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Manuscript  Al Stewart

<i></i> Artist - Al Stewart
Song - Manuscript
Album - To Whom It May Concern
This Is the Small part he does on the G, and comes in Every so often.
[D] [G]  

[D]Prince Louis Battenberg is [A]burning the Admiralty l[G]ights down low
[D]Silently sifting through [A]papers sealed with a [G]crown
[D]Admiral Lord Fisher is [A]writing to Churchill, [G]calling for more [D]Dreadnoughts
The houses in [A]Hackney are all falling [G]down
And my grandmother sits on the [A]beach in the days before the [D]war
[Bb]Young girl writing her [D]diary, [F] while time seems to p[G]ause
[Bb]Watching the waves as they come one by one to die on the [D]shore[F]
Kissing the [Bb]feeeeee[A]eeeeet [D]of England.
[G] [D] [G] [D]  

Oh the [D]lights of Saint Petersburg [A]come on as usual
[G]Although the air seems [D]charged with a strangeness of [A]late, yet there's nothing to [G]touch
And the [D]Tsar in his great Winter [A]Palace has called for the [G]foreign news
An [D]archduke was shot down in [A]Bosnia, but nothing [G]much
And my grandmother sits before the [A]mirror in the days before the [D]war
[Bb]Smiling a secret [D]smile [F] as she goes to the [G]door
And the [Bb]young man rides off in his carriage, homeward once [D]more[F]
And the sun sets [Bb]gentlyyyyyy[A]yyyyyy [D]on England.
[G] [D] [G] [D]  

Ah the [D]day we decided to [A]drive down to Worthing, it [G]rained and rained
[D]Giving us only a [A]minute to stand by the [G]sea
And [D]crunching my way through the [A]shingles, it seemed there was [G]nothing changed
Though the [D]jetty was maybe more [A]scarred that I'd known it to [G]be
And Mandi and I stood and [A]stared at the overcast [D]sky
Where [Bb]ten years ago we had [D]stood, my Grandfather and [G]I
And the [Bb]waves still rushed in as they had the year that he [D]died
And it [Bb]seemed that my lifetime was shrunken and lost in the [D]tide
As it rose and fell on the [Bb]sideeeee[A]eeeeee [D]of England
[G] [D] [G] [D]  
[D]Prince Louis Battenberg is [A]burning the Admiralty lights[F]
A Simple Tune To Play. Enjoy............

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