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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                           Song - By The Time It Gets Dark
                          *********************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


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CAPO: 2nd Fret
----------------


INTRO
******
F    Em    Dm  Em F G C  X2


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VERSE 1
********
            F                     C
Baby, every cloud has a silver lining
            Dm         F   G   C
Baby, every dog really has his day
               F                    C
And it matters to me to see you smiling
             Dm            F      G   C
Why don't we blow all your cares away?


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VERSE 2
********
             G                          C
Yesterday is gone and will be forgotten
             Dm          F   G   C
And today is where every new day starts
          F                           C
Got to be free as the leaves in the autumn
           Dm               F     G   C
You may be sad, but it will never last


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CHORUS
*******
      G C
Maybe
                        F         C
By the evening we'll be laughing

Just wait and see all the changes there'll be
       F            C
By the time it gets dark


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BREAK
******
C    Em F   G C    Dm  Em F G C
F   G C    Dm  Em F G C


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VERSE 3
********
            F                     C
We could go walking out in the sunshine
                Dm         F  G   C
Look at all the people out in the street
          F                    C
Hurrying away to a business luncheon
              Dm       F      G   C
Waiting for a taxi for aching feet


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VERSE 4
********
              G                     C
Light up your face, baby, let's get going
              Dm              F  G  C
Want to see a change in those weary eyes
                F                    C
We'll have some fun, take a boat out rowing
                    Dm         F G C
Why on earth should life be so serious?


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CHORUS
*******
      G C
Maybe
                        F         C
By the evening we'll be laughing

Just you wait and see all the changes there'll be
       F            C      F
By the time it gets dark


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CHORUS
*******
      G C
Maybe
                        F         C
By the evening we'll be laughing

Just wait and see all the changes there'll be
       F            C      F  C
By the time it gets dark
       F            C      F  C
By the time it gets dark
       F            C      F  C
By the time it gets dark
       F            C      F  C


ENJOY................


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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                              Song - Schooldays Over
                             ************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


----------------
CAPO: 4th Fret
----------------


INTRO
******
G

------------------------
VERSE 1
********
                       Em        G
Schoolday's over, come on, then, John
           C                      G
Time to be getting your pit boots on
             Bm            Em       D
On with your sack and your moleskin trousers
C             G       C
Time you were on your way
G                          G/B
Time you were learning the pitman's job
    C                  D
And earning a pitman's pay


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VERSE 2
********
               G         Em      G
Come on, then, Jim, it's time to go
              C              G
Time you were working down below
           Bm         Em       D
Time to be handling a pick and shovel
    C            G      C
You start at the pits today
G                       G/B
Time to be learning the collier's job
    C                   D
And earning a collier's pay


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VERSE 3
********
               G         Em     G
Come on, then, Dai, it's nearly light
              C                G
Time you were off to the anthracite
            Bm      Em     D
The morning mist is on the valley
     C             G       C
It's time you were on your way
G                          G/B
Time you were learning the miner's job
    C                 D
And earning a miner's pay


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INSTRUMENTAL
*************
D  G     Em  G    C  G  Em  G
G  Bm  Em  D  C  G  C
G   G/B   C   D


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VERSE 4
********
            G          Em        G
Schoolday's over, come on, then, John
           C                      G
Time to be getting your pit boots on
             Bm            Em       D
On with your sack and your moleskin trousers
C             G       C
Time you were on your way
G                          G/B
Time you were learning the pitman's job
    C                  D
And earning a pitman's pay
               G
Come on, then, John



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                           Song - Once In A Very Blue Moon
                          *********************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


---------------
CAPO: 6th Fret
---------------


INTRO
******
C

---------------------
VERSE 1
********
             Em           F
I found your letter in my mailbox today
C             G           F      G    C
You were just checking if I was okay
         Em                  F
And if I miss you, well, you know what they say


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CHORUS
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         G     C         Am
Just once in a very blue moon
     F           G       C
Just once in a very blue moon
     F   G     E7        Am
Just once in a very blue moon
      F        G         C
And I feel one coming on soon


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VERSE 2
********
           Em        F
No need to ask me if we can be friends
    C             G          F     G     C
And help me right back on my feet again
         Em              F
And if I miss you, well, just now and then


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CHORUS
*******
         G     C         Am
Just once in a very blue moon
     F           G       C
Just once in a very blue moon
     F   G     E7        Am
Just once in a very blue moon
      F        G         C
And I feel one coming on soon


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BRIDGE
*******
          Am        E7  Am
There's a blue moon shining
     C                Dm7           C
When I am reminded of all we've been through
       Am        E7  Am
Such a blue moon shining
        F         Dm7      G7     C
Does it ever shine down on you?


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VERSE 3
********
           Em            F
You act as if it doesn't hurt you at all
     C            G                 F         G     C
Like I'm the only one who's getting up from a fall
            Em           F
Don't you remember, now, don't you recall?


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CHORUS
*******
         G     C         Am
Just once in a very blue moon
     F           G       C
Just once in a very blue moon
     F   G     E7        Am
Just once in a very blue moon
      F        G         C
And I feel one coming on soon
     F           G       C
Just once in a very blue moon




ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                             Song - Farewell Farewell
                            **************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


----------------
CAPO: 5th Fret
----------------


INTRO
******
C

-------------------------
VERSE 1
********
    F         C                     G
Farewell, farewell to you who would hear
    F      G          F
You lonely travellers all
    C          F         C    Am
The cold north wind will blow again
    F       G         F
The winding road does call


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VERSE 2
********
             C               G
And will you never return to see
     F           G      F
Your bruised and beaten sons
       C        F         C         Am
"Oh, I would, I would, if welcome I were
         F         G     F
For they loath me, every one"


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VERSE 3
********
             C             G
And will you never cut the cloth
   F         G        F
Or drink the light to be
    C       F     C       Am
And can you never swear a year
   F  G      F
To anyone of we?


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VERSE 4
********
            C             G
"No, I will never cut the cloth
   F         G        F
Or drink the light to be
         C       F       C       Am
But I'll swear a year to one who lies
 F          G       F
Asleep alongside of me"


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VERSE 5
********
    F         C                     G
Farewell, farewell to you who would hear
    F      G          F
You lonely travellers all
    C          F         C    Am
The cold north wind will blow again
    F       G         F
The winding road does call
    G         C
Farewell, farewell



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                              Song - Sparks Might Fly
                             *************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard



INTRO
******
D A G
D A G
D

-------------------
VERSE 1
********
  G       A                   D
I cannot stop this child from touching me
G         A                     D
 I see no fault in watching her bloom
G                 A                     D
 She knows where fire begins and where sparks might fly
Em      A                  D
 Yet I feel she may be consumed.
G          A           D
 She done turns on the B stage
G          A              D
She shook hands when the shoe fit
G         A             D
I wanna know how the land lies
C                       D     D A G
 I'll let you in on a secret


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VERSE 2
********
  G       A                    D
I did not steal away when love rode by
G         A             D
I did not let myself be unkind
G               A                    D
It's so hard to say where love meets lust
Em      A                   D
I often think I'm losing my mind.
G       A                    D
I trade notes with the press league
G         A          D
They send back their suggestions
G         A            D
I wanna know where I come from
C                       D     D A G
But all I get are directions.


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CHORUS
*******
             Bm                  Em           D
I can't get started, can't get going What's wrong?
     Bm                 Em                   D
Big ideas, the fine intentions They're all gone
D                         C                            D
It takes two flagons of courage Pounds, shillings and pence
D                   C           D             D A G
You wind up going nowhere   It doesn't make sense.


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VERSE 3
********
  G       A                       D
I see my brother's face grow dark with care
G          A                 D
I spend my time avoiding his gaze
G               A                          D
I pray that God might make his dreams come true
Em          A                      D
I'd give so much to feel he's been saved.
G        A               D
A bright spark in the playground
G    A          D
Dead loss as an anchor
G         A         D
You don't call him a misfit
C                      D     D A G
He's just stuck for an answer.


-------------------
CHORUS
*******
             Bm                  Em           D
I can't get started, can't get going What's wrong?
     Bm                 Em                   D
Big ideas, the fine intentions They're all gone
D                         C                            D
It takes two flagons of courage Pounds, shillings and pence
D                   C           D             D A G
You wind up going nowhere   It doesn't make sense.

             Bm                  Em           D
I can't get started, can't get going What's wrong?
     Bm                 Em                   D
Big ideas, the fine intentions They're all gone
D                         C                            D
It takes two flagons of courage Pounds, shillings and pence
D                   C           D             D A G
You wind up going nowhere   It doesn't make sense.



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                                   Song - Katie
                                  **************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


---------------
CAPO: 3rd Fret
---------------



VERSE 1
********
G                      C                        Am
Tumbling curls of green by stainglass streaming light
C           D                G   C                     D
And a yellow coloured lampshade used to keep us up all night
G                             C                    Am
And the smile upon her face, the tears upon your cheek
C              D             G
And the night sky on the window
C                         D
Your heart calling out to me.


--------------------------
CHORUS
*******
G
Come running home again, Katie
C                   Am
Come running home again
C         D                G
Cross my heart and hope to die
C                                    D
Shall I cause another tear from your eye


--------------------------
VERSE 2
********
G                      C                        Am
The mirror that won't talk and your nightgown on the door
C           D            G   C              D
And the old pedal singer just don't sing no more
G             C            Am
You can roll the reels for hours
C        D             G
From the movie of this book
C                       D
It's a question mark on this heart of mine

Sends an elder back to look.


--------------------------
CHORUS
*******
G
Come running home again, Katie
C                   Am
Come running home again
C         D                G
Cross my heart and hope to die
C                                    D
Shall I cause another tear from your eye


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VERSE 3
********
G               C         Am
Now I'm looking through a tunnel
C     D                  G              C                                  D
Back into the room With the genius of a druid when the sunlight floods the tomb
G                        C                     Am
And I'm never going back there, and I couldn't anyway
C                        D
'cause though I made the great escape

I never got away.


--------------------------
CHORUS
*******
G
Come running home again, Katie
C                   Am
Come running home again
C         D                G
Cross my heart and hope to die
C                                    D
Shall I cause another tear from your eye



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                              Song - Leaving The Land
                             *************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


---------------
CAPO: 4th Fret
---------------


INTRO
******
G   C   G Bm C   G

-----------------------
VERSE 1
********
                C      G           Bm        C     G
It's time to go, Jenny, no need to close the door
                      C                G             Bm   C     Am
What if the dust gets in the house? It doesn't matter any more
                      D               G            C      Am
You and the dust have been at war for far too many years
                              D
But now the war is over, Jenny dear


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CHORUS
*******
G                  C
Leaving the land
G                  C
Leaving the land
                 D             G    Bm      C    D7
Leaving all I've ever been and everything I am
            G     C  G  C  G
Leaving the land


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VERSE 2
********
                C                       G            Bm     C     G
Remember when I brought you here, those long, bright years ago
                         C                  G             Bm      C     Am
For all that time you've been my heart, and this land has been my soul
                          D             G                     C   Am
The long, bright days are over now, but still the heart beats on
                         D
But, Jenny dear, the soul is gone


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CHORUS
*******
G                  C
Leaving the land
G                  C
Leaving the land
                 D             G    Bm      C    D7
Leaving all I've ever been and everything I am
       Em
Leaving the land


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INSTRUMENTAL
*************
C   G Bm C   G   C
G   C   Em

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VERSE 3
********
                C      G              Bm       C      G
It's time to go, Jenny, drive quickly down the track
                     C             G          Bm      C     Am
We'll never see what lies ahead if we keep on looking back
                  D               G            C        Am
Behind is just an empty house, old memories and ghosts
                              D
And our small dream gathering dust


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CHORUS
*******
G                  C
Leaving the land
G                  C
Leaving the land
                 D             G    Bm      C    D7
Leaving all I've ever been and everything I am
            G     C  G  C  G
Leaving the land
            G     C  G  C  G
Leaving the land



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                               Song - There Is A Time
                              ************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard



INTRO
******
Em

-----------------------
VERSE 1
********
                                 C
There is a time in life it seems
                 Bm7
For believing in dreams
    Em
For me it's gone
                       C
And though I realize today
                 Bm7
Dreams are empty anyway
  Em                     B
I still feel wronged


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CHORUS
*******
              Em                B
I felt cheated when you went away
                 Am          B         Am
But not as defeated as I felt the day
                          Em      B            Em
You came back and we found so little to say


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VERSE 2
********
                               C
There is a time in life I know
                    Bm7
When we all must outgrow
       Em
Young ideals
                       C
And the wisdom that we gain
                       Bm7
Is paid for with the pain
  Em          B
I now feel


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CHORUS
*******
              Em                B
I felt cheated when you went away
                 Am               B    Am
But not as defeated as I felt the day
                          Em      B
You came back and we found so little to say


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INSTRUMENTAL
*************
Em      C      Bm7   Em

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VERSE 3
********
                                 C
There is a time in life it seems
                 Bm7
For believing in dreams
    Em
For me it's gone



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                              Song - Leaboy's Lassie
                             ************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


---------------
CAPO: 5th Fret
---------------


INTRO
******
C  G  C  G

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VERSE 1
********
Em           D           C
First when I came to the town
     Am        F         C      G
They called me young and bonny
  F         Em         Am
Now they've changed my name
       Dm7             G
Called me the Leaboy's honey


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VERSE 2
********
     Em     D          C
I'll dye my petticoats red
         Am        F      C       G
And I'll face them with a yellow
     F        Em      Am
I'll tell the dyester lads
         Dm7             G        C  G
That the Leaboys I've to follow


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VERSE 3
********
     Em   D         C
It's over hills and dales
    Am   F         C        G
And over dykes and ditches
     F      Em       Am
Say, will I like the lad
     Dm7                G
That wears the moleskin breeches


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VERSE 4
********
    Em          D         C
The black horse draws the cart
    Am      F        C    G
And he's as proud as any
     F      Em       Am
Say, will I like the lad
     Dm7              G        C  G
That drives him on so canny


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VERSE 5
********
Em      D        C
Feather beds are fine
Am      F         C      G
Painted rooms are bonny
    F       Em         Am
But I would leave them all
   Dm7           G
To jog away with Johnny


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VERSE 6
********
Em      D        C
Oh, for Saturday night
     Am        F      C       G
It's I that'll see my dearie
F          Em        Am
He'll come whistlin' in
     Dm7            G       C  G
When I am tired and weary


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VERSE 7
********
Em           D           C
First when I came to the town
     Am        F         C      G
They called me proud and saucy
  F         Em         Am
Now they've changed my name
       Dm7             G        C  G
Called me the Leaboy's lassie


ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                        Song - Trying To Get The Balance Right
                       ****************************************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


---------------
CAPO: 2nd Fret
---------------


INTRO
******
Em

----------------------
VERSE 1
********
                       B         C
We don't always live in harmony
                         G                Am
And often there are times we are enemies
                     Em
I fight with you, and you fight with me
B                        Em
Trying to get the balance right


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VERSE 2
********
                       B
Sometimes we cause each other pain
    C              G                  Am
Sometimes our wills are not the same
                 Em
And often we tire of the strain
B                        Em        C
Trying to get the balance right


----------------------
CHORUS
*******
                    D
Like a circus pair
               Bm   Am
High up in the air
                 D
Working on their act
   B                 Em      C
We need that kind of pact
                     D
High above the ring
           Bm         Am
Watch them balancing
              D
See how they unite
    B               Em
We, too, can get it right


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VERSE 3
********
                        B          C
We don't always seem to get along
                         G           Am
And one of us often acts too strong
                        Em
Sometimes we find we're going wrong
B                        Em        C
Trying to get the balance right


----------------------
CHORUS
*******
                    D
Like a circus pair
               Bm   Am
High up in the air
                 D
Working on their act
   B                 Em      C
We need that kind of pact
                     D
High above the ring
           Bm         Am
Watch them balancing
              D
See how they unite
    B               Em
We, too, can get it right


----------------------
INSTRUMENTAL
*************
B  C  G  Am
Em  B  Em

----------------------
VERSE 4
********
                        B        C
We don't always live in harmony
                                 G        Am
And often there are times we are enemies
                    Em
But I love you, and you love me
        B              Em
When we get the balance right
        B              Em
When we get the balance right
       B              Em   Am
We can get the balance right


----------------------
INTRO
******
D  B  Em  Am  X3
D  G  B    Em



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                                 Song - Moon River
                                *******************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard



INTRO
******
G  Em    Am   Bm

----------------------
VERSE 1
********
G    Em     C            G
Moon River, wider than a mile
C                   G          F#m   B7
I'm crossing you in style some day


----------------------
CHORUS
*******
    Em    G
You dream maker
    C    Cm
You heartbreaker
    Em          A
Wherever you're going
    Am         D
I'm going your way


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VERSE 2
********
G   Em      C               G
Two drifters off to see the world
C                     G        F#m   B7
There's such a lot of world to see


----------------------
BRIDGE
*******
     Em         A    Cm        G
We're after the same rainbow's end
C                   G
  Waitin' round the bend
C                G
  My Huckleberry friend
Em   Am   D    G
Moon River and me


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CHORUS
*******
    Em    G
You dream maker
    C    Cm
You heartbreaker
    Em          A
Wherever you're going
    Am         D
I'm going your way


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VERSE 3
********
G   Em      C               G
Two drifters off to see the world
C                     G        F#m   B7
There's such a lot of world to see


----------------------
BRIDGE
*******
     Em         A    Cm        G
We're after the same rainbow's end
C                   G
  Waitin' round the bend
C                G
  My Huckleberry friend
Em   Am   D    G   Am  D  G
Moon River and me



ENJOY................



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                                Artist - Mary Black
                               *********************
                               Song - Don't Explain
                              **********************
                    Album - By The Time It Gets Dark - Album (1987)
                   *************************************************
                               Tabbed By - Ayreon77
                              **********************
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tuning = Standard


----------------
CAPO: 5th Fret
----------------


VERSE 1
********
Am                Bm      E
Hush now, don't explain
Am                B  E
Just say you'll remain
A#       A
I'm glad
G#      F
you're back
G
Don't explain


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VERSE 2
********
Am                Bm      E
Quiet, don't explain
Am                B  E
What is there to gain
A#       A
Skip that
G#      F
lipstick
G
Don't explain


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CHORUS
*******
Am  Em   Dm
You know that I love you
G               C
And what love endures
F
All my thoughts are of you
F           E
For I'm so completely yours
Am  Em Dm
Cry to hear folks chatter
G               C
And I know you cheat
F
Right or wrong, don't matter
F           E
When you're with me, sweet


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VERSE 3
********
Am                Bm      E
Hush now, don't explain
Am                B  E
You're my joy and pain
A#       A
My life's
G#      F
Yours love
G
Don't explain


------------------------
CHORUS
*******
Am  Em   Dm
You know that I love you
G               C
And what love endures
F
All my thoughts are of you
F          E
For I'm so completely yours
Am  Em Dm
Cry to hear folks chatter
G               C
And I know you cheat
F
Right or wrong, don't matter
F           E
When you're with me, sweet


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VERSE 4
********
Am                Bm      E
Hush now, don't explain
Am                B  E
You're my joy and pain
A#       A
My life's
G#      F
yours love
G     C     F  C
Don't explain



ENJOY................
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You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
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