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The Altar Boy and the Thief  Joan Baez

At night in the saf[Dm7]ety of shadows and numbe[G7]rs
[Dm7]Seeking some turf on which [G7]nothing encumbers
The [Dm7]buying and selling of [G7]casual looks
[Dm7]Stuff that gets printed in [G7]x-rated books
Your [Am]mother might have tried to under[G]stand
When you were [Am]hardly your daddy's little [G]man
And you [Fmaj7]gave up saluting the [G]chief
To f[G7sus4]ind yourself some [C]relief[Dm/C] [C]
[Dm7]Finely plucked eyebrows and [G7]skin of satin
[Dm7]Smiling seductive and [G7]endlessly Latin
Ol[Dm7]ympic body on [G7]dancing feet
[Am]Perfume thickening the [G]air like heat
A [Am]transient star of gay bar [G]fame
You [Am]quit your job and changed your [G]name
And you're [Fmaj7]nearly beyond be[G]lief
As y[G7sus4]ou hunt down a lit[C]tle rel[Dm/C]ief[C]
The [Dm7]seven foot black with the [G7]emerald ring
[Dm7]Broke up a fight without [G7]saying a thing
As the [Dm7]cops cruised by wanting [G7]one more chance
To [Am]send Jimmy Baldwin back [G]over to France
And a [Am]trucker with kids and a [G]wife
Pre[Am]fers to spend half of his l[G]ife
In [Fmaj7]early Bohemian mo[G]tif
Playing [G7sus4]pool and getting rel[C]ief[Dm/C] [C]
My [Dm7]favorite couple was [G7]looking so fine
[Dm7]Dancing in rhythm and [G7]laughing in rhyme
In the [Dm7]light of the jukebox all [G7]yellow and blue
[Am]Holding each other as [G]young lovers do
To [Am]me they will always re[G]main
Uns[Am]hamed, untamed, and un[G]blamed
The [Fmaj7]altar boy and the [G]thief
[G7sus4]Grabbing themselves some [C]relief[Dm/C] [C]
The [Am]altar boy and the [G]thief
[G7sus4]Catching a little re[C]lief [G7] [C]

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