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Southbound Jericho Park  Roy Orbison

[A]There was a [G]man whose [D]memories were [A]made up of nothing.
He pushed the [G]elevator [D]button, and [A]go home to nothing.
[G]Yes his business had [Dmaj7]prospered but women get [C]lonely sometimes,
Now she has the house
[G]His son in college had [Dmaj7]dropped out to expand his [C]mind.
And [Em]Sarah, his daughter had not spoken to him.
[A]Maybe he'd raised her the [D]wro[G]ng [A]way. He wondered.
[G]He checked his mailbox, with [C]fingers a-tremblin' no [F]mail, from anyone.
”I'm [Em]home“ he said softly, as he opened the door
And [A]gazed at his empty a[D]par[G]tme[A]nt, aching, thinking.

[D#]Southbound [Bb]Jericho [F]parkway is [D#]what you call a [Bb]one-way [F]street.
[D#]Southbound [Bb]Jericho [F]parkway is [D#]what you call a [Bb]one-way [F]street.
At [D#]7.20, Monday after New Year, Mr[Bb] Henry Johnson le[Bb7]aned against the pedal
Aimed his Lincoln steady and [D#]drove himself into [E]a [F]wall.

[G]How could a thing such as this ever happen.
All the community said it was shame.
He was a [B]good man, he was a clean man yeah,
That's what he was a good and clean man
And his [D#]landlady said he was an exemplary te[C]nant.
They're [Cm]always nice and quiet when they're all alone at his[G] age.

[C7]The young man sat, on a small woven mat.
While the [Bb]silken smoke it [F]circled over [C7]head.
The cigarettes were there to prove he didn't care
Bout the [Bb]contents of the [F]telegram he'd just [C7]read.
[Bb]Father, [F]father, f[C7]ather.
You [Bb]always seemed to [F]be so out of [C7]reach.
And the [Bb]psychedelic [F]sign read: [C7]peace.

Apartment in New York, a girl closes the door,
And leans against it with her head bowed low.
Thoughts raced through her mind of when she was a child.
Raised warmly by a man she didn't know.
Father, father, father.
She wished she had phoned him yesterday
There were so many things she had to say

[Cm]Henry, the [Bbmaj7]check is in my hands
[G#]Brought by the insurance man to [Cm]cover all my plans
We'll have flowers, your [Bbmaj7]broker will be there
And [G#]Sarah, if she cares, and our [Cm]boy with all his hair
And the [G#]sun rose, and the [G#m]sunset as it [D#]always [Bb]has,
And [Cm]people yet unknown, were b[G#]usy being born,
[Bb]And time when [Cm]past.






by: José Duarte
jtduarte1@gmail.com

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