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As the Crow Flies - Will Varley

Capo: 3rd Fret


C      C

[Verse 1]

C                   F       C
When that bird fell from its nest,
Am                F     C
Me and my sister did our best,
Am                    F    C
To feed it earthworms everyday,
       Am                   F   C
After school we watched it fly away,

[Verse 2]

       C                F                            C         
And I miss my mother my old room and the sound of the rain
       Am                       F            C
As it fell on the rooftops and ran along the drains
     Am                         F                 C
But sometimes it feels like an ocean that railway line
E                              F                C
Sometimes it feels like we're living in darker times

[Verse 3]

     C          B           F        C
I'm heading back home for a couple of days
     Am        G          F         C
I can't imagine all that much has changed
Am                G             F           C
See that town it moves with the colour of the sky
                        G      F
There's a face I recognise
    E          C
As the crow flies

[Verse 4]

      C                     F                 C
Well someone's opened up a cafe on the river's edge,
      Am                                  F       C
I will go there in the summer rent some boats out, we said,
       Am                  F                   C
Those kids grew up in the beat of the old bass drum,
     E                   F               C
From son to father, from father back to son,

[Verse 5]

      C                         F                           C
That cat she used to run rings, always playing tricks on the dog,
         Am                      F                          C
He'd be sitting in the kitchen rolling round all covered in mud,
             Am                          F                      C
Now they're buried in the garden in the shadow of the hawthorn tree,
E                              F               C
Farewell travellers, may your souls always be free

[Verse 6]

         C          B        F           C 
Well we always get together this time of year,
        Am            G                    F          C
Always wish I could tell them what they're waiting to hear,
     Am      G              F       C   
But who said time moves in straight lines,
                       G        F
At least I can say I tried,
   E         C
As the crow flies

[Verse 7]

                 C                           F               C
She said "you're drinking too much, "I said, "yes I probably am"
           Am           F                      C
I find it easier to forget what I can't understand
      Am                   F                        C                  
Like how all those snakes made it past the lions so fast
    Am                       F                 C
And how the future turned so quickly into the past

[Verse 8]

        C          B           F       C
Now the cafe by the river's all boarded up,
            Am          G                 F            C
There's an autumn wind blowing through the old horse chestnuts,
       Am           G                F         C
And I saw him in a dream, said "he's doing alright,"
                        G        F
I can see him in your eyes
    E         G    F
As the crow flies
E   F       C
As the crow flies

[Verse 9]

      C                    F                     C
But sometimes it feels like everything's been done before,
     Am                 F            C
The same ideas and the same four chords,
             Am                           F          C
We're still leaving in the morning for to cross the sea
    Am                 F           C
Cos not everything has been done by me

[Verse 10]

   C                       F            C
I remember that boy in the fading August light
    Am                     F                  C
We watched that fledgling bird take its first flight
   Am               F       C
I hope that I have done you proud
      Am               F     C
And I promise to wake up and fight

[Verse 11]

        C           B              F         C
On the roads that we travel on the oceans we sail,
        Am         G              F          C
In the jaws of the dragon in the belly of the whale,
       Am          G      F    C
Yeah I always keep you by my side
                               G      F
We'll get old and we'll get wise,
    E        C  
As the crow flies,
                  G         F
Anywhere any time,
   E         C
As the crow flies

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wessexgirl 21 Jun 06, 2017 06:52 PM

The E chord doesn't seem to sound quite right to me

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LessOfAHero 737 Jun 07, 2017 04:20 AM

Cheers, I'll have another look.

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daveskyman 105 Aug 03, 2017 09:39 AM

Yeah, Em sounds about right instead

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