This is my first tab contribution, time to give something back after having received so much from this site. Your comments are welcome. It's quite different from the other tab on this site, so I thought it would be a good thing to propose this version of what I think is Terry Callier's most beautiful song. Listen to it to get an idea of how to put the words on the chords. Alternate between the different ways to play the chords to bring in some change. FM7: 1x2210 or x8109108 Em: 022000 or x79987 Am: 00210 or 577555 F: 133211 G: 320003 or 355433 Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe (from the album Occasional Rain - 1972) [Intro] FM7 Em 4x [Verse] FM7 And for my opening line Em I'm not trying to indicate my state of mind. FM7 I turn you on, Em I tell you that I'm laughing just to keep from crying FM7 Em And bringing music when you hear it, FM7 Em Keep on trying to get near it. FM7 Em A little rhythm for your spirit [Pre-Chorus] Am G Oh but that's what it's for F G Come on in, here's the door [Chorus] FM7 Em And I've seen a sparrow get high FM7 Em And waste his time in the sky FM7 Em He thinks it's easy to fly FM7 Em He's just a little bit freer than I FM7 Now here's a mystery Em And maybe you can help to make it clear to me FM7 When you're fast asleep Em Then what is it that's lighting up the dreams you see FM7 Em Only your tears can't conceal it FM7 Em And only your prayers may not reveal it FM7 Em You've got soul so you can feel it [Pre-Chorus] Am G And when you make the scene F G Well you know what I mean [Chorus] FM7 Em Hey I've seen a sparrow get high FM7 Em And waste his time in the sky FM7 Em He thinks it's easy to fly FM7 Em He's just a little bit freer than I FM7 n'doo dee doo boo bee boo boo bee bo dee Em FM7 dee boo boo dee bo do bee bo dee bo bee ba [Instrumental] Em FM7 Em FM7 Em [Verse] FM7 Down here on the ground Em When you find folks are giving you the runaround FM7 Keep your game uptight Em And if you must just take your secrets underground FM7 Em Now politicians are trying to speech you FM7 Em Mad colour watchers are trying to teach you FM7 Em Very few will really try to reach you [Pre-Chorus] Am G If you're lost in a stack F G That's OK, come all black [Chorus] FM7 Em Now I'd be the last to deny FM7 Em That I'm just an average guy FM7 Em And don't you know each little bird in the sky FM7 Em Is just a little bit freer than I [Verse] FM7 Hey ordinary Joe Em Although they say you're just a lazy so-and-so FM7 What they think is real Em Is nothing but an animated puppet show FM7 Em So don't let time and space confuse you FM7 Em And don't let name and form abuse you FM7 Em Let that Big Joe Williams blues you [Pre-Chorus] Am G F G In the light of the sun you can see how they burn [Chorus] FM7 Em Oh I've seen a sparrow get high FM7 Em And waste his time in the sky FM7 Em He thinks it's easy to fly FM7 Em He's just a little bit freer than I [Outro] FM7 n'doo dee doo boo bee boo boo bee bo dee Em FM7 dee boo boo dee bo do bee bo dee bo bee ba ... fade out Have fun!