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Mrs. Potter's Lullaby   Counting Crows

[G] Well I woke up in mid-afternoon cause that's when it [Cadd9] all hurts
the [Dsus4] most
[G] I dream I never know anyone at the party [Cadd9] and I'm always the
[Dsus4] host
[Em7] If dreams are like movies, then [Cadd9] memories are films about
ghosts [G]
You can [Dsus4] never escape, you can [Cadd9] only move south down the coast
[G] 

[G]Hey, [Dsus4]Mrs [Cadd9] Potter, don't [Dsus4] cry
Hey, Mrs Potter I don't know why but
Hey, Mrs Potter won't you talk to me

<----------2nd translation



2. Mrs. Potter's Lullaby

intro:

A Asus4 Asus4, A Asus2 Asus2
(play 4 times)

like this:
e-----------------------|
b---2---3-3----2---0-0--|
g---2---2-2----2---2-2--|
D---2---2-2----2---2-2--|
A-0---0------0---0------|
E-----------------------|

this is Riff A. It's played pretty much every other measure in all the
verses. The A's in the verses are usually the riff above, in fact, but a
simple A chord will do the job.


VERSE:


[A]Well I woke up in mid-afterno[D]on cause that's when it [E]all hurts the most
then Riff A twice

[A]I dream I never know anyone at the p[D]arty and I'm a[E]lways the host

then Riff A twice

[C#m]If dreams are like movies, then me[D]mories are films about ghosts

then Riff A twice

[A]You can never escape, you can [D]only move south down the coast

then Riff A twice

all the rest of the verses follow that same pattern.

Well, I am an idiot walking a tightrope of fortune and fame
I am an acrobat swinging trapezes through circles of flame
If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a
shame
And though I'll never forget your face,
sometimes I can't remember my name


CHORUS:

[C#m]Hey  [D]Mrs. [A]Potter do[E]n't cry

[C#m]Hey  [D]Mrs. [A]Potter I kn[E]ow why but
[C#m]Hey  [D]Mrs. [A]Potter won't you talk to me
(then, of course, back to Riff A and the verse chords again.)


Well, there's a piece of Maria in every song that I sing
And the price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings
And there is always one last light to turn out and one last bell
to ring
And the last one out of the circus has to lock up everything
Or the elephants will get out and forget to remember what you said
And the ghosts of the tilt-a-whirl will linger inside of your head
And the ferris wheel junkies will spin them forever instead
When I see you a blanket of stars covers me in bed
Hey Mrs. Potter don't go
Hey Mrs. Potter I don't know but
Hey Mrs. Potter won't you talk to me
All the blue light reflections that color my mind when I sleep
And the lovesick rejections that accompany the company I keep
All the razor perceptions that cut just a little too deep
Hey I can bleed as well as anyone, but I need someone to help me
sleep
So I throw my hand into the air and it swims in the beams
It's just a brief interruption of the swirling dust sparkle jet
stream
Well, I know I don't know you and you're probably not what you
seem
But I'd sure like to find out
So why don't you climb down off that movie screen
Hey Mrs. Potter don't turn
Hey Mrs. Potter I burn for you
Hey Mrs. Potter won't you talk to me
When the last king of Hollywood shatters his glass on the floor
and orders another
Well, I wonder what he did that for
That's when I know that I have to get out cause I have been there
before
So I gave up my seat at the bar and I head for the door
We drove out to the desert just to lie down beneath this bowl of
stars
We stand up at the Palace like it's the last of the great
Pioneertown bars
We shout out these songs against the clang of electric guitars
You can see a million miles tonight
But you can't get very far
Hey Mrs. Potter I won't touch and
Hey Mrs. Potter it's not much but
Hey Mrs. Potter won't you talk to me

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