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A simple desultory philippic

Simon & Garfunkel


A Simple Desultory Philippic - Simon and Garfunkel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Subtitled "Or How I Was Robert McNamara'd into Submission".
Transcribed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).
Drop D tuning (DADGBE). No capo. 4/4 time.
INTRO RIFF: D , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . ||-----------------|-----------------|----10-----------|-10---------------|| ||-----------------|-----------------|-----7-----------|--7---------------|| ||-----------------|-----------------|-----7-strum-----|--7-strum---------|| ||-0---0-----------|-----------------|-----7-----------|--7---------------|| ||---------3---3---|-0---0-----------|-----------------|------------------|| ||-----------------|---------3h5-3---|-0---------------|------------------||
INTRO: (Intro riff x2)
VERSE 1: D (intro riff) I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored.
D (intro riff) I been John O'Hara'd, McNamara'd.
G F G A I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled 'til I'm blind.
D I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
G Communist, 'cause I'm left-handed.
A D (bar7) That's the hand I use, well, never mind!
VERSE 2: (as before) I been Phil Spectored, resurrected. I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered. Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay. And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce, And all my wealth won't buy me health, So I smoke a pint of tea a day.
INTERLUDE: D G I knew a man, his brain was so small,
A He couldn't think of nothing at all.
D He's not the same as you and me.
G He doesn't dig poetry.
A He's so unhip that when you say Dylan,
D He thinks you're talking about Dylan Thomas,
G Whoever he was.
A The man ain't got no culture,
But it's alright, Ma, everybody must get stoned.
VERSE 3: (as before) I been Mick Jaggered, silver daggered. Andy Warhol, won't you please come home? I been mothered, fathered, aunt and uncled, Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled. I just discovered somebody's tapped my phone.
ENDING: (repeat intro riff to fade)
CHORDS: D : 057775 D (bar7) : 00777(10) G : 5x5433 F : 3x3211 A : 7x7655
\\\\ John Kean OO | ~~~~~~~~~ < ) (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz) \/ | `-
















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