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The Boy in the Bubble  Paul Simon

Tuning: Standard
Whatever your strumming pattern may be, try to incorporate the following
changes and rhythm:
VERSE INTOR / INTERLUDE
[Am] [Am] [C] [D] [Am] [C] [D] [C] [D] [C] [D] [D] 
[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+]  
 
 e|----0-------0---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B|----1-------1---|----1---3-3-----|----1---3---1-3-|----1---3-3-----|
 G|----2-------2---|----0---2-2-----|----0---2---0-2-|----0---2-2-----|
 D|2-----------2---|2---x---0-------|2---x---0---x-0-|----x---0-0-----|
 A|0-------0-------|0---3-----------|0---3-------3---|----3-----------|
 E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

CHORUS / OUTRO
[G] [G] [C] [D] [G] [C] [D] [C] [D] [C] [D] [D] 
[1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+] [1] [+] [2] [+] [3] [+] [4] [+]  
 
 e|----3-------3---|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 B|----0-------0---|----1---3-3-----|----1---3---1-3-|----1---3-3-----|
 G|----0-------0---|----0---2-2-----|----0---2---0-2-|----0---2-2-----|
 D|0-----------0---|0---x---0-------|0---x---0---x-0-|----x---0-0-----|
 A|x---------------|x---3-----------|x---3-------3---|----3-----------|
 E|3-------3-------|3---------------|3---------------|----------------|
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

INTRO
accordion only
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
full band
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
VERSE
It was a [Am]slow day
And the [Am]sun [C]was [D]beating
On the [Am]soldiers [C]by the [D]side of [C]the [D]road[C] [D] [D]
There was a [Am]bright light
A [Am]shattering [C]of [D]shop windows
The [Am]bomb [C]in the [D]baby carriage [C]was [D]wired [C]to the [D]ra[D]dio
CHORUS
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
[G] This [C]is the [D]long [C]dis[D]tance call[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way the camera [G]follows [C]us in [D]slo-mo
[G] The [C]way we [D]look to [C]us [D]all[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way we look to a [G]distant [C]constel[D]lation
That's [G]dying [C]in a [D]corner [C]of [D]the sky[C] [D] [D]
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
And [G]don't [C]cry [D]baby, [C]don't [D]cry, [C]don't [D]cr[D]y
INTERLUDE
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
VERSE
It was a [Am]dry wind
And it s[Am]wept a[C]cross the [D]desert
And it [Am]curled in[C]to the [D]circle [C]of [D]birth[C] [D] [D]
And the [Am]dead sand
[Am]Falling [C]on the [D]children
The [Am]mothers [C]and the [D]fathers [C]and [D]the auto[C]matic [D]ea[D]rth
CHORUS
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
[G] This [C]is the [D]long [C]dis[D]tance call[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way the camera [G]follows [C]us in [D]slo-mo
[G] The [C]way we [D]look to [C]us [D]all[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way we look to a [G]distant [C]constel[D]lation
That's [G]dying [C]in a [D]corner [C]of [D]the sky[C] [D] [D]
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
And [G]don't [C]cry [D]baby, [C]don't [D]cry, [C]don't [D]cr[D]y
INTERLUDE (synth guitar licks)
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
| Am | Am C D | Am C D C D | C D |
VERSE
It's a [Am]turn-around jump shot
It's [Am]every[C]body [D]jump start
It's [Am]every [C]gene[D]ration [C]throws a [D]hero [C]up the [D]pop [D]charts
[Am]Medicine is magical and [Am]magi[C]cal is [D]art
Think of the[Am] Boy [C]in the [D]Bubble
And [C]the [D]baby with [C]the [D]baboon[D] heart
CHORUS
And I be[G]lieve, these are the days of [G]lasers [C]in the [D]jungle
[G]Lasers [C]in the [D]jungle [C]some[D]where[C] [D] [D]
[G] Staccato signals of [G]constant [C]infor[D]mation
A [G]loose a[C]ffili[D]ation [C]of [D]millionaires and [C]billion[D]aires and [D]baby
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
[G] This [C]is the [D]long [C]dis[D]tance call[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way the camera [G]follows [C]us in [D]slo-mo
[G] The [C]way we [D]look to [C]us [D]all[C] [D] [D]
[G] The way we look to a [G]distant [C]constel[D]lation
That's [G]dying [C]in a [D]corner [C]of [D]the sky[C] [D] [D]
[G] These are the days of [G]mira[C]cle and [D]wonder
And [G]don't [C]cry [D]baby, [C]don't [D]cry, [C]don't [D]cr[D]y
OUTRO
| G | G C D | G C D C D | C D |
| G | G C D | G C D C D | C D |

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