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Edward

Lady Diamond

Lady Diamond
'Johnson'

Intro
On 3rd and 4th strings
(Open 3rd string; 4th string at frets 2,4,5)

 

Verse 1
[D]There was a lord, a lord lived [G]in the North Count[D]ry
[A7]He was a man of wealth and fame[D]
He only had one child, a [G]child but only one[D]
[A*]And Lady Diamond was her name[D]

[Bb]She did not love a lord, she [D]did not love a king
[Bm]She loved a [D]kitchen boy, and William was his name[A*]
[D]And though he brought her joy, he [G]also brought her [D]shame
[A*]And he gave his heart to Lady [D]Diamond.

 

Chorus
"And his [D]hair [D/C#]shines like [Bm]gold,"[Bm/A] said Lady [Em]Diamond[A7]
"And his [D]eyes [D/C#]like crystal [Bm]stones," [Bm/A]said Lady [Em]Diamond[A7]
[Bm]"Bright as the silver moon" she said, [A]"bright as the sun that shines"
[Bm]"Bright as the silver moon" she said, [A]"bright as the sun that shines"
[A*]On Lady [D]Diamond

 

Verse 2
It was a Winter's night the lord could get no rest
To Lady Diamond's room he came
He sat down on her bed just like a wondering ghost
Now Lady Diamond tell me plain

"Do you love a lord", he said, "or do you love a king?"
"I love a kitchen boy, and William is his name.
And better I love that boy than all your well-bred men;
I have his heart", said Lady Diamond.

 

(Instrumental Break - verse)

Oh where are all my men, he said, that I gave meat and fee
Go fetch the kitchen boy and bring him here to me.
They dragged him from the house and hung him on a tree,
And they gave his heart to Lady Diamond.

 

Chorus

 

Note
A*: ascending base line from 5th string.

 

Lady Diamond transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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Edward
'Johnson'

Intro
[G5] [C5] [F5] [C5] [G5] [C5] [F5]
(Repeat)

Verse 1
[G5]What's that [C5]blood upon your [F5]sword, Ed[G5]ward?
[G5]It is the [C5]blood of my grey [F5]mare.
[G5]Your grey mare's [C5]blood is never that [F5]red, Ed[G5]ward;
[G5]You're telling [C5]lies, you're [F5]telling [G5]lies.

Verse 2
What's that blood upon your sword, Edward?
It is the blood of my greyhound.
Your greyhound's blood is never that red, Edward;
You're telling lies, you're telling lies.

Verse 3
What's that blood upon your sword, Edward?
It is the blood of my great hawk.
Your great hawk's blood is never that red, Edward;
You're telling lies, you're telling lies.

Chorus
[D]And the sun will [D7]never shine, [G]Edward
[D]And the moon has [D7]lost its [G]light.
[G]And the sun will never [C]shine, [F]Ed[G]ward;
[Em](You're) telling [G]lies, (you're) [F]telling [G]lies.

Verse 4
What's that blood on your sword, Edward?
It is the blood of my brother.
Why did you kill your own brother, Edward?
For telling lies, for telling lies.

Chorus

Instrumental break [chorus]

Verse 5
What will you do, where will you go, Edward?
What will you do, how will you die?
I'll sail away, I'll sail away mother,
Oh and you'll never see more of me.

Verse 6
What of you wife, what of your sons, Edward?
And what will you leave to your mother dear?
The curse of hell to burn her with, mother;
For telling lies, for telling lies

Repeat chorus
You're telling lies, telling lies
Telling lies, telling lies (repeat to fade)

 

Edward transcribed by IAN CRABB.
Thanks Ian.

 

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