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The Cape  Guy Clark


The Cape
By Guy Clark
From the Dublin Blues CD
Guitar Intro:
Strum each chord on the down beat
emphasize the bass line
[C] [Em] [A] [G] [F] [G] [C]  
[C] [Em] [A] [G] [F] [G]  
[A7] [G] [F] [C]  
[C] [Em] [A] [G] [F] [G] [C]  
[1] [2] [1] [2] [1] [2] [1] [2]  
[C]Eight years [Em]old with a [A]flour sack [G]cape
Tied [F]all a[G]round his [C]neck
[C]He climbed [Em]up on [A]the ga[G]rage
[F]Figurin' what the [G]heck
[C]He screwed his [Em]courage [A]up so [G]tight
The [F]whole thing [G]came [C]unwound
He got a [C]runnin' [Em]start and [A]bless his [G]heart
He [F]headed [G]for the [C]ground
Well he's [A]one of those who [G]knows that life
Is [F]just a leap of [C]faith
[C]Spread your [Em]arms and [A]hold your [G]breath
And [F]always [G]trust your [C]cape
[C] [Em] [A] [G] [F] [G] [C]  
[C] [Em] [A] [G] [F] [G] [C]  
All grown up with a flour sack cape
Tie all around his dreams
He's full of p**s and vinegar
He's bustin at the seams
He licked his finger and checked the wind
It's gonna be do or die
He wasn't scared of nothin', Boys
He was pretty sure he could fly
Old and grey with a flour sack cape
Tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage
And will be 'till he's dead
All these years the people said
He's actin like a kid
He did not know he could not fly
So he did

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