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The Coast Chords

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  Chords for "The Coast"
Words & music By Paul Simon 1989 


 |Bb/F        Eb          |Bb/F            Bb 
A family of musicians took shelter for the night 

      |              Eb             |Bb/F Bb | 
In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia 

              Eb        |Bb/F           Bb  | 
 Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine 

            Eb            |Bb/F  Bb Bb/D | 
Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea 


Cm Bb Bb/D     |    Cm Bb     Bb/D | Cm Bb | 
      This is a lone---ly life 

Eb Bb/D Cm   Bb    F/A |Eb/Bb | 
Sorrows everywhere you  turn 

   |Db     Cm    Bb 
And that's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb | 
That's worth some money 

Db     Cm    Bb 
That's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |Db Cm Bb  
That's worth some money 


 |Bb/F        Eb    
A trip to the market 

 |Bb/F          Bb        |         
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight 

     Eb          |Bb/F      Bb | 
That settles over Washington 

              Eb      
A trip to the market 

 |Bb/F            Bb   
A trip around the world 

         |                  Eb                |Bb/F   Bb 
Where the evening meal is negotiable, if there is one. 


Bb/D     |Cm     Bb   Bb/D| Cm     Bb  Bb/D | Cm Bb | 
This is a lonely-lone,      lonely life 

Eb Bb/D Cm   Bb    F/A |Eb/Bb | 
Sorrows everywhere you  turn 


   |Db     Cm    Bb 
And that's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb | 
That's worth some money 

Db     Cm    Bb 
That's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb | 
That's worth some money 


Db Cm Bb | Eb|Bb | Eb|Bb Bb/D Cm| 


Bb                      Eb | 
   To prove that I love you 

Bb                      F  | 
   Because I believe in you 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 

Bb             Eb | 
   If I have money 

Bb               F   | 
   If I have children 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 

Bb           Eb |Bb            F      | 
   Oo-wah Oo-wah     Doo-wop a Doo-wah 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 


No chord |  |Bb Eb |Bb | Eb| 


Bb       |                Eb       
   We are standing in the sunlight      

   |Bb/F          Bb       
The early morning sunlight 

      |                 Eb           | 
In the harbor church of Saint Cecilia 

Bb/F Bb             Eb      |Bb/F           Bb 
        To praise a soul's returning to the earth 

      |            Eb                |Bb/F  Bb Bb/D | 
To the Rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea 

Cm Bb Bb/D       |Cm Bb Bb/D|Cm  Bb |Eb |  | 
      This is the on------ly life 


   |Db     Cm    Bb 
And that's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb | 
That's worth some money 

Db     Cm    Bb 
That's worth something 

         Eb            | 
When you think about it 

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb | 
That's worth some money 


Db Cm |Bb Eb |Bb Bb/D Cm | 


Bb                      Eb | 
   To prove that I love you 

Bb                      F  | 
   Because I believe in you 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 

Bb          Eb | 
If I have money 

Bb            F   | 
If I have children 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 


Bb                   Eb| 
   If I have weaknesses 

Bb                F           | 
   Don't let them blind me now 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb                    Bb/D Cm | 
All along the injured coast 

Bb           Eb | 
   Oo-wah Oo-wah 

Bb           F      | 
   Doo Wop a Doo Wah 

Bb                 Eb    |Bb     Bb/D Cm | 
Summer skies, stars   are falling 

Bb                 Eb| 
   Leaving the shadow  

Bb                 F      |Bb Eb | 
   of the valley behind me now 

Bb      Bb/D       Cm         | 
   All along the injured coast 



Repeat and fade: 

Bb           Eb | 
   Oo-wah Oo-wah 

Bb           F      | 
   Doo Wop a Doo Wah 

Bb                      Eb     | 
Summer skies, stars are falling 

Bb               Bb/D Cm         | 
   All along the in---jured coast 
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