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Catcher In The Rye chords

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Sammy uses some odd timings in the song, like throwing in an extra 2/4 measure between alternate verses,
but it works perfectly well in 4/4 signature.

Capo on 2 for the original on the"Song For Patty" album (it will still be off with the original if you 
try to play along due to a change in tape speed during mastering).

Capo on 3 for the version on "Sammy Walker"

Intro: G D C D x 2

          G
I'm gonna catch me a ride on the subway car
       D
That's heading for the Old North Star
    C                                 G         D
And leave my troubles stranded on the mainland

          G
I'm gonna crown the god of night with light
    D
And pull myself clean outta sight
    C                              D
And turn the phony world I live to sand

G
I would gladly sail away 
    D
And never mind a word you say
        C                              G       D
They're just the figments of your imagination

G
Cast your riddles at my head
 D
About the way I must be fed
 C                                  D
Upon your rules and schools of institutions


Chorus:
G
Why Lord why
         C
Were the mountains built so high?
        D             C
And the shoals of the Sea
              G        D
Sometimes get lonely?

G
Why Lord why
       C
Must I learn to testify?
     D
When all I want to be
          C              G
Is just a catcher in the rye?

     G
It's hard to dream within a scheme
     D
That says your soul can't be redeemed
    C                                G  D
And Silent Night is heard outside my window

G 
Days are long and ways are short
    D
And nights are left with no resort 
  C                              D
Except to listen to the lonesome wind blow


Chorus:
G
Why Lord why
         C
Were the mountains built so high?
        D             C
And the shoals of the Sea
              G        D
Sometimes get lonely?

G
Why Lord why
       C
Must I learn to testify?
     D
When all I want to be
          C              G
Is just a catcher in the rye?

       G
If you can't seem to find the aim
D
Of the rules set for the game
        C                             G      D
They'll throw you in a school of restitution

        G
They'll look you in the eye and grin
    D
And say "I'd like to be your friend"
    C                               D
And wear a sign reads "Long Live Execution"

Chorus:
G
Why Lord why
         C
Were the mountains built so high?
        D             C
And the shoals of the Sea
              G        D
Sometimes get lonely?

G
Why Lord why
       C
Must I learn to testify?
     D
When all I want to be
          C              G
Is just a catcher in the rye?

            
            
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