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Along Comes Mary   Association

                [promo copies co-credit Curt Boettcber] 

Jim Yester, in the liner notes to the Japanese _From The Original Master
Tapes_ CD (Warner/Pioneer WPCP-3536):

This was the first national hit for the group, and established the
"sound" of THE ASSOCIATION. So unique was the arrangement that it was
explored in depth on a television special by Leonard Bernstein.


        [rbytbm guitar plays xxxx55 (implicit Am/D9) on beats 2 and 4] 

[fuzz guitar (left channel) doubled with electric bass; clean guitar
(right channel) plays octave higher, doubled with acoustic bass]:

v v v v v v v v v v

v v v v v v v v

^^^^^^^ right channel only

x02210 x04432 x02213 x04432 <- left channel
xxx555 xxx777 xxx988 xxx777 <- right channel

Verse 1:

        [Am]Everytime I think that I'm the [Bm/A]only one who's lonely
                someone [Am7]calls on[Bm/A] me
        And e[Am]very now and then I spend my [Bm/A]time at rhyme and verse and curse
                those f[Am7]aults in[Bm/A] me

Chorus 1:

        And then a[E]long comes M[A]ary   [E7]     [A]
        And does she w[E]anna give me k[A]icks and be my steady c[E7]hick
        And give me p[A]ick of memor[E]ies [A]    [D]    [G]
        [B]Or maybe r[E]ather gather t[B]ales from all the f[E]ails and tribul[B]ations
        [E]Noone ever s[A]ees

v v v v

        When we [Dm]met I was s[Em]ure out to lu[F]nch
        Now my empty [F/D]cup tastes as sw[D]eet as the punch

        [3: to coda] 
x04434 x04435

Verse 2:

When vague desire is the fire in the eyes of chicks whose sickness
is the games they play
And when the masquerade is played the neighbor folks make jokes
at who is most to blame today

Chorus 2:

And then along comes Mary
And does she wanna set 'em free and let 'em see reality
From where she got her name
And will they struggle much when told that such a tender touch of hers
Will make them not the same

When we met I was sure out to lunch
Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch

        [Am]    [Bm/A]      [Am7]     [Bm/A]              
[recorder solo over intro] 

Verse 3:

And when the morning of the warning's passed the gassed and flaccid
kids are flung across the stars
The psychodramas and the traumas gone, the songs are left unsung
and hung upon the scars

Chorus 3:

And then along comes Mary
And does she wanna see the stains, the dead remains of all the pains
She left the night before
Or will their waking eyes reflect the lies and make them realize
Their urgent cry for sight no more
When we met I was sure out to lunch
Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch


        Sweet as the p[Am7]unch  (sweet as the [Bm/A]punch)
        Sweet as the p[Am]unch  (sweet as the [Bm/A]punch)
        Sweet as the p[Am7]unch  (sweet as the [Bm/A]punch)
                      Am [end cold]
Sweet as the punch

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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