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Vincent  Don McLean

Starry starry [D]night, paint your palette [Em]blue and grey
Look out on a [G]summer's day with [A7]eyes that know the darkness in my [D]soul
Shadows on the [D]hills, sketch the trees and the [Em]daffodills
Catch the breeeze and the [G]winter chills, in [A7]colors on the snowy linen [D]land   [G]  [D]

Now I under[Em]stand [A7]what you tried to [D]say to me
[Bm]How you suffered for you [Em7]sanity[A7] How you tried to set them [Bm]free
They would not listen they did [E7]not know [Em7]how   [A7] Perhaps they'll listen [D]now

Starry starry [D]night, flaming flowers that [Em]brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in [G]violet haze [A7]reflect in Vincent's eyes of chine [D]blue
Colors changing [D]hue, morning fields of amber [Em]grain
Weathered faces [G]lined in pain are [A7]soothed 'neath the artists's loving [D]hand   [G]  [D]
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[D]For they could not [Em7]love you, [A7]but still your love was [D]true   [C#]   [B]
And when no [Em7]hope was left in sight, on that [Gm]starry starry night
You [D]took your life as [C7]lovers often [B7]do,
But I [Em7]could have told you, Vincent,
This [G]world was never meant for one as [A7]beautiful as you

Stary, starry [D]night, portraits hung in [Em]empty halls
Frameless heads on [G]nameless walls with [A7]eyes that watch the world and can't for[D]get.
Like the stranger that you've [D]met, the ragged man in [Em]ragged clothes
The silver thorn of [G]bloody rose, lie [A7]crushed and broken on the virgin [D]snow    [G]  [D]

Now I th[Em]ink I know [A7]what you tried to [D]say to me
[Bm]How you suffered for you [Em7]sanity[A7] How you tried to set them [Bm]free
They would not listen they're [E7]not listening [Em7]still   [A7]
Perhaps they never [D]will

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