donderdag 9 april 1970

Then Came the Children

Capo on II

It's in A so use a D harp in second position for the intro. Begin on the 7 draw to work out the melody.

(G) (G/f#) (G/e) (G/f#)
(G) (G/f#) (G/e) (G/f#)
(G) (G/f#) (G/e) (G/d)
(C) (D7)

Come (G) gather (G/f#) all (G/e) around me (G/f#) friends
I'll (G) tell to you (G/f#) (G/e) about the (G/d) minstrel (C) band
All (D7) children in the witches' hats
And painting pictures with the pipes of (G) pan (G/f#) (G/e) (G/f#)

The young boy and his sister played 
Some tunes upon a whistle made of tin
And led me through the flower gardens
Laughing at the postman's stubby chin

In my dizzy stupor I was trying hard
To forfeit all I'd known
And listen to this music that could
Swirl me in a magic all their own

Oh somewhere in the distance you and I
Have fought the monster to a draw
In those days of books and wine
With Ferlinghetti grasping for a straw

Out along the highways we had journeyed
Far to find the mystic smile
With chasing down identities
My God we must have run a million miles

Oh we can teach them nothing, nothing
But survival in a desert bare
But they can teach us how to love and live
And tie bright ribbons in our hair

Oh sing for us sweet children, jingle bells
And rhyme the purple, green and blue
And think of us as fighting fools
Who winter through the seasons loving you

Oh we can teach them nothing, nothing
But survival in a desert bare
But they can teach us how to love and live
And tie bright ribbons in our hair

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