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Wee Small Hours  Procol Harum

        [C]/  (drum fill)
Verse 1:

        In the w[C]ee small hours of s[Fm]ixpence
        And the l[C]ighted chandel[Fm]ier
        Stands a r[Dm]usty [Em]   old ret[F]ainer [C]
Abdim (N.C.) C/G
Whose old eyes are filled with tears

For his master, good Sir Gallant
Who is now off to the wars
And although his eyes are crying
We know grief is not the cause

Chorus 1:

        And if gr[F]ief is[F#dim] not the r[C]eason
        He must [F]be of [F#dim]sterner st[C]uff
        And his sw[F]ord, though old[Am/E] and r[Dm]usty
        Must be bl[G]unt as s[/F]harp en[/E]ough  [/D]

Verse 2:

In the wee small hours of sixpence
And the broken windowpane
Stand the remnants of the evening
Who are waiting all in vain

For the crowing of the cockroach
Sure as morning is not night
But the air is filled with silence
And the day bright is not light

Chorus 2:

But still darkness is no reason
We are men of sterner stuff
And our swords, though old and rusty
Still are blunt as sharp enough

Instrumental break (key changes to D):

Verse 3:

        In the w[D]ee small hours of [Gm]sixpence
        And the h[D]at stand in the h[Gm]all
        Waiting o[Em]nly [F#m]    for the m[G]orning  [D]
Bbdim (N.C.) D/A
Shadows flitting 'cross the wall

And perhaps that old retainer
Who now giving of his all
May have once been just as we are
And now has no face at all

Chorus 3:

        But still gr[G]ief was[G#dim] not the r[D]eason
        He was m[G]ade of [G#dim]sterner st[D]uff
        And his sw[G]ord, though old[Bm/F#] and r[Em]usty
        Still was bl[A]unt as s[/G]harp en[/F#]ough  [/E]

D Bm D (end cold)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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A Am/E Bm/F# C D Dm Em F F#dim F#m Fm G G#dim Gm
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