Speedy Marie

By Frank Black

From the album Teenager of the Year

G F / /
G F / /
G C / G
/ F / /

F                  Am G               
 Had a bit part         An endless reel

Am                   G   F
 It always played in slo-mo

F                  Am G                
 But now it's fast      A spinning wheel

C              G  F       G  F     G  F   
 I know the dy-na-mo      My heart is cast

C         G       Bb             D# 
 Speedy Marie       Ahead of the now

F             C              G
 She's better built that's how

She's built for speed

D#         F                 C  G  F
  Speedy Marie   Speedy Marie    

F                  Am G                   
  Oh, yes indeed        I said to me
Am                  G  F                
 And so I sing this ro-maunt
F                  Am G                   
 It's not enough        My liberty
C                  G F       G F       G F   
  There is a thing I want    I need    I love


     /Bb  /C        /D          /F
Juxtaposed  in each moment's sight
     /Bb  /C       /D     /F
Everything  that I ever saw
       /Bb      /F
And my one delight
        Bb  C          Dm        F
Nothing can  strike me in such awe
           Bb   C           Dm            F
Mouth intricate  shapes the voice that speaks
       Bb         F
Always it will soothe

Rarer none are the precious cheeks
Is the size of each sculpted tooth
Each lip and each eye

Wise it the tongue, wet of perfect thought
And softest neck where always do I
Lay my clumsy thoughts

She is that most lovely art
Happy are my mind and my soul
And my heart