The Last Great American Dynasty

Chords Used

D  2220
Em  0432
Am  2000
C  0003
G  0232
Capo: None
[Verse 1]
G             Am                    C
 Rebekah rode up on the afternoon train, it was sunny
    G                    Am                        C
Her saltbox house on the coast took her mind off St. Louis
G             Am                        Em      C
 Bill was the heir to the Standard Oil name and money
         G                     Am                  C
 And the town said, "How did a middle-class divorcée do it?"
G                Am                          C
 The wedding was charming, if a little gauche
                                  G
There's only so far new money goes
                   Am                         C
 They picked out a home and called it "Holiday House"
G                   Am                        Em
 Their parties were tasteful, if a little loud
               C                      G
The doctor had told him to settle down
                  Am                    C
It must have been her fault his heart gave out

(And they said)
 
[Chorus]
D               G                    C       G
 There goes the last great American dynasty...
D               G                                    C   G
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been....
D               G                            C
 There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen
          G              Am                 C
She had a marvelous time ruining everything.
 
[Verse 2]
G             Am                       C
 Rebekah gave up on the Rhode Island set forever
G                Am                           C
 Flew in all her Bitch Pack friends from the city
           G                        Am
Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names
    Em                            C
And blew through the money on the boys and the ballet
G              Am                   C
 And losing on card game bets with Dalí

And they said
 
[Chorus]
D               G                    C       G
 There goes the last great American dynasty...
D               G                                    C   G
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been....
D                  G                                C
 There goes the most shameless woman this town has ever seen
          D               G                 C
She had a marvelous time ruining everything..
 
[Bridge]
Am                Em
 They say she was seen on occasion
G                          D
 Pacing the rocks, staring out at the midnight sea
Am        Em
 And in a feud with her neighbor
G                    D                   Am
She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green
      Em
Fifty years is a long time
G                D                  Am
Holiday House sat quietly on that beach
       Em                         G
Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits
    D
And then it was bought by me

[Instrumental]
G   C   G
.........
 
[Chorus]
D                G                                 C   G
 Who knows, if I never showed up, what could've been....
D               G                            C         G
 There goes the loudest woman this town has ever seen...
        D             G                   C    G
I had a marvelous time ruining everything.......

[Outro]
        D             G
I had a marvelous ti..me
C   G
....ruining everything
  D             G
A marvelous ti..me
C   G
....ruining everything
  D             G    C   G
A marvelous ti..me........
        D         G      C
I had a marvelous ti..me

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