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The Fathers Song chords

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I think these chords work as accompaniment for Ewan McColl's original acapella version of this beautiful
song.  I originally worked the chords in B flat minor for the keyboard but found them too difficult to play
on the guitar, but played in A minor with capo on the 1st fret replicates the original key.

Ewan McColl's original acapella version can be found on YouTube ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Qv5dBHElg

       Am               Em                 Am
That's another day gone by son, close your eyes
        C               D7                E
Now the moon is chasing clouds across the sky
      G                 Bb
Go to sleep and have no fear, son
         Am              Em
For your mam and dad are near, son
        Am              Em            Am
And the giant is just a shadow on the wall

      Am                  Em              Am
Go to sleep, and when you wake it will be light
           C                D7              E
There's no need to fear the darkness of the night
         G                 Bb
It's not like the dark you find, son
       Am                  Em
In the depth of some men's minds, son
     Am               Em            Am
That defies the daily coming of the dawn

    Am           Em              Am
Lie easy in your bed and grow up strong
          C                D7                  E
You'll be needing all your strength before too long
           G               Bb
For you'll soon be on your way, son
         Am            Em
Fighting battles every day, son
        Am        Em                 Am
With an enemy who thinks he owns the world

          Am              Em             Am
Stop your crying now, let daddy dry your tears
           C           D7             E
There's no bogeyman to get you, never fear
           G             Bb
There's no ogres, wicked witches
     Am             Em
Only greedy sons of bitches
        Am         Em                Am
Who are waiting to exploit your life away

          Am              Em                Am
Don't you let 'em buy you out or break your pride
          C               D7             E
Don't you let yourself be used then cast aside
       G               Bb
If you listen to their lying
          Am           Em
They will con you into dying
          Am             Em            Am
You won't even know that you were once alive

        Am                Em            Am
No more talking now, it's time to go to sleep
          C               D7                     E
There are answers to your questions, but they'll keep
      G                Bb
Go on asking while you grow, son
      Am              Em
Go on asking 'til you know, son
         Am               Em                  Am
And then send the answers ringing through the world

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jdhsafety 10 Mar 05, 2016 03:22 AM

This is a beautiful song and Lizia's chord really fit the bill and are ideal for finger picking

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