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The Fathers Song chords

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Ewan MacColl - The Father's Song

NB These chords work well with the original Ewan MacColl
version, but may not fit so well with the cover versions
that Dick Gaughan and others have done. Unfortunately I
can't find an online version of the original, and to
complicate things, some of the versions labelled "Ewan
MacColl" on youtube are actually the Gaughan version.

Dm                          F    A7         Dm
That's another day gone by, son, close your eyes
        F               Cmaj7             A7
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
      C                 A7
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
         F       A7      Dm
For your mam and dad are near, son
        C        Dm     A7            Dm
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
It's not like the dark you find, son
In the depth of some men's minds, son
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
For you'll soon be on your way, son
Fighting battles every day, son
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

Stop your crying now, let daddy dry your tears
There's no bogey man to get you, never fear
There's no ogres, wicked witches
Only greedy sons of bitches
Who are waiting to exploit your life away

Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
If you listen to their lying
They will con you into dying
You won't even know that you were once alive

No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
There are answers to your questions but they'll keep
Go on asking while you grow, son
Go on asking till you know, son
And then send the answers ringing through the world

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