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Halley Came to Jackson  Mary Chapin Carpenter



 

 

 
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[Capo 2; eacb cbord is balf a measure.] 
[D] [in[D]tro[G]] [D] [D] [D] [A] [D] [D] [D] [G] [D] [D] [D] [A] [D]
[A] [in[A]tro[D]] [D] [G] [D] [A] [D] [A] [A] [Bm] [G] [D] [D] [A] [D]
[D]Late one [D]night when the [G]wind was [D]still [D] [D] [G] [D]
[D]Daddy brought the [D]baby to the [A]window [D]sill [D] [D] [A] [D]
To [D]see a bit of [D]heaven shoot ac[G]ross the [D]sky [D] [D] [G] [D]
The [D]one and only [D]time Daddy [A]saw it [D]fly [D] [D] [A] [D]
It [A]came from the [A]east just as [D]bright as a [D]torch
The [G]neighbors had a [D]party o[A]n their p[D]orch
[A]Daddy rocked the [A]baby, Mother [Bm]said "a[G]men"
When [D]Halley came to [D]visit in [A]nineteen [D]ten
[D] [in[D]str[G]ume[D]ntal] [D] [D] [A] [D] [D] [D] [G] [D] [D] [D] [A] [D]
Now back then Jackson was a real small town
And it's not every night a comet comes around
It was almost eighty years since its last time through
So I bet your mother would've said "amen" too
As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak
The papers wrote about it every day for a week
They wondered where it's going and where it's been
When Halley came to Jackson in 1910
[A] [in[A]str[D]ume[D]ntal] [G] [D] [A] [D] [A] [A] [Bm] [G] [G] [G] [G] [D] [D] [A] [D]
D5 ...
Now Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms
To dream a little dream of a comet's charms
And he made a little wish as she slept so sound
In nineteen eighty-six that wish came 'round ... D D A D
It [A]came from the [A]east, just as [D]bright as a [D]torch
She [G]saw it in the [D]sky from her [A]daddy's [D]porch
A A Bm G [pause]
As heavenly sent as it was back then
When [D]Halley came to [Bm]Jackson in [A]nineteen [D]ten
[A] [in[A]str[D]ume[D]ntal] [G] [D] [A] [D] [A] [A] [Bm] [G] [D] [Bm] [A] [D]
[D]Late one [D]night when the [G]wind was [D]still
D D G D D D A D.
[instrumental] 
- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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