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He Was In Heaven Before He Died chords

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Jeffrey Foucault - He Was In Heaven Before He Died


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[INTRO:] C
 
[VERSE 1:]
                     F
There's a rainbow of babies
       G             C
Draped over the graveyard
      F            C
Where all the dead sailors
               G
Wait for their brides
        C
And the cold bitter snow
    F              C
Has strangled each grass-blade
          F               C
Where the salt from their tears
       G           C
Washed in with the tide



[CHORUS:]
      F             C
And I smiled on the Wabash
    G           C
The last time I passed it
  F          C
I gave her a wink
                   G  
From the passenger side
   C
My foot fell asleep
     F            C
As I swallowed my candy
        F         C
Knowing he was in heaven
  G       C
Before he died


[VERSE 2:]
                     F
Now the harbour's on fire
         G            C
With the dreams and desires
     F              C
Of a thousand young poets
                       G
Who failed 'cause they tried
      C
For a rhyme without reason
       F           C
Floats down to the bottom
          F          C
Where the scavengers eat 'em
    G                 C
And wash out with the tide


[CHORUS:]
      F             C
And I smiled on the Wabash
    G           C
The last time I passed it
  F          C
I gave her a wink
                   G  
From the passenger side
   C
My foot fell asleep
     F            C
As I swallowed my candy
        F         C
Knowing he was in heaven
  G       C
Before he died


[INSTRUMENTAL:] C      F  C  G  C  F  C  G    F  C  G  C   F  G    C


[VERSE 3:]
                 F
The sun can play tricks
          G           C
With your eyes on the highway
        F            C
And the moon can lay sideways
                      G
'Til the ocean stands still
      C
But a person can't tell
    F              C
His best friend he loves him
         F                C
'Til the time has stopped breathing
           G            C
And you're alone on the hill


[CHORUS:]
      F             C
But I smiled on the Wabash
    G           C
The last time I passed it
  F          C
I gave her a wink
                   G  
From the passenger side
   C
My foot fell asleep
     F            C
As I swallowed my candy
        F         C
Knowing he was in heaven
  G       C
Before he died
    F         C
Oh, he was in heaven
  G       
Before he died
    F         C       G   C
Oh, he was in heaven

            
            
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