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Long Live the King  The Byrds



 

 

[Em]The first thing that they [Bm]tell you about is [G]that you will be [D]king
[Em]A priest at least they tell you and [G]then that every[D]thing will be
al[A]right at last
You will finally be cast into your [Em]rightful throne
They got it all down [Bm]cold[Em]
[Em]Next thing that they [Bm]tell you is [G]not to be afra[D]id
You think you're [Em]better than the others [G]somewhat fine and [D]brave
They lead a[A]stray you could be up there all alone
A star they say a million miles away from home
An [G]empty space is t[F]hat the place you [Em]wanted
[Em]The last thing that they [Bm]tell you about they [G]ask you will it [D]hurt
They said [Em]sell what you can boy get [G]out while the getting's [D]good
And [A]they whisper in the evening all around town
[A]Oh humpty dumpty the king is falling down
Copyright @ 1973 Staysail Music(BMI)
From the "The Byrds" LP Asylum Records 1973
The Byrds Sweet Mary written by McGuinn/Levy
[Dm]Sweet Mary I've [C]got to be [Dm]leaving
Oh I can't let you [C]into my l[G]ife
[A7]Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
wife
When I [Dm]met I met you for pleasure
And the good times of [C]running aroun[G]d
Then you [Dm]seemed to be s[C]o understa[Dm]nding
>From the weight that's been[C] draggin me[G] down [A7]
The [Dm]good times are [C]coming between [Dm]us
Though you helped me I'm[C] carrying my [G]load
[G]And[A7] I've never felt more like a lover but I'm running right off the
road
Sweet [Dm]Mary I've [C]got to be [Dm]leaving
Oh I can't let you [C]into my l[G]ife
[A7]Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
wife
Oh it's [Dm]nothing you [C]said or i[Dm]nvited
And it's nothing you [C]did that was [G]wrong
Our l[Dm]ove tog[C]ether was [Dm]heaven but I promised [C]myself to be [G]strong [A7]
Sweet [Dm]Mary I've [C]got to be [Dm]leaving
Oh I can't let you [C]into my l[G]ife
[A7]Cause I know it would end in grieving and the last thing I need is a
wife
Copyright @ 1973 Patian/Blackwood Music(BMI)
From the "The Byrds" LP Asylum Records 1973
The Byrds Cowgirl In The Sand written by Neil Young
[E]Hello cowgirl in the [C#m]sand [E]is this place at your c[C#m]ommand
[E]Can I [B]stay here [A]for a[B]while [E]can I [B]see your [A]sweet sweet [B]smile
[F#m]Old [G#m]enough now to [E]change your [A]name
When [F#m]so many [G#m]love you is [E]it the s[A]ame
It's the [F#m]woman in you that makes you want to [E]play this [A]game
[E]Hello ruby in the [C#m]dust [E]has your band began to [C#m]rust
[E]After [B]all the [A]sin we've [B]had [E]I was [B]hoping that [A]we'd turn [B]back
F#m G#m E A^?
Old enough now to change your name
When [F#m]so many [G#m]love you is [E]it the s[A]ame
It's the [F#m]woman in you that makes you want to [E]play this [A]game
[E]Hello woman of my [C#m]dreams [E]is this not the way it [C#m]seems
[E]Purple [B]words on a [A]gray back [B]ground
[E]To be a [B]woman and to [A]be turned d[B]own
[F#m]Old [G#m]enough now to [E]change your [A]name
When [F#m]so many [G#m]love you is [E]it the [A]same
[E]It's the woman in you that makes you want to play this game
Copyright @ 1969 Cotillion Music Inc. & Broken Arrow Music Inc.
From the "The Byrds" LP Asylum Records 1973
The Byrds Things Will Be Better written by Chris Hillman
Dallas Taylor
[G]Things will be bet[D]ter now
[C]Don't ask me [D]why don't [G]ask me how
And both of us feel the [D]same way
What we're [C]feeling ins[D]ide we just can't [G]seem to say
Cause [A]misunderstanding is the cause of it all
Take you to the top just to watch you [D]fall
[G]Some time it's lonely and [D]cold
When you're [C]so far aw[D]ay from [G]home
Confusion can lead you ast[D]ray
It's [C]just a terrible [D]price to [G]pay
I b[A]ought you some books I dressed you up real fine
Go and live your life just let me live [D]mine
Copyright @ 1973 Bar None Music Inc.(BMI)
From the "Byrds" LP Asylum Records 1973

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