transcription from jonimitchell.com
The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms)
Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell
Tuning: AAEGCE "Joni" Tuning: A 12 7354
777700 000200 Study war no 777700 more Lay down your 000200 arms Study war no 777700 more Lay 'em down Lay 'em 000200 down now Study war no 777700 more Lay down your 000200 arms Study war no (more) 888700 News reels rattle the 777700 Nazi dread The 333020 able-bodied have shipped away 888700 Molly McGee gets her 777700 tea leaves read 333020 You'll be married in a month, they say 888700 "These leaves are 777700 crazy 333020 look at this town - there's no men left 888700 Just frail old boys and 777700 babies 333020 talking to teacher in the treble clef" 777700 She plants her garden in the 000200 spring 777700 She does the winter shovel- 000200 ling 777700 Tokyo Rose on the 000200 radio 777700 She says she's leavin' but 000200 she don't go Additional verses: Out of the blue - just passin' thru A young flight sergeant On two weeks leave - Says "Molly McGee - no one else will do!" And seals the tea-leaf prophecy Oh these nights are strong and soft - Private passions and secret storms Nothin' about him ticks her off And he looks so cute in his uniform She plants her garden in the spring He does the winter shovelling But summer's just a sneeze In a long-long-bad-winter cold She says "I'm leavin' here" but she don't go. "Sleep little darlin'! This is your happy home. Hiroshima cannot be pardoned! Don't have kids when you get grown Because, this world is shattered. The wise are mourning - The fools are joking. Oh - what does it matter? The wash needs ironing And the fire needs stoking." She plants her garden in the spring He does the winter shovelling The three of 'em laughin' 'round the radio She says "I'm leavin' here" but she don't go. She plants her garden in the spring They do the winter shovelling They sit up late and watch the Johnny Carson Show She says "I'm leavin' here" but she don't go. © 1988 Crazy Crow Music BMI
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