Wee Small Hours

Procol Harum

        /  (drum fill)

Verse 1:

        In the wee small hours of sixpence
        And the lighted chandelier
        Stands a rusty    old retainer  
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 grief is not the reason
        He must be of sterner stuff
        And his sword, though old and rusty
        Must be blunt as sharp enough   

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 wee small hours of sixpence
        And the hat stand in the hall
        Waiting only     for the morning   
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 grief was not the reason
        He was made of sterner stuff
        And his sword, though old and rusty
        Still was blunt as sharp enough   

D Bm D (end cold)

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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