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Lights of the Commodore Barry  Matthew Ryan

This is Matthew Ryan's song 'Lights of the Commodore Barry', the 6th track from his 1997
album "May Day". It's in standard tuning with capo on the 2nd fret.
Verse 1:
[D]I saw the lights of the Commodore Barry
[G]And I felt the shock of an[A] atom bomb
When the[D] tired old city of [A]Chester
Wa[Em]s draped and dying in my[A] arms
[D]For a while I was lost under the weight of remembering
Of how the sun would warn the projects some mornings
[G]When the birds were falling like winter's[A] frozen rain
And I was [D]all fingers numb holding a [A]brown paper lunch
[Em]Twelve years old and already[A] ashamed
Interlude: D, G, A, D, A, Em, A
Verse 2:
[D]Now soon I was floating over Highland Avenue
By my side was the Red Cross, the Pope and the President too
[G]Yeah I had returned like I [A]swore I would
To [D]right some wrongs and [A]sing my song
And[Em] share the luck that every man[A] should
[D]But when the fever broke and I awoke from the dream
I was passed out beside a jukebox siphoning gasoline
[G]When my brother yanked me hard from the[A] corner bar
And carried my[D] drunk bones [A]all the way home
[Em]Draped and heavy in his [A]arms
End on D.

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