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Lifes Mistress  - Bruce Cockburn
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>From  "High Winds, White Sky".
Transcribed and tabbed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).

Capo 1st fret.


4/4 ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||------0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0----||
||----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--||
||*-----------------2---------------|-----------------2---------------*||
||*---------5---------------5-------|---------5---------------5-------*||
||--3-------------------------------|-3--------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||



 %  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||------0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
||----0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
||*-----------------2---------------|-----------------2---------------|
||*---------5---------------5-------|---------5---------------5-------|
||--3-------------------------------|-3-------------------------------|
||----------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    She     is      pass-  -ing       in      a       warm    breeze
    By      her     mid-   -dle       hang    the     ke- - - ys
    Queen   of      field   and       for-   -est     path-  -way


  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
|-----------------2---------------|-----------------2---------------|
|---------4---------------4-------|---------4---------------4-------|
|-2-------------------------------|-2-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  Bars    of      light   that      cross   the     floo- - r
  Made    to      o-     -pen       an-    -y       doo- - -r
  Un-    -der-   -stands  the       speech  of      sto- - -nes


  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|
|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|
|-----------------2---------------|-----------------2---------------|
|---------3---------------3-------|---------3---------------3-------|
|-1-------------------------------|-1-------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
  One     smoke   grey    curled    ti-    -ny      fea-   -ther
  E-     -ven the one     that      lets    in      cold    wind
  She     weaves  peace   a-       -pon     her     loo- - -m


  ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|-----0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0---||
|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-||
|-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------||
|---------2---------------2-------|---------2---------------2-------||
|-0-------------------------------|-0-------------------------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||
  Skips   a-      side
  From    out-    side
  Lifes   Mis-   -tress


 .......................................................................
  1.                                                                   |
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||-----0-------0-------0-------0---|-----0-------0-------0-------0----||
||---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0-|---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0--||
||-----------------0---------------|-----------------0---------------*||
||---------2---------------2-------|---------2---------------2-------*||
||-0-------------------------------|-0--------------------------------||
||---------------------------------|----------------------------------||


 ........................................................................
  2,3.                                                               $ To
   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .       ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   . Coda
||-----0-------0-------0-----0------|----0-------0---------0---0---0---||
||---0---0---0---0---0---0-----0----|------0-------0-------0---0---0---||
||-----------------0-------4-----4/-|-/7-----7/9-----7-7/9-------------||
||---------2------------------------|----------------------------------||
||-0--------------------------------|----------------------------------||
||----------------------------------|----------------------------------||



    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||----------5---------------5------|---------5---------------5------|
||----------3---------------3------|---------3---------------3------|
||*-----2-------2-------2-------2--|-----2-------2-------2-------2--|
||*-0------------------------------|-0------------------------------|
||------------------0--------------|-----------------0--------------|
||---------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    She     lives   in      a        house   of      col-   -our
    One     great   dog     of       gen-   -tle     man-   -ner


   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------5---------------5------|----------5---------------5-------||
|----------3---------------3------|----------3---------------3-------||
|------2-------2-------2-------2--|------2-------2-------2-------2--*||
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------*||
|------------------0--------------|------------------0---------------||
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------||
  Guard-  -ed      by      cats      three   in      num-   -ber  And
  In       among           the       trees


    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||----------5---------------5------|----------3---------------3------|
||----------3---------------3------|----------3---------------3------|
||------2-------2-------2-------4/-|-/5---5-------5-------5-------5--|
||--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
||------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------3---------------3------|----------5---------------5------|
|----------3---------------3------|----------5---------------5------|
|------5-------5-------5-------5/-|-/7---7-------7-------7-------7--|
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------5---------------5------|----------7---------------7------|
|----------5---------------5------|----------7---------------7------|
|------7-------7-------7-------7/-|-/9---9-------9-------9-------9--|
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .      ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------7---------------7------|-----------8---------------8------|
|----------7---------------7------|-----------8---------------8------|
|------9-------9-------9-------9/-|-/10--10------10------10------10--|
|--0------------------------------|---0------------------------------|
|------------------0--------------|-------------------0--------------|
|---------------------------------|----------------------------------|



   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------8---------------8------|----------8---------------8------|
|----------8---------------8------|----------8---------------8------|
|-----10------10------10------10--|-----10------10------10------10--|
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|



   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------8---------------8------||
|----------8---------------8------||
|-----10------10------10------10--||
|--0------------------------------||
|------------------0--------------||
|---------------------------------||



    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||----------8---------------8------|----------8---------------8------|
||----------8---------------8------|----------8---------------8------|
||-----10------10------10------10--|-----10------10------10------10--|
||--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
||------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
||---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
    Si-            -lence


   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|---------10--------------10------|---------10--------------10------|
|---------10--------------10------|---------10--------------10------|
|-----12------12------12------12--|-----12------12------12------12--|
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|------------------0--------------|------------------0--------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   car-           -ries


   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|--7-------8------10-------8------|----------7-----------7----------|
|--7-------9------11-------9------|----------7-------------------7--|
|--0-------0-------0-------0------|--0-------0-------0-------0------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   No      ap-    -pre-   -hen-             -sion


   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .     ,   .   ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|----------9-------9-------9------|----------9-------9-------9------|
|----------8-------8-------8------|----------8-------8-------8------|
|------9-----------------------9--|------9-----------------------9--|
|----------7-------7-------7------|----------7-------7-------7------|
|--0------------------------------|--0------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------|
   here


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|----------9-------9-------9------|--9------------------------------||
|----------8-------8-------8------|--8---------------8--------------||
|------9--------------------------|--9---------------9--------------||
|----------7---------------7------|----------7---------------7------||
|--0---------------0--------------|--0---------------0--------------||
|---------------------------------|---------------------------------||



3/4,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
||-2-----3p2--------------|-0-----2p0--------------|-0-----1p0--------------|
||-3-----------3----------|-2-----------2----------|-1-----------1-------1--|
||-2---------------2------|-2---------------2------|-2---------------2------|
||-0---0------------------|-2---2------------------|-2---2------------------|
||-0-------------------0--|-0-------------------0--|-0----------------------|
||------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
   In   the warm   sun      by  the window  sill    I can just sit still and



2/4,   .   ,   . 3/4,   .   ,   .   ,   .    ,   .   ,   .   ,   .
|-----------------|------------------------|---------------------2--|
|--4h5-7---5p4----|-2-------2-------2h3-5--|-3-------3-------3h5----|
|--4-----------4--|-3-------------3--------|-2-------------2--------|
|------4---4------|-----4-------4-------4--|-----4-------4-------4--|
|--0--------------|------------------------|-2---------------2------|
|-----------------|-2---------------2------|------------------------|
   watch   her go   by


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|-1-------1-------1------|-0-----0-----0----|-1---1---1---1---1------||
|-2-------2-------2------|-2-----2-----2----|-0---0---0---0---0------||
|-----3-------3----------|-3-----2-----0----|-2---------------2p0h2--||
|------------------------|------------------|-3----------------------||
|-1----------------------|------------------|------------------------||


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||--------------------------------------------------|
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|--0-----0--0-----0-----0--0-----0-----------0-----|
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|--9--------7-----6-----4--2/4h6-4-----------------|
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|-----0-----0-----0-----0---------|---------2-------0--------------||
|---0-----0-----0-----0-----0---0-|-------3-----3-------0----------||
|-2-----0-------------------------|-----2-----2---2------0---------|| Fine.
|-------------4-----2-----0-------|---4-------------------2--------||
|-----------------------------4---|-2----------------------2-------||
|---------------------------------|-------------------------0------||

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