Vincent

Don McLean

 GAm
Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey
 CD7G
Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul
 GAm
Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodills
 CD7GCG
Catch the breeeze and the winter chills, in colors on the snowy linen land      

 AmD7G
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
 EmAm7D7Em
 How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
 A7Am7D7G
They would not listen they did not know how    Perhaps they'll listen now

 GAm
Starry starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze
 CD7G
Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in Vincent's eyes of chine blue
 GAm
Colors changing hue, morning fields of amber grain
 CD7GCG
Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed 'neath the artists's loving hand      

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 GAm7D7GF#E
 For they could not love you, but still your love was true       
 Am7Cm
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
 GF7E7
You took your life as lovers often do,
 Am7
But I could have told you, Vincent,
 CD7
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

 GAm
Stary, starry night, portraits hung in empty halls
 CD7G
Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
 GAm
Like the stranger that you've met, the ragged man in ragged clothes
 CD7GCG
The silver thorn of bloody rose, lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow       

 AmD7G
Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
 EmAm7D7Em
 How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
 A7Am7D7
They would not listen they're not listening still    
 G
Perhaps they never will


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samoore (report comment to admin):
The original was very nice. I have merely corrected some spelling and minor lyrics errors. I also changed the formatting slightly to shorten some lines so they would print properly, and to clarify the song structure. Hope this is useful to others who love this extraordinarily beautiful song.