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Simple Joys chords

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[Intro]
Bb Ab2

 Bb                      Ab2         Bb      Ab2
Well, I'll sing you the story of a sorrowful lad,
         Bb           Ab2            Bb          Ab2
He had everything he wanted, didn't want what he had.
         Bb                 Ab2              Bb           Ab2
He had wealth and pelf and fame and name and all of that noise,
        Gb                        Ab Absus4 Ab
but he didn't have none of those simple joys.
Bbm               Eb             Ab   Ab7sus Ab7
His life seemed purposeless and flat.
Bbm             Eb                 Bb   Ab2 Bb
Aren't you glad you dont feel like that?
Ab2   Bb               Ab2
So he ran from all the deeds he'd done,
   Bb                   Ab2
he ran from things he'd just begun.
   Bb            Ab2           Bb             Ab2
He ran from himself, which was mighty far to run.
Bb            Ab2              Bb             Ab2
Out into the country where he played as a boy.
       Gb                           Ab Absus4 Ab   Bbm
For he knew he had to find him some simple joy.
          Eb                  Ab Ab7sus Ab7   Bbm
He wanted someplace warm and green.
             Eb              Bb   Ab2   Bb   Ab2   Bb   Ab2
We all could use a change of scene.

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|--6--h8-----6--h8------------|
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Db                  Db Cb                    E C Db
Sweet summer evenings,    hot wine and bread.
Db                 Db Cb                   Gb G Ab
Sharing your supper,     sharing your bed.
Ab                 Db/Ab   Ab             Gb               GbMaj7
Simple joys have a simple voice. It says: Why not go ahead?
            Bbm     Eb      Gb       Ab
Wouldn't you rather be a left handed flea,
     Bbm       Eb          Gb            Ab
or a crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
       Bbm     Bbm7/Ab      Eb/G
than a man who never learns how to be free.
Gb            Ab       Bb   Ab2   Bb   Ab2
Not 'til he's cold and dead.
Bb   Ab2   Gb   Ab2   Bbm   Eb   Ab   Ab   Bbm   Eb
Bb   Ab2   Bb   Ab2   Gb   Ab

            Bbm     Eb      Gb       Ab
Wouldn't you rather be a left handed flea,
     Bbm       Eb          Gb            Ab
or a crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea
       Bbm     Bbm7/Ab      Eb/G
than a man who never learns how to be free.
Gb            Ab
Not 'till the day he dies?
Db                   Db C B         E    B C Db
Sweet summer evenings,    sapphire skies.
Db                 Db C B              E   Gb G Ab
Feasting your belly,    feasting your eyes.
Ab                 Db/Ab  Ab
Simple joys have a simple voice.
         Gb                    GbMaj7
It says time is living's prize.

                Bbm     Eb      Gb       Ab
And wouldn't you rather be a left handed flea,
     Bbm       Eb          Gb            Ab
or a crab on a slab at the bottom of the sea,
  Bbm         Eb        Gb     Ab
a newt on the root of a banyan tree,
     Bbm      Eb       Gb   Ab
or a fig on a twig in Galilee,
       Bbm     Bbm7/Ab      Eb/G
than a man who never learns how to be free.
Gb           Ab      Gb           Ab
Not till the day he, not till the day he,
Gb           Ab   Gb           Ab
not till the day, not till the day he

Dies!

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|--4--h6-----4--h6--------6--p4-----4------------|
|--------------------------------7-----h7--4-----|

            
            
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