Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Cripples Cry chords

726 views 1 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
3 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
×
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
×
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
display chords
guitar tuner
edit
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Difficulty
Strumming
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
==================================================================
Artist - Tim Buckley
Song - Cripples Cry
Album - This track wasn't released on any of Buckley's studio albums but a version can
found on the bootleg 'Live at the Folklore Center 1967', which is of a January '67
in Greenwich Village.  A studio version was definitely recorded around the time of 
and Hello, and is allegedly sitting in the archives of Herb Cohen, Buckley's then manager.
it'll get a proper release some day (although given that Starsailor and Blue Afternoon 
remain out of print I wouldn't hold your breath!).

==================================================================
Tabbed by Benjamin Wilson (benwilson528@hotmail.com) - 9th Feb 08
==================================================================

The whole song uses the same four chords over and over.  The basic pattern in the
on the root chord seems to be:

       A
e-----------------------|
B---------------3-------|
G-------------3---3-----|
D-----------------------|
A------0----------------|
E-----------------------|

And then I guess pick as suits your style, or listen to the recording to see how it's
there.  If you have a beautiful voice with a four octave range that will probably add
to its performance as well...

             A             D           C#m      Bm          A
I know we're through but I still can't really believe that we'd fall

                A           D      C#m          Bm           A
And though it's sad I still try to hold back my tears, but still I call


           A      Bm     C#m
What can I say or do for you?

               Bm         A
What would you like me to be?

        A            Bm    C#m
Shall I laugh, dance    or sing for you?

         Bm            A
Cripples cry, what can I do?


      A             D          C#m   Bm
Yes I know that you don't want me anymore

        A      D       C#m      Bm
I carry tears, incense and fine wines

        A
What do you do?


           A                 D         C#m       Bm
        A
But please believe that your love will grow with time or with need

                A              D     C#m         Bm
         A
And though you say that you'll never change your mind, I'll be here


          D         C#m       Bm
And I'm a torn down child for you

           A
I build my castles in the sky

             D       C#m  Bm
And I've the colours of a clown

       A
In the teardrops from my eyes


      A             D          C#m   Bm
Yes I know that you don't want me anymore

        A      D       C#m      Bm
I carry tears, incense and fine wines

        A
What do you do?


           A     D       C#m
I'm on the other side of fear

           Bm                   A
Through my pain I've learned to love

          A       D          C#m
And if my actions aren't too clear

         Bm          A
remember clowns only cry


      A             D          C#m   Bm
Yes I know that you don't need me anymore

        A      D       C#m      Bm
I carry tears, incense and fine wines

        A
What do you do?


          A       D          C#m
Your dark secrets torture my mind

             Bm            A
Your life of love turns me cold

               A             D      C#m
And your first lovers you've left behind

          Bm        A
Or do you wish to return?


         A             D          C#m   Bm
Oh yes I know that you don't need me anymore

        A      D       C#m      Bm
I carry tears, incense and fine wines

        A
What do you do?


           A      D      C#m
What can I say or do for you?

               Bm         A
What would you like me to be?

        A            Bm    C#m
Shall I laugh, dance    or sing for you?

         Bm            A
Cripples cry, what can I do?


          A             D          C#m   Bm
And yes I know that you don't need me anymore

        A      D       C#m      Bm
I carry tears, incense and fine wines

        A
What do you do?


==================================================================
NB - I can't be 100% sure on the lyrics cos the bootleg's kind of poor quality.  I think
mostly right though.

==================================================================

            
            
Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
comments
print report bad tab
guest
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction