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Send My Fond Regards to Lonelyville

Elvis Perkins

from the album Elvis Perkins in Dearland released in 2009

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Lyrics

(capo 7th fret)

Intro

C

Verse

C G C Send my fond regards to Lonelyville C G C I'm staying in my well appointed valley on the hill F G G7 Oh, I'll grow hale on seawater, a son on the honey milk C G C F C G C And leave something to loneliness, Sweet William will I once was there to find the girl, that mystic morning's eve There in the shade with all things up its sleeves Waking to the marvel, to be northern, to be free You can hear the sound of southern belles, follow where she please Some with the forked tongues, they'd love again to unlearn Some for a heart, a brushed yet stainless urn You see some say for a spell, well it's the last they're seen or heard But for all the night falls for each alone, each alone will yearn Now say hello to the blind king He was two hands younger and both empty of his queen In her place the lone spade waltzed right in to a silent hymn See him bow and bend at twenty one and Jack the Blacksmith's crying Yes, this is how they come to leave their lonelinesses The weeks will pass in a tennis match before she for him undresses For so long with no point for the distant mister and the near misses It will be love, love from above when at length the arrow hisses (instrumental verse / break) Now the waterfall wallpaper clings to its dear life Our 2-D holiday burns clear through the night The holy lonely lead their piebalds down to the tide Singing, oh no my heart will not be claimed by the fire They cast the independent man, his anchor and his spear First in gold then out the capitol and through the prism of his tears The moon sets to the great purse of the sea like a folding mirror As pointed for the promise land the sisters disappear I set my prayers tonight for Lonelyville To fall with the snow at that lone windowsill The ghost of the wolf moonlight to fall on Slater Mill And leave something to loneliness Sweet William will (instrumental break, fade to end)

Notes & Tabs

Capo 7th Fret, Standard Tuning

In order to play along with the recorded album version of this song, you will need to put a capo on the 7th fret and play with standard tuning using the chords above. If you're not using a capo and still want to play in key with the album, play in the key of G.

Guitar Chords Used

Here are the guitar chords used to play this song. Fairly straightforward C, F, G. The G7 I note in the chords above isn't a strict requirements, but rather can help mix it up a bit. As always, listen along for reference.

e-|----0----1----3----1----
B-|----1----1----0----0----
G-|----0----2----0----0----
D-|----2----3----0----0----
A-|----3----3----2----2----
E-|---------1----3----3----
       C    F    G    G7 

Giving Voice to the Ending of Each Verse

This is relatively subtle, but here is a rough tab I use for approaching the end of each verse. The key here is to ideally give the musical impression of a ride and fall through the chords being played. Again -- don't take these tabs too literally -- only explore them to the extent they give the sound you're looking for. As always, listen along for reference.

e-|----------------0----1----0--------------
B-|----1-----3-----1----1----1----3----1----
G-|----0-----0-----0----2----0----0----0----
D-|----2-----0----------3---------0----2----
A-|----3-----------3---------3---------3----
E-|----------3--------------------3---------
       C     G     C    F    C    G    C 

Videos

Album Version

Here is a video which features the recorded album version of this song. Listen along while referring to the chords and lyrics shown above.



Elvis Perkins Solo Acoustic Version

Here is a solo acoustic version of the song, performed lived by Elvis Perkins at WNRN Radio. It is helpful if you want to watch his strumming, etc. Note that he plays this in the key of G (instead of C, as shown above) and does not use a capo. That said, you can play along with this version using a capo (and the chords above) just fine.



Chord Progressions

Intro

| C . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

Verse

"Send my fond regards to Lonelyville..."
| C . . . | . . . . | G . . . | C . . . | . . . . | . . . . |
| C . . . | . . . . | G . . . | C . . . | . . . . | . . . . |
"Oh, I'll grow hale on seawater, a son on the honey milk..."
| F . . . | . . . . | G . . . | . . . . | G7 . . . | . . . . |
"And leave something to loneliness, Sweet William will..."
| C . G . | C . F . | C . G . | C . . . | . . . . | . . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Send My Fond Regards to Lonelyville
Artist: Elvis Perkins
Album: Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Year: 2009
Label: XL

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