Old British folk song. Apparently Beach House covered this song and called it “Lovelier Girl” because of the U.S. being what it is among young folks in the post-millennium, and when I found chords for that cover online I was excited and then played them and they’re wrong. Not just different-key wrong but like, there are from what I can tell no minor-seventh chords anywhere in the song. But who knows what else Beach House did with this unassailable great.
So the recording I have is off on the tuning, and there’s all kinds of melodic lines being plucked that are beyond my capabilities, but here’s the basis for the song in the hopes a better player than I am can build off it.
Forgive misheard lyrics, though I stand by that weird line in the chorus.
INTRO: D F#m Bm Bm/A E (fiddle with making it an E7) G A - A7 - VERSE 1: D F#m Bm Bm/A Long days of wanting you here. E E7 Living in fear. G A Shedding many a tear for you. A7 D F#m Bm Bm/A Long nights of pasty-faced moons. E E7 Echoing rooms. G A All filling with gloom for me. A7 CHORUS: D F#m Bm Bm/A Letters by goblin mail. E7 A7 Feeling like the wind from the sea D F#m Bm Bm/A Got me thinking, 'bout my lonely trail. E7 A7 Deciding I must have you here with me. VERSE 2: Now step closer into the light must have the sight of you as I make love with you. Cause there's nothing, lovelier girl, in all the world than making love with you. CHORUS Repeat first 3 lines of Verse 2, then finish the verse with plucking I can't figure out.