A Very Cellular Song

Incredible String Band

INTRO: G Am7 F Bb G Am7 F Bb

 Winter was cold and the clothing was thin        
 But the gentle shepherd    calls the tune        
 Oh dear     mother what shall I do         
 First please your eyes and then your ears Jenny    
 Exchanging love tokens say goodnight            

Lay down my dear sister
Won't you lay and take your rest              
Won't you lay your head upon your saviours breast
And I love you but Jesus loves you the best                  
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight,         
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight.
 One of these mornings bright and early and fine.
Goodnight, goodnight     
Not a cricket not a spirit going to shout me on
Goodnight, goodnight      
I go walking in the valley of the shadow of death
Goodnight, goodnight     

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.
 Who would lose and who would bruise        
 Or who would live quite prettily?                      
 And who would love what comes along                      
 And fill the air with joyous song                                
Who would go and who would come
Or who would simply linger
And who would hide behind your chair
And steal your crystallised ginger
 Nebulous nearness cry to me       
 At this timeless moment
 Someone dear to me wants me near, makes me high    
 I can hear vi – bra - tions fly             
 Through mangoes, pomegranates and planes                               
 All the same
 When it reaches me      and teaches    me       
To sigh                      
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
Oh ah ee oo there's absolutely no strife       
 living the timeless life    
 I don't need a wife   
 living the timeless life      
 If I need a friend I just give a wriggle                       
 Split right down the middle          
And when I look there's two of me
Both as hand-some as can be
Oh here we go slithering,              herwe go slithering and squelching on    

Oh here we go slithering, here we go slithering and squelching on
 Oh ah ee oo there's absolutely no strife          
 living the timeless life
 Black hair 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.

Ab Ab9 Am Am7 Bb C C7 D D7 Eb Em F G G7
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