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Halley Came To Jackson  Mary Chapin Carpenter


[Capo 2; eacb cbord is balf a measure.] 
[D] [in[D]tro[G]]  [D]     [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]     [D]   [D]   [G]   [D]     [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]
[A] [in[A]tro[D]]  [D]     [G]   [D]   [A]   [D]     [A]   [A]   [Bm]   [G]     [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]
[D]Late one [D]night when the [G]wind was [D]still  [D]   [D]   [G]   [D]
[D]Daddy brought the [D]baby to the [A]window [D]sill  [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]
To [D]see a bit of [D]heaven shoot ac[G]ross the [D]sky  [D]   [D]   [G]   [D]
The [D]one and only [D]time Daddy [A]saw it [D]fly  [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]
It [A]came from the [A]east just as [D]bright as a [D]torch
The [G]neighbors had a [D]party o[A]n their p[D]orch
[A]Daddy rocked the [A]baby, Mother [Bm]said "a[G]men"
When [D]Halley came to [D]visit in [A]nineteen [D]ten
[D] [in[D]str[G]ume[D]ntal] [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]     [D]   [D]   [G]   [D]     [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]
Now back then Jackson was a real small town
And it's not every night a comet comes around
It was almost eighty years since its last time through
So I bet your mother would've said "amen" too

As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak
The papers wrote about it every day for a week
They wondered where it's going and where it's been
When Halley came to Jackson in 1910

[A] [in[A]str[D]ume[D]ntal] [G]   [D]   [A]   [D]     [A]   [A]   [Bm]      [G]   [G]   [G]   [G]     [D]   [D]   [A]   [D]

D5 ...
Now Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms
To dream a little dream of a comet's charms
And he made a little wish as she slept so sound
In nineteen eighty-six that wish came 'round ... D D A D

It [A]came from the [A]east, just as [D]bright as a [D]torch
She [G]saw it in the [D]sky from her [A]daddy's [D]porch
   A            A      Bm       G [pause]
As heavenly sent as it was back then
When [D]Halley came to [Bm]Jackson in [A]nineteen [D]ten

[A] [in[A]str[D]ume[D]ntal] [G]   [D]   [A]   [D]     [A]   [A]   [Bm]   [G]     [D]   [Bm]   [A]   [D]
[D]Late one [D]night when the [G]wind was [D]still
D D G D D D A D.

- Adam Schneider,

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