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Marianne Faithful - Sister Morphine (Chord)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (10) on 10/12/17 1 comment
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Sister Morphine.
Marianne Faithfull.
Album: Broken English (1979)

Jagger & Richard had this as a track without lyrics,
so Marianne Faithfull wrote the lyrics and the song 
was released as a 'B' side of 'Something Better' 
21st February 1969. Quickly withdrawn when Decca 
realised what it was about. In the U.K. the song was 
credited to 'Faithfull' but in the U.S.A. London Records gave 
credit to the Stones who released their version in 1971.
Later in 1969 Marianne was in Australia with Jagger for
the filming of Ned Kelly, she was admitted to hospital
after overdosing on sleeping tablets! Ironic huh!
Currently a copy is around 60 in the U.K.

D/A  X04232
Am7  002013

Intro: Am C Am Am7 

Am     Am7       Am       Am7
Here I lie in my hospital bed,
D/A             Am                                  Am7
Tell me, Sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
G                                 F
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long,
C           G                  F   Am Am7 Am
Oh, you see that my pain is so strong.

Am            Am7                  Am                         Am7
All the other patients say they've never seen a man with such pain,
D/A             Am                     Am7          Am
Tell me, Sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
G                                 F
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long,
C            G                 F   Am
Oh, you see, that I'm not that strong?

Am                                            Am7
The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears,
D/A             Am            Am7                    Am
Tell me, Sister Morphine, how long have I been lying here?
G                       F      E                           F
What am I doing in this place? Why does the doctor have no face?
G                            F
Oh, I can't crawl across the floor,
          Am          F                            Am   Am7 Am
Can't you see, Sister Morphine, I'm just trying to score.

Well, it just goes to show things are not what they seem,

Please, Sister Morphine, turn my nightmare into dreams,
G                            F
Oh, can't you see I'm fading fast,
Am                 F           Am Am7 Am
And that this shot will be the last.

Sweet Cousin Cocaine, lay your cool hands on my head,
                                   D          Am
Hey, Sister Morphine, you'd better make up my bed,
          G/A G                   F
'Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead,
            Am                     F
And you can sit around and you can watch,
                E7             Am  (hold)
The clean white sheets stained red.

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