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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Dancer With Bruised Knees - Album (1977)


1.  Dancer With Bruised Knees
2.  Southern Boys
3.  No Biscuit Blues
4.  First Born
5.  Blanche Comme La Neige
6.  Perrine Était Servante
7.  Be My Baby
8.  Walking Song
9.  Naufragée du Tendre (Shipwrecked)
10. Hommage à Grungie
11. Kitty Come Home
12. Come A Long Way



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Track 1 - Dancer With Bruised Knees


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Intro]
Am  Dm  Am  Dm  G    C  G

[Verse 1]   (spoken - male voice)
                      C                 F  Am
When I first knew her she was a dancer
                     Dm                                     C
I saw her leap, confidently, knowing, that should she fall
                         G       Ebm               E7  F
It would be into the arms of her very own partner
                Dm                     G
She never failed to get a curtain call


[Chorus]
    Am                    G
For years we had been one with the stars
  Am               G
A Pas de Deux of renown
    F             G        C  G/B Am
I’d leap and he’d catch me on the fly
                Dm     G
And gently he’d put me down


[Verse 2]
    C              G            C    F
The heights that I reached were dangerous
      Am     Dm
And I saw my partner strain
    C         G     Ebm E7
And felt when I had landed
    F            Dm     G
His strength was on the wane


[Bridge]
F                         Em
Back before my knees were blue
C           Gm           B7       E
Backs broke bending in a step for two


[Chorus]
    Am                    G
For years we had been one with the stars
  Am               G
A Pas de Deux of renown
    F             G        C  G/B Am
I’d leap and he’d catch me on the fly
                Dm       C
But once I came crashing down


[Verse 3]
G   C     F
Now I’m a weaver
     Am        Dm
Wall-hangings, if you please
   C    G     Ebm E7
In everyone I feature
  F      Dm           G
A dancer with bruised knees


[Chorus]
    Am                    G
For years we had been one with the stars
  Am               G
A Pas de Deux of renown
    F             G        C  G/B Am
I’d leap and he’d catch me on the fly
                Dm       C
But once I came crashing down


[Outro]
Am    Dm    G
Doop, doop, doop
Am    C     G
Doop, doop, doop
Am    Dm    G
Doop, doop, doop
Am    C     G
Doop, doop, doop
Am       Dm       G
Doop do, doop do, doop do
Am       C        G
Doop do, doop do, doop do
Am       Dm       G
Doop do, doop do, doop do
Am       C        G
Doop do, doop do, doop do



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Track 2 - Southern Boys



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                  F7              Eb7  Ab
Southern boys are warm and lovely
                                              Ab7             G7
They speak gently of their homes and show you pictures of the folks
                               F7                 Eb7  Ab
Their breath in your ear is as soft as the cotton
                          Fm             Eb     D7     G
Whether they’re wooing or whispering the latest racist joke


[Chorus]
      C                    G7
I get knocked right off my feet
       C                  G7
When I hear that Southern drawl
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
    Am               E7
And I don’t mind the pain
           Am                  C      D7   G
‘Cause the feeling’s worth the fall


[Verse 2]
                  F7                 Eb7  Ab
Buttered grits is fare for breakfast
                                     Ab7      G7
And if you like and your aim is good, maybe a squirrel
                     F7                  Eb7  Ab
Then around nine, we pass that moonshine
                                   Fm        Eb         D7               G
And it’s on out to the porch for a moonlight swing with me your Northern girl


[Chorus]
      C                    G7
I get knocked right off my feet
       C                  G7
When I hear that Southern drawl
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
    Am               E7
And I don’t mind the pain
           Am                  C      D7
‘Cause the feeling’s worth the fall


[Verse 3]
         G         F7                      Eb7  Ab
Were you born? Oh, where do you come from?
                                     Ab7        G7
Is your tropic in Cancer and is your sun sign divine?
                    F7                   Eb7  Ab
Oh, let it out, oh, please don’t hide it
                        Fm     Eb       D7          G
All that good ol’ stuff down below that Mason-Dixon Line


[Chorus]
      C                    G7
I get knocked right off my feet
       C                  G7
When I hear that Southern drawl
    Am               E7
And I don’t mind the pain
           Am                  C      G7
‘Cause the feeling’s worth the fall
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
     C          G7
Ooh, ooh, ooh,  ooh
    Am                E7
And don’t extend your hand
         Am               C
‘Cause I couldn’t move at all



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Track 3 - No Biscuit Blues




[Intro]
G  Em  C  D  G  Em  C  D  G  C   G

[Verse 1]
Em    C      D  G
Never had no biscuit
Em    C      D          G
Never had no sweater to wear
   Em               D
To keep me from the cold


[Verse 2]
Em    C    D G
Never no potato
Em    C      D             G
Never had no leather on my feet
     C                G
‘Til I was five years old


[Bridge]
D7
When I was a baby my mama said
  G                            C
I never had no food to keep me full
      G                            C
And I never had no sweater made of wool
    G                                   C      D
And that went and made my daddy have to pull a job
N.C.
Which means he had to rob


[Verse 3]
    Em   C               D  G
But now, though I have a biscuit
Em      C    D          G
And I have a sweater to wear
   C                D
To keep me from the cold


[Verse 4]
   G            C
My mammy she is crying
          G           C
‘Cause my daddy he is lying
        G
With no biscuit and no sweater
       Em         D
On the cold stone floor
N.C.     G         D
While my mammy and me
                          G     C  G
We don’t want for nothing more



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Track 4 - First Born


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Verse 1]
C          G              F      G
The silver spoon’s in the mouth
                 F    C
Baby clothes are baby-blue
          G           F
Nothing’s ever handed down
     G             Am   A   G
Everything’s brand new


[Verse 2]
C         G   F   G
Newspaper notices
               F      C
Heralding that great event
                         F
Daddy’s buddies send the flowers
                          G
Mummy’s friends have baby showers
      C        Ab     Am      F
Welcoming that heaven sent


[Verse 3]
     G7        C      G7         C
That firstborn son is always the one
    G7          C              G7      C
The first to be called and the last to come
         E7       Am             E7            Am
He’s his mother’s favourite, his grandmother’s too
      C           F                G7          C
He’ll break their hearts and he’ll break yours too


[Verse 4]
             G7       C             G7       C
For he’s the first to creep and the first to crawl
    G7       C            G7       C
The first to walk and the first to fall
      E7        Am            E7     Am
Every bruise is kissed, every cry is heard
      C            F          G7       C
Every doubt’s cast out with a soothing word


[Verse 5]
               G7        C              G7      C
Yes, he’s that firstborn son, he’s that special one
          G7         C               G7          C
No matter what comes next, no matter what comes along
       E7     Am       E7         Am
Be it another boy or a sweet baby girl
    C            F          G7        C
The family’s the oyster and he is the pearl


[Instrumental]
G7  C  G7  C  G7  C  G7  C
E7  Am  E7  Am  C  F  G7  C
G  F  C  G  F  C    F    G    C


[Bridge]
Em                    B7           Em
Some of them make it, some of them don’t
G                   D      E7         Am    C  F  G  C   F   C
Some of them can’t, others won’t grow up_______________


[Verse 6]
       G7       C      G7         C
In the bible of old, according to Exodus
      G7        C        G7      C
Every firstborn son of a Jew got axed
        E7         Am             E7            Am
But the one who survived with the help of god’s hand
C       F             G7       C
Led his people to the promised land


[Verse 7]
               G7        C              G7       C
Yes, he’s that firstborn son, he’s that son-of-a-gun
   G7            C        G7            C
He don't like to walk, he just likes to run
E7          Am          E7         Am
He loves to run just as fast as he can
     C         F            G7          C
With life held tight in the palm of his hand


[Outro]
E7  Am  E7  Am  C  F  G7  C



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Track 5 - Blanche Comme La Neige



[Verse 1]  (sung a Capella)
N.C.
La belle s’est endormie sur un beau lit de roses
La belle s’est endormie sur un beau lit de roses
Blanche comme la neige belle comme le jour
Ils sont trois capitaines qui vont lui faire l’amour


[Verse 2]
   Dm                      A7                Dm
Le plus jeune des trois la prend par sa main blanche
                           A7                Dm
Le plus jeune des trois la prend par sa main blanche
       Bb         G        C              F
Montez montez princesse dessus mon cheval gris
Dm  G          Dm        Bb           Dm
A Paris j’vous mène dans un fort beau logis


[Instrumental]
Dm  Bb  G  C  F  Dm  Bb  C  A


[Bridge]
  Dm                     A7          Dm
Finissant ce discours le capitaine rentre
                         A7          Dm
Finissant ce discours le capitaine rentre
       Bb       G       C             F
Mangez buvez la belle selon votre appétit
Dm      G   Dm         Bb          Dm
Avec un capitaine vous passerez la nuit


[Verse 3]
   Dm                 A7            Dm
Au milieu du repas la belle a tombé morte
                      A7            Dm
Au milieu du repas la belle a tombé morte
       Bb         G           C            F
Sonnez sonnez les cloches, tambours au régiment
Dm           G        Dm      Bb              Dm
La princesse elle est morte à l’âge de quinze ans


[Instrumental]
Dm  Bb  G  C  F  Dm  Bb  C  A


[Verse 4]
Dm                              A7          Dm
Mais au bout de trois jours son père s’y promène
                                A7          Dm
Mais au bout de trois jours son père s’y promène
       Bb        G         C                F
Ouvrez Ouvrez ma tombe mon père si vous m’aimez
Dm               G       Dm         Bb             Dm
Trois jours j’ai fait la morte pour mon honneur garder


[Outro]
Dm  Bb  G  C  F  Dm  G     C Dm C F   Bb C F



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Track 6 - Perrine Était Servante
                 (No chords - song is a Capella)



[Verse 1]
Perrine était servante, Perrine était servante
Chez Monsieur le Curé, digue donda dondaine
Chez Monsieur le Curé, digue donda dondé


[Verse 2]
Son amant vient la voir, son amant vient la voir
Le soir après l’dîner, digue donda dondaine
Le soir après l’dîner, dingue donda dondé


[Verse 3]
Perrine O ma Perrine, Perrine O ma Perrine
Voudrais-tu m’embrasser
O grand nigaud qu’t'es bête, O grand nigaud qu’t'es bête,
Ça s’prend sans se demander, digue donda dondaine
Ça s’prend sans se demander, digue donda dondé


[Verse 4]
Voilà l’curé qui arrive, voilà l’curé qui arrive
Où vas-tu bien t’cacher, dingue donda dondaine
Où vas-tu bien t’cacher, digue donda dondé


[Verse 5]
Caches-toi donc dans la huche, caches-toi donc dans la huche
Il n’saura point t’trouver, digue donda dondaine
Il n’saura point t’trouver, digue donda dondé


[Verse 6]
Il y resta six semaines, il y resta six semaines
Elle l’avait oublié, digue donda dondaine
Elle l’avait oublié, digue donda dondé


[Verse 7]
Au bout de six semaines, au bout de six semaines
Les rats l’avaient mangé
Ils ont rongé son crâne, ils ont rongé son crâne
Et pis tous les doigts d’pieds, digue donda dondaine
Et pis tous les doigts d’pieds, digue donda dondé


[Verse 8]
Voilà la triste histoire, voilà la triste histoire
D’un jeune homme à marier
Qui allait trop voir les filles, qui allait trop voir les filles
Le soir après l’dîner, digue donda dondaine,
Le soir après l’dîner, digue donda dondé


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Track 7 - Be My Baby


CAPO: 3rd Fret



[Verse 1]
C
Be my baby, be my baby
           G
Be my baby now
C
Be my baby, be my baby
           G
Be my baby now


[Verse 2]
        C                               G
There’s no one in the world that's gonna harm you, baby
   C                 G      C
Or lead you down the garden path
                       G               C
With my own two loving arms all around you


[Chorus]
  Am               C
I don’t know why I live at home
  F                D7
I don’t know why I sleep alone
    G                  C
I’m hoping you’ve no objection
             G              C
To being the object of my affection
        G
I could keep you warm
        C              G               C
With my own two loving arms all around you


[Verse 3]

Be my baby, we’ll go crazy
                          G
Dance by the light of the moon
C
Be my baby and please this lady
                 G
Please this lady soon


[Verse 4]
         C                         G
When the moon’s not bright and the stars aren’t right
        C                 G
And the sky is making you blue
  C                G                   C
Remember that only good could surround you


[Chorus]
  Am               C
I don’t know why I live at home
  F                D7
I don’t know why I sleep alone
    G                  C
I’m hoping you’ve no objection
             G              C
To being the object of my affection
        G
I could keep you warm
        C              G               C
With my own two loving arms all around you


[Instrumental]
C    G  C    G  C  G  C  G  C  G


[Chorus]
  Am               C
I don’t know why I live at home
  F                D7
I don’t know why I sleep alone
    G                  C
I’m hoping you’ve no objection
             G              C
To being the object of my affection
        G
I could keep you warm
        C              G               C
With my own two loving arms all around you


[Verse 5]
C
Be my baby, be my baby
           G
Be my baby now
Am          Dm
Be my baby, be my baby
C           G          C
Be my baby, be my baby now
G          C
Be my baby now
G          C
Be my baby now



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Track 8 - Walking Song



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                       D7     G
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk together
                       C               D7
Baring our souls while wearing out the leather
G                   C           G
We could talk shop, harmonize a song
C              G       D7    G
Wouldn’t it be nice to walk along


[Verse 2]
                        D7              G
I’ll show you houses of architectural renown
                         C                D7
Some are still standing, some have fallen down
G                        C        G
Farm houses buried under Canada’s snow
C       G             D7                G
Spanish villas on the Boulevards of Mexico


[Verse 3]
                           D7           G
And I’ll learn to tell the ash from the oak
                         C             D7
And if you don’t know, I won’t make no joke
      G                            C           G
We’ll climb to the top to view the world from above
   C                  G                  D7           G
Or carve our initials in the trunk, like teenagers in love


[Verse 4]
                              D7      G
And when we get hungry, we’ll stop to eat
                                C        D7
Gotta think of our stomachs and rest our feet
    G                        C               G
And if we get thirsty, we’ll have a drink or two
     C            G          D7           G
In a mountain top bar with a mountain top view


[Instrumental]
G   D7  G    C  D7  G    C  G  C  G  D7  G


[Verse 5]
                             D7      G
And when we get tired, we’ll stop to rest
                                       C         D7
And if you still want to talk, you can bare your breast
        G                             C             G
If it’s Winter and cold, we’ll take a rooming-house room
        C          G                 D7        G
If it’s Summer and warm, we’ll sleep under the moon


[Verse 6]
                         D7        G
And we’ll talk about the sports we played
                                      C           D7
‘Bout the time you got busted, or the times I got laid
      G              C           G
We’ll talk blood and how we were bred
C              G           D7         G
Talk about the folks, both living and dead


[Verse 7]
                             D7           G
This song, like this walk, I find hard to end
               C     D7
Be my lover or be my friend
   G                    C          G
In sneakers or boots or regulation shoes
C         G                    D7              G
Walking beside you, I’ll never get the walking blues



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Track 9 - Naufragée du Tendre (Shipwrecked)



[Verse 1]
Am             E
Dans une glace transparente
C              F
Un reflet ne reflètant rien
Dm             C  G
Lorsque je t’appelle
E             Am
Tu ne réponds pas


[Interlude]
Dm  G   C  Dm   Asus2  G


[Verse 2]
C                 Dm
Quand je suis arrivé
      C              Dm
Tu n’étais déjà plus là
      C         Dm        Am
Je me suis écroulé en pleurant
   Dm                 G
C’était pas tellement çà
    C            Dm
Qui m’avait chaviré
                      Asus2         G
Mais pour la première fois tu me manquais


[Verse 3]
C                  Dm
Quand j’étais avec toi
        C             Dm
Que les jours étaient longs
         C             Dm                     Am
Mais les nuits étaient trop courtes pour exprimer
             Dm      G
La tendresse et le besoin
       C             Dm
Que je ressentais parfois
                     Asus2       G
De t’avoir auprès de moi te consoler


[Chorus]
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am
Quand t’es pas la pour m’écouter
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am
Quand t’es pas là pour m’écouter


[Interlude]
Dm  G   C  Dm   Asus2  G


[Verse 4]
       C             Dm
Que de fois j’ai supplié
      C             Dm
Le destin de m’accorder
      C           Dm             Am
Un sourire, une parole, une attention
           Dm              G
Combien de fois j’eus échangé
   C                Dm
L’univers très volontiers
                      Asus2        G
Pour un seul de tes regards si invitants


[Verse 5]
          C         Dm
J’ai bien dû m’en aller
      C             Dm
Je ne pouvais pas cèder
     C      Dm           Am
A la mélancolie m’enhavissant
           Dm                G
Mais sans avoir d’autre intention
          C            Dm
Que de partir tout bêtement
                       Asus2       G
Et de masquer mon désarroi en me cachant


[Chorus]
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am
Quand t’es pas la pour m’écouter
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am
Quand t’es pas là pour m’écouter


[Interlude]
Dm  G   C  Dm   Asus2  G


[Chorus]
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am   C   F   E   Am
Quand t’es pas la pour m’écouter
          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler
               E             Am   C   F   E   Am
Quand t’es pas là pour m’écouter


[Outro]    (fade to end - Fondu à bout)
Dm  G   C  Dm   Asus2  G

          C             F
Que c’est bête de te parler




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Track 10 - Hommage à Grungie


CAPO: 4th Fret



[Intro]
C  G  C  G  C  G  C    F    G    C

[Verse 1]
                 G
I want to lay my brushes down
          C        G    C
And put my pallet away
           G
Take off my smock
    C                  F   G
And take off my beret
                      C
I want to call it a day


[Verse 2]
                   G
For the sun’s gone down
     C               G       C
It’s time to light a candle
           G
Eight hours straight
   C                       F   G
Is just what I can handle
                      C
After that it doesn’t pay


[Verse 3]
   G
So, serve up the cheese
         C
With the crackers and the wine
          Am
I want to rid my mouth
                Em    G
Of the taste of turpentine


[Verse 4]
          Adim7        Ab
I want to get a little drunk
C            D     C
Fatten up my head
          F
Find me a good book
    C                 Am   D7   G
And take that book to bed
                            C
And read until the break of day


[Instrumental]
C  G  C  G  C      F   G   C   (2x)


[Bridge]
Ab       G              C                  Cm
Painting ain’t the only thing I like to do
N.C.            D
I like to dance
N.C.         G
Even like to sing
      C
Don’t you? Don’t you?


[Verse 5]
         G
So, come up to my attic
          C
If you’re happening by
            Am
And when my work’s all done
       Em       G
I will show you why


[Verse 6]
Adim7                 Ab
First, we’ll drink to your health
C                   D     C
Then we’ll drink to mine
                  F
Who knows what'll happen
        C               Am    D7   G
When we finish off that wine
                   C        D7   G
That’s all I gotta say
                          C
Maybe we’ll make a little hay


[Outro]
C      D7   G   C  (2x)



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Track 11 - Kitty Come Home



[Intro]
F

[Verse 1]
                   Bb
No scheme and no direction
     C               F
With only one way to turn
Bb   F          Bb
Pack up all you children
     C                       Dm   Em  F
Come home to our love and concern
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home


[Interlude]
Dm  Em  F  G  C  C7


[Verse 2]
   F              Bb
No being, however mighty
      C             F
Where chaos reigns alone
Bb   F              Bb
Will see his feeble love grow
     C           Dm    Em  F
When cast upon a stone
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home


[Chorus]
Dm Em F
Home___
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home

[Interlude]
F  Fm  Cm    Eb7    Ab  Ab7


[Bridge]
    Gm           C7              Ddim7
The birds in the trees call your name
         G7                  C      Db   Eb  A/E
Nothing’s changed, all’s the same


[Chorus]
Dm   Em  F  G
Home
     C    Dm  C
Come home

Gm Am Bb
Home___
C           F     Eb  A/E
Kitty, come home

Dm   Em  F  G
Home
     C    Dm  C  Cm
Come home

Gm Am Bb
Home___
C           F    Cm E Am Bm C D
Kitty, come home_____________
     G
Come home

Dm Em F
Home___
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home


[Verse 3]
F                 Bb
All of god’s good angels
C               F
Need a place to fly
     Bb F        Bb
Come be a little seraph
C           Dm   Em  F
In this paradise
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home


[Chorus]
Gm Am Bb
Home___
C           F     Cm  E
Kitty, come home

Am Bm C
Home___
D           G     Eb  G  G7
Kitty, come home

Dm Em F
Home___
G           C     C7
Kitty, come home

Gm Am Bb
Home___
C           F      Bb    C    F
Kitty, come home



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Track 12 - Come A Long Way



[Intro]
Abm  Am  D7    G

[Verse 1]
         C                        G          C
Well, we come a long way since we last shook hands
         F           G           Am
Well, we still got a long way to go
Dm                                          G
Couldn’t see the flowers when we last shook hands
C                             G            C
Couldn’t see the flowers on account of the snow


[Verse 2]
                          G               C
What did you do with your burden and your cross
        F             G               Am
Did you manage it yourself or did you crack
Dm                               G
We both know that a burden and a cross
    C                  G         C
Can only be carried on one man’s back


[Verse 3]
              G         C
All my life I wanted to roam
   F         G           Am
To go to the ends of the earth
        Dm                                     G
But the earth really ends where you started to roam
    C                     G         C
And you and I know what a circle is worth


[Verse 4]
                     G         C
Let’s drink a cup to what went down
        F        G         Am
There’s not much left to reveal
  Dm                                      G
I think I changed my mind after what went down
      C                      G      C
As to who in the end got the better deal


[Instrumental]
Abm  Am  D7    G    C
C     G  C  F  G  Am    Dm    G  C    G  C


[Verse 5]
                          G       C      F
Give me your hand for the parting touch
          G              Am
Fare thee well, thanks a lot
  Dm                               G
I know that we promised to keep in touch
    C                      G       C
But you and I know that we both forgot


[Verse 6]
                                G          C
Ah, we come a long way since we last shook hands
   F           G           Am
We still got a long way to go
Dm                                          G
Couldn’t see the flowers when we last shook hands
C                             G            C       G  C
Couldn’t see the flowers on account of the snow



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