|
e|-7-----------------7-----------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:New      spring,             you said "Kill     me a     dynasty   or our 
v2:Me-      -ee.                                 I'll  be needing  it   for 
 
   A                                     E
e|-------------------------------------|----4--------4--------4--------4-----|
b|-------------------------------------|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|
g|----6--------6--------6--------6-----|----------4-----------------4--------|
d|-------7--------7--------7--------7--|-2-----------------2-----------------|
a|----------7-----------------7--------|-------------------------------------|
e|-5-----------------5-----------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:love     won't    mean     a     thing.                              A
v2:When     I'm      cold     you   see                              Let your

 
   Ab                                    A
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
g|----5--------5--------5--------5-----|----6--------6--------6--------6-----|
d|-------6--------6--------6--------6--|-------7--------7--------7--------7--|
a|----------6-----------------6--------|----------7-----------------7--------|
e|-4-----------------4-----------------|-5-----------------5-----------------|
v1:bullet   for a    dia-     mond      ring.                            A
v2:children remind   you      of        me.                          Whether

   F#m                                   Abm
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
g|----2--------2--------2--------2-----|----4--------4--------4--------4-----|
d|-------4--------4--------4--------4--|-------6--------6--------6--------6--|
a|----------4-----------------4--------|----------6-----------------6--------|
e|-2-----------------2-----------------|-4-----------------4-----------------|
v1:fa-      vour     prom-    ised, a   promise        delivered   and
v2:by       a-       noth-    er    or  by             the ghost   of 

   A                 E                   Bm
e|----------------------4--------4-----|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------5--------5--|----3--------3--------3--------3-----|
g|----6--------6--------------4--------|-------4--------4--------4--------4--|
d|-------7--------7--2-----------------|----------4-----------------4--------|
a|----------7--------------------------|-2-----------------2-----------------|
e|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:more           to you.                                                It's
v2:me             in you 

   D                                     E
e|----2-----------------2--------------|----4--------4--------4--------4-----|
b|-------3-----------------3-----------|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|
g|----------------2-----------------2--|----------4-----------------4--------|
d|----------2-/4--------------2-/4-----|-2-----------------2-----------------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:On-      ly    a  war     I'll be    back        to your shore       be-
v2:There             goes    my         baby,                         I would 

   E                                     Bm
e|----4--------4--------4--------4-----|-------------------------------------|
b|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|----3--------3--------3--------3-----|
g|----------4-----------------4--------|-------4--------4--------4--------4--|
d|-2-----------------2-----------------|----------4-----------------4--------|
a|-------------------------------------|-2-----------------2-----------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:-fore    you   know       I'm        gone.                         Then I'll
v2:think    of    you        and  the   palm tree                   would

1|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Dm
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|----6--------6--------6--------6-----|----6--------6-----6-----8-----9-----|
g|-------7--------7--------7--------7--|-------7--------7--------------------|
d|----------7-----------------7--------|----------7--------------------------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|-5-----------------5-----7-----8-----|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v1:cover    your     body.                                      go back to 

2|---------------?
   D                                   
e|----2--------2-------2--------2------|
b|-------3--------3-------3-------3----|
g|-------------------------------------|
d|----------4----------------4---------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|
e|-------------------------------------|
v2:cover       your  body          and

 
   A                 E                   Bm
e|----------------------4--------4-----|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------------5--------5--|----3--------3--------3--------3-----|
g|----6--------6--------------4--------|-------4--------4--------4--------4--|
d|-------7--------7--2-----------------|----------4-----------------4--------|
a|----------7--------------------------|-2-----------------2-----------------|
e|-5-----------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v2:you,              you,               you.                            In

   D                                     E
e|----2----------------2---------------|----4--------4-------4---------4-----|
b|-------3----------------3------------|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|
g|----------------2----------------2---|----------4-----------------4--------|
d|----------2-/4-------------2-/4------|-2-----------------2-----------------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v2:love     and      war     we are     bound       by a  law      it goes to

   E                                     Bm
e|----4--------4-------4---------4-----|-------------------------------------|
b|-------5--------5--------5--------5--|----3--------3--------3--------3-----|
g|----------4-----------------4--------|-------4--------4--------4--------4--|
d|-2-----------------2-----------------|----------4-----------------4--------|
a|-------------------------------------|-2-----------------2-----------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v2:you     and      then      to        yours                         to  re-

   D                                     D 
e|----2--------2-------2--------2------|----2--------2--------2--------2-----|
b|-------3--------3-------3--------3---|-------3--------3--------3--------3--|
g|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
d|----------4----------------4---------|----------4-----------------4--------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|-5-----------------5-----------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v2:cover    my       body.         Re-  cover    my       body.


   Dm
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|----6--------6--------6--------6-----|----6--------6-----6-----8-----9-----|
g|-------7--------7--------7---------7-|-------7--------7--------------------|
d|----------7-----------------7--------|----------7--------------------------|
a|-5-----------------5-----------------|-5-----------------5-----7-----8-----|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

  Abm                           Gm F#m  Em                           F#m Gm
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
b|---12-------12-------12----12-11-10-|----8--------8-------8-----8--10-11--|
g|------13-------13-------13----------|-------9--------9-------9------------|
d|---------13-------------------------|----------9--------------------------|
a|11----------------11-------11-10-9--|-7-----------------7-------7--9--10--|
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|

  Abm                           Gm F#m  Em                           
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||
b|---12-------12-------12----12-11-10-|----8--------8-----8~----------------||
g|------13-------13-------13----------|-------9--------9--9~----------------||
d|---------13-------------------------|----------9--------9~----------------||
a|11----------------11-------11-10-9--|-7-----------------7~----------------||
e|------------------------------------|-------------------------------------||

   B                Em     F#m Gm     Abm    Gm  F#m   Em     F#m Gm     B
e|----------------|----------------|:----------------|----------------:|----------------|
b|-2-(fill)-------|-8------10--11--|:-12-----11--10--|-8------10--11--:|-2--------------|
g|-8--------------|-9------11--12--|:-13-----12--11--|-9------11--12--:|-8--------------|
d|-9--------------|-9------11--12--|:-13-----12--11--|-9------11--12--:|-9--------------|
a|-9--------------|-7------9---10--|:-11-----10--9---|-7------9---10--:|-9--------------|
e|-7--------------|----------------|:----------------|----------------:|-7--------------|
                                                                     v3:My body My body and

 
   A                 E                   Bm
e|-------------------4--4--4--4--4--4--|-------------------------------------|
b|-------------------5--5--5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
g|-6--6--6--6--6--6--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
d|-7--7--7--7--7--7--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
a|-7--7--7--7--7--7--------------------|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
e|-5--5--5--5--5--5--------------------|-------------------------------------|
v3:you,              you,              you.                            
v4:you,              you,              you.
v5:you,              you,              you.                             In

   D                                     E
e|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
b|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
g|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
d|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
a|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-------------------------------------|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v3:There             goes    my        baby,                         I would 
v4:On-     ly    a  war     I'll be   back        to your shore       be-
v5:love     and      war     we are     bound       by a  law,    It goes to

   E                                      Bm
e|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-------------------------------------|
b|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|
g|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
d|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--|
a|-------------------------------------|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--|
e|-------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
v3:think    of    you        and  the  palm tree                    would   
v4:-fore    you   know       I'm       gone.                        Then I'll
v5:you      and      then     to       yours                         to re-

   D                                      D5       E5       F5       G5
e|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--:|-------------------------------------|
b|-3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--:|-------------------------------------|
g|-2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--2--:|-7--7--7--9--9--9--10-10-10-12-12-12-|
d|-4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--4--:|-------------------------------------|
a|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--:|-5--5--5--7--7--7--8--8--8--10-10-10-|
e|-------------------------------------:|-------------------------------------|
v3:cover       your  body          and
v4:cover       your  body          and 
v5:cover    my       body                                             re-
  
   Dm                                                      Dm    Em    Fm       Gm
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|----
b|-6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--6--|-6--6--6--6--6--6-----8-----9------|-10-
g|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--7--7-----9-----10-----|-11-
d|-7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--7--|-7--7--7--7--7--7-----9-----10-----|-11-
a|-5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|-5--5--5--5--5--5-----7-----8------|-9--
e|----------------------------------------|-----------------------------------|----
   cover    my       body...
 
 
[after some noise in first Abm, then F#5, this part is played, without the
 capo on two. a figure like the one below is played with some embellishments]

   C*                                   
e|:------------------------------------|----------------------------0--------|
b|:----1--------1--------1--------1----|----1--------1--------1-----1/3------|
g|:-------0--------0--------0--------0-|-------0--------0--------0--0--------|
d|:----------2-----------------2-------|----------2-----------------2/4------|
a|:-3-----------------3----------------|-3-----------------3--------3/5------|
e|:------------------------------------|-------------------------------------|
   She bound me up and hugged me
   She covered my body
   Not on your life, not on your life, not on your life
   Not on your life, not on your life, not on your life

   Am*                                   
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|
b|----1--------1--------1--------1----|----1--------1--------1--------1----:|
g|-------0--------0--------0--------0-|-------0--------0--------0--------0-:|
d|----------2-----------------2-------|----------2-----------------2-------:|
a|-0-----------------0----------------|-0-----------------0----------------:|
e|------------------------------------|------------------------------------:|
   O how the mother loves thee
   In a ragged flag and bloody
   Not on your life, not on your life, not on your life
   Not on your life, not on your life, not on your life

[Then a bit of bumbling around on a piano. Lots of C, F, G7 chords.
 There's a little pop at the end too.]
tim.