Big Green Lady
Copyright 2003 Laramie Crocker

INTRO
    | G       C/A     G/B    C/A   | G       C/A   Gsus   G/B |
    (bowed bass, trombone out)
VERSE 1
    | G       C/A     G/B    C/A   | G       C/A   G/B    C/A |
    Here I stand talking to a big green lady   in the middle of the night

    | G       C/A     Gsus4  G/B   | A7       %    Asus4   %  |
    Here I stand with a candle in my hand      holding vigil in the middle of the night

    | Gsus4    %      Asus2   %    | F(flat5) %    E       %  |
    I'm tired,                 hungry;                 yearning to breathe free

    | F(flat5) %      A7      %    | C        %    D7      %  | D7   % |
    Now that I need you most;                      won't you hold on to me                  (2 beats only!)
    | G       C/A     G/B    C/A   | G       C/A   G/B    C/A |
    In the middle of the night;   In the middle of the night 
VERSE 2 (trombone out) Chords like verse 1 In the middle of the night there you stand with your lamp held high and burning bright In the middle of the night there you stand by the golden door and shine your light I'm tired, hungry; yearning to breathe free won't you hold me now; Lady Liberty In the middle of the night; In the middle of the night
INTERLUDE (talking) (trombone join in) | G C/A G/B C/A | G C/A G/B C/A | "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, | G C/A G/B C/A | G C/A G/B C/A | The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. | G C/A G/B C/A | A7 A% C % | D7 % % %| I lift my lamp beside the golden door." | G C/A G/B C/A | G C/A G/B C/A | In the middle of the night; In the middle of the night
VERSE 3 (trombone out) Chords like verse 1 The darkest hour is not before the dawn; its it in the middle of the freakin night. Homeland security: the noose is on; they're cinching it up tight One more chance or democracy; I hope this time we get it right! I'm troubled and I'm weary; but I'm not to tired to fight! In the middle of the night; In the middle of the night
VERSE 4 (trombone join in) Vamp on this, guitar strummed, | G C/A G/B C/A | G C/A G/B C/A | watch for lyric to start verse Repeat verse 1, with more rhythm Here I stand ...
| G Am | G Am | ... In the middle of the night; In the middle of the night, night, night Hold on to me, Lady Liberty Hold on to me, Lady Liberty Lady Liberty Lady Liberty | G Am | Am7 (fermata) Lady Liberty