Verse 1:
D             A                    Gadd9
 Rebekah rode up on the afternoon train, it was sunny
D                         A                          Gadd9
 Her saltbox house on the coast took her mind off St. Louis
D             A                         Gadd9
 Bill was the heir to the Standard Oil name and money
D                          A                        Gadd9
 And the town said, "How did a middle-class divorcée do it?"
D             A                          Gadd9
 The wedding was charming, if a little gauche
                                 D
 There's only so far new money goes
                   A                           Gadd9
 They picked out a home and called it "Holiday House"
D                  A                          Gadd9
 Their parties were tasteful, if a little loud
                                       D
 The doctor had told him to settle down
                   A                         Gadd9
 It must have been her fault his heart gave out
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 And they said
 
Chorus:
D               A                   Gadd9
 There goes the last great American dynasty
D              A                                 Gadd9
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
D               A                           Gadd9
 There goes the maddest woman this town has ever seen
          D              A                  Gadd9
She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Verse 2:
D             A                         Gadd9
 Rebekah gave up on the Rhode Island set forever
D                A                            Gadd9
 Flew in all her xxxxx Pack friends from the city
            D                     A  
 Filled the pool with champagne and swam with the big names
     Bm7                            G
 And blew through the money on the boys and the ballet
D              A                    G
 And losing on card game bets with Dalí
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 And they said
 
Chorus:
D               A                   Gadd9
 There goes the last great American dynasty
D              A                                       Gadd9
 Who knows, if she never showed up, what could've been
D               A                                  Gadd9
 There goes the most shameless woman this town has ever seen
          D              A                   Gadd9
She had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Bridge:
Em                Bm7
 They say she was seen on occasion
D                          A
 Pacing the rocks, staring out at the midnight sea
Em                      Bm7
 And in a feud with her neighbor
D                      A
 She stole his dog and dyed it key lime green
Em     Bm7
 Fifty years is a long time
D                  A
 Holiday House sat quietly on that beach
Em       Bm7                  D
 Free of women with madness, their men and bad habits
A
 And then it was bought by me
 
Interlude: D Gadd9 D
 
Chorus:
D              A                                       Gadd9
 Who knows, if I never showed up, what could've been
D               A                                   Gadd9
 There goes the loudest woman this town has ever seen
          D             A                Gadd9
I had a marvelous time ruining everything
 
Outro:
         D          A     Gadd9
 I had a marvelous time ruining everything
D            A      Gadd9
 a marvelous time ruining everything
D            A      Gadd9
 a marvelous time
         D       A       Gadd9
 I had a marvelous time
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