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A Most Peculiar Man  Simon & Garfunkel

Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 17:21:14 +0100 (BST)
From: R P Kent
A Most Peculiar Man
 
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Words and Music by Paul Simon
As perormed by Simon and Garfunkel off Sounds of Silence...
Tabbed and transcribed by Rich Kent r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk
All strings down half a tone to match the recording.
Verse 1
 
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D(sort of)
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He was a
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most peculiar man
[Em], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . [A], . , . , . , .
 
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That's what Mrs Reirdon said and she should know she lived up
[D], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . [G], . , . , . , . [A] , . , . , . , .
 
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stairs from him she said he was a most peculiar man
Verse 2
 
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[D], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
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He was a
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most peculiar man
[Em], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
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He lived all alone within a house within a room
A (triplets) D G A
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within himself a most peculiar man
Verse 3 is the same as verse 2...
He had no friends he seldom spoke,
And no one in turn ever spoke to him,
'Cause he wasn't friendly and he didn't care
And he wasn't like them.
Oh, no! he was a most peculiar man
Verse 4
 
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[D], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
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He died last
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Saturday
Em (Strum)
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He turned on the gas with the windows closed so he'd never wake up
Em (strum) (strum)
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To his silent world and his tiny room and Mrs Reirdon says he has a
brother somewhere
[A], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . [D], . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
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Who should be notified soon and
[G], . , . [A], . , . [D], . , . [Bm], . , . , . , . , . , . [G], . , . , . , .
 
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all the people said 'What a shame that he's dead but wasn't he a
,[D] . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
 
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most peculiar man Fade Out.....
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* Rich Kent; email r.p.kent@dur.ac.uk ; http://www.dur.ac.uk/~d213ga *
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