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Kate & Anna McGarrigle - 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
Daddy’s buddies send the flowers
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

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

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

E7  Am  E7  Am  C  F  G7  C

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