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A Very Cellular Song  Incredible String Band

INTRO: G Am7 F Bb G Am7 F Bb

[G]Winter was cold [Am7]and the clothing[F] was thin       [Bb]
[G]But the gentle [Am7]shepherd    call[F]s the tune       [Bb]
[G]Oh dear     [Am7]mother what[F] shall I do        [Bb]
[G]First please your eyes and[Am7] then your[F] ears Jenny   [Bb]
[G]Exchanging love to[Am7]kens say good[F]night           [Bb]

Lay down[G] my dear sister
Won't you lay a[C]nd take your rest             [G]
Won't you lay your head upon your s[D]aviours breast
And I l[G]ove you b[C]ut Jesus loves you the best                 [G]
And I bid you goodnight,[C] goodnight, goodnight,        [G]
And I bid you goodnight,[C] goodnight.
[G]One of these mornings bright and early and fine.
Goodnight, goodnight    [C]
Not a crick[G]et not a spirit going to shout me on
Goodnigh[C]t, goodnight     [G]
I go walking in the valley of the shadow of death
Goodnight[C], goodnight    [G]

And his rod and his staff shall comfort me
Goodnight, goodnight
Oh John the wine he saw the sign
Goodnight, goodnight
Oh John say I seen a number of signs
Goodnight, goodnight
Tell A for the ark that wonderful boat
Goodnight, goodnight
You know they built it on the land getting water to float
Goodnight, goodnight
Tell B for the beast at the ending of the wood
Goodnight, goodnight
You know it ate all the children when they wouldn't be good
Goodnight, goodnight
I remember quite well, I remember quite well
Goodnight, goodnight
I was walking in Jerusalem just like John
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.
[G]Who would lose a[D]nd w[G]ho would brui[G7]se       [C]
[G]Or who would live quit[D]e pre[G]ttily? [G7]        [C]      [G]  [C]  [G]  [C]
[G]And who would[C] love what[Em] comes along            [D]         [G]
[D]And fill the air [G]with joyous song       [D]          [G]  [D]  [G]  [D]  [G]  [D]  [G]  [D]
Who would go and who would come
Or who would simply linger
And who would hide behind your chair
And steal your crystallised ginger
[G]Nebulous nearn[Am7]ess cry [F]to me      [Bb]
[G]At this timeless [F]moment
[Em]Someone dear to me w[G]ants me [Bb]near, makes me high   [Eb]
[Bb]I can hear vi [Eb]– bra - ti[Ab]ons fly  [Ab9]          [Eb]
[G]Through mangoes, pomegranates and planes                   [C]           [C7]
[G]All [G7]the [C]same
[G]When it reac[Am7]hes me  [F]    [Bb]and[G] teach[Am7]es    [F]me      [Bb]
To sig[Eb]h     [G]    [C]  [D7]   [G]  [C]  [D7]   [G]
Who would mouse and who would lion
Or who would be the tamer
And who would hear directions clear
From the unameable namer

Who would skip and who would plod
Or who would like quite silly
And who would ride backwards on a giraffe
Stopping every so often to laugh
Amoebas are very small
O[G]h ah ee [Am]oo there's absolu[D]tely no strife      [G]
[C]living the time[D]less life   [Em]
[G]I don't need a wife  [C]
[D]living the timeless life     [Em]
[G]If I need a friend I just giv[C]e a wriggle    [D]            [D]   [G]   [D]
[G]Split right down the midd[C]le         [D7]
And when[G] I look there's two of me
Both as h[C]and-some as [D]can be
Oh her[G]e we go slithering,             [D] h[G]er[D]e [G]we go slithering and squelching [C]on    

Oh here we go slithering, here we go slithering and squelching on
[G]Oh ah ee [C]oo there's absolute[D]ly no strife         [G]
[D]living the timeless life
[G]Bl[Am]ack[F] h[Bb]air brown hair feather and scale
Seed and stamen and all unnamed lives that live
Turn your quivering nerves in my direction
Turn your quivering nerves in my direction
Feel the energy projection of my cells
Wishes you well.
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide you all the way on.

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