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The Ballad Of A Crystal Man ukulele

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...THE BALLAD OF A CRYSTAL MAN... by Donovan
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*from 'Fairytale' (1965)*


*CAPO 4th FRET*

(Original Key: E)


Intro:

F  F, F  G (x4)

Verse 1:

F               F
 Walk along and talk along,
    F                     G      F  F, F  G
And live your lives quite freely.
    F                  F
But leave our children with their toys,
   F              G     F  F, F  G
Of peppermint and candy.
    F                F
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 2:

     F                    F
Your thoughts they are of harlequin,
     F                 G     F  F, F  G
Your speeches of quick-silver.
  F               F
I read your faces like a poem,
   F             G          F  F, F  G
Ka-leidoscope of hate words.
    F                F
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 3:

       F              F
On the quilted battle-fields of soldiers,
F                 G       F  F, F  G
 Dazzling made of toy tin.
    F                F
The big bomb, like a child's hand,
      F                    G         F  F, F  G
Could sweep them dead just so to win.
    F                F
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 4:

F                 F
 As you fill your glasses,
         F                G       F  F, F  G
With the wine of murdered Negroes.
F                F
 Thinking not of beauty that,
F                     G        F  F, F  G
 Spreads like morning sun-glow.
F                 F
 Seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 5:

  F                   F
I pray your dreams of vivid screams,
   F              G      F  F, F  G
Of children dying slowly.
    F             F
And as you polish up your guns,
     F               G        F  F, F  G
Your real self be re-flecting.
    F                F
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Interlude:

F  F, F  G (x4)

Verse 6:

F              F
 Vietnam; your latest game,
       F                 G              F  F, F  G
You're playing with your blackest Queen.
F                    F
 Damn your souls and curse your grins,
  F                 G            F  F, F  G
I stand here with a fading dream.
    F                F
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
F                  G             F
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Outro:

F  F, F  G (x8), F


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   F       F       G

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  xx0232


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007 (clumsyband@hotmail.com)

            
            
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