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Crazy Man Michael Chords

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I was asked by someone to play this.  I had forgotten it all, but luckily
found it on an old tape.  I worked it out over a weekend, and here it is.
Sandy Denny, bless her, sings it far better than me.


Am            C          G       Em                     
Within the park and out upon the sea
Am              G       Am
Crazy Man Michael was walking
Am            C          G            Em                        
He met with a raven with eyes black as coals
Am              G       Am
And shortly they fell a talking
Em                            Am
Your future, your future I will tell to you
Em                              G
Your future you often have asked me
Am                     G          Am       Em
Your true love will die by your own right hand
Am                 G              Am
And Crazy Man Michael will cursed be

Michael he ranted and Michael he raved
And beat the 4 winds with his fists-o
He laughed and he cried he shouted and he swore
For his mad mind had trapped him with a curse-o
You speak with and evil, you speak with a hate
You speak for the devil that haunts me
For is she not the fairest in all the broad land
Your sorcerer's words are to tempt me.

He took out his dagger of fire and of steel
And struck down the raven through the heart-o
The bird fluttered long and the sky it did spin
And the cold earth did wonder and stare-o
Oh where is the raven that I struck down dead
That here did lie on the ground-o
I see my true love with a wound so red
And her lover's heart it did pound-o

Crazy Man Michael he wanders of course
And talks to the night and the day-o
And his eyes they are sane and his speech it is clear
And he longs to be far away-o
Michael he whistles the simplest of tunes
And asks the wild rose their pardon
For his true love is flown into every flower grown
And he must be keeper of the garden
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John Uriel 1,056 Oct 24, 2007 01:23 AM

The record/CD is in Dm so Capo 5.

I'm not sure if some of the Gs are Ems but to taste.

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johnjo49 10 Dec 04, 2011 04:17 AM

Could you correct Micheal as Michael, as it won't be found in a search

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