The Ballad Of Hamantha

The Ballad Of Hamantha

[Intro]

                  (Go away)

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[Verse 1]

Life's extension lottery

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Kind to some, but not duly

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Born with a rare and sad disease

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She grew— a ham— where her head should be

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E|-3---3---------------|

[Pre-Chorus]

Flowing hair, she was a cutie pie

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Meaty face and a lovely eye

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Her dream was to be a famous star

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But at the rate she was goin’, she wasn't going fa-a-ar

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[Chorus]

Hamantha, Hamantha

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D|--------8---------|
A|------8---------7-|
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You were impossible to ignore

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D|-7-------------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|       

Hamantha, Hamantha

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D|---------------|
A|---------------|
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So greedy we wanted more

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A|--------------------|
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[Break]

                                                       (Oh no!)

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[Verse 2]

Her father was a simple man (Duh!)

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He wanted to help, "in any way that I can!"

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Home from school, he watched his daughter cry

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In the yard, he cursed God and fired at the sky

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[Pre-Chorus 2]

Flowing hair, she was a cutie pie

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D|----------------------2---|
A|------1-1---1-3-1-0-----3-|
E|-13\1---------------------|

Meaty face and a lovely eye

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D|-----------------3---|
A|-------1-------------|
E|-3---3---3-1-1-1---1-|

Her dreams in the sky, her father felt her pain

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D|---------------2-----|
A|-1---1-3-1-0-0---3-0-|
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And as he shot at the clouds, it began to rain

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E|---3---3-----1-1-|        

[Chorus]

Hamantha, Hamantha

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D|--------8---------|
A|------8---------7-|
E|------------------|

You were impossible to ignore

G|---5--3--3--5--|
D|-7-------------|
A|---------------|
E|---------------|    

Hamantha, Hamantha

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D|---------------|
A|---------------|
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So greedy we wanted more

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D|------------------3-|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------|   

[Bridge]

Got a call from the doctor

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He had some amazing news for her

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He just developed a cure

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If she hurried over now, he'd try it out on her

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Burst out the door, she was beaming

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Among the raindrops her happy tears were streaming

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Finally freed from her pain

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D|--------------------|               Or           D|------3---------3-|
A|--------------------|                            A|-1---------0------|
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But something else fell with the rain

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A stray bullet shot by her father

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Aimlessly nested inside her

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She fell to the the sidewalk, now empty

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Of the life which once christened her body

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D|------------------------------|     Or           D|---------------------------|
A|------------------------------|                  A|---------------0-----------|
E|------------------------------|                  E|-3------3-3--------1-------| 

[Interlude]

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"Nurse, s-she’s... she's gone."

"O-oh... oh dear."

"I left a lunch on the table in the operating room for the bereaved, a cooked ham, as is customary for these..

dark situations."es

"U-uh, Doctor, what... which one is the... which... which one is the ham that—?"

"I-I must... I must go... I must... I must go, I'm on break."

"Oh dear."

[Pre-Chorus 3]

Flowing hair, she was a cutie pie

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D|----------------------2---|
A|------1-1---1-3-1-0-----3-|
E|-13\1---------------------|

Meaty face and a lovely eye

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D|-----------------3---|
A|-------1-------------|
E|-3---3---3-1-1-1---1-|

At her time of death, the doc said "time to eat!"

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D|---------------2-----|
A|-1---1-3-1-0-0---3-0-|
E|---------------------|

So we took a bite out of her face meat

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D|---------2-------|
A|-0---------3-----|
E|---3---3-----1-1-|      

[Chorus]

Hamantha, Hamantha

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D|--------8---------|
A|------8---------7-|
E|------------------|

You were impossible to ignore (La-la-la...)

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A|---------------|
E|---------------|  

Hamantha, Hamantha

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A|---------------|
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So greedy we wanted more

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[Outro]

Soaring infinitely through space

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Hamantha's soul was graced

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With a glance of our humble planet

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At which she was amazed

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The news of her untimely death

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Had spread out near and far

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And through her soul, the truth was whole

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Her dream had crossed the bar

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Hamantha had become a star

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Hamantha was finally a star

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Hamantha had become a star

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D|-5-------3----------|
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Hamantha was finally a star

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D|---------3----------|
A|--------------------|
E|--------------------| 

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TitleThe Ballad Of Hamantha
ArtistJack Stauber
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