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A Poem on the Underground Wall  Simon & Garfunkel


SIMON & GARFUNKEL - A Poem On The Underground Wall

CAPO 7 (to be in key with the PSRAT album version) or
CAPO 6 (to be in key with e.g. the live version on "The Essential S&G")
Chord diagrams:
C: X-3-2-0-1-0
C/B: X-2-0-0-1-0
G: 3-2-0-0-0-3
G/B: 2-0-0-0-0-3
Em: 0-2-2-0-0-0
D: X-X-0-2-3-2
Am: X-0-2-2-1-0

Intro: C - C/B - G - G - G/F# - Em
The [C]last [C/B]train is [G]nearly due, the [G]under[G/F#]ground is [Em]closing soon,
And [C]in the [C/B]dark de[G]serted station, [G]restless[G/F#] in ant[Em]icipation,
A [C]man waits [C/B]in the [G]shadows.[G] [-] [G/F#] [-] [Em]
His [C]restless [C/B]eyes [G]leap and scratch, at [G]all that [G/F#]they can [Em]touch or catch,
And [C]hidden [C/B]deep with[G]in his pocket, [G]safe wi[G/F#]thin his [Em]silent socket,
He [C]holds a [C/B]coloured [G]crayon.[G] [-] [G/F#] [-] [Em]
Now [C]from the [C/B]tunnel's [G]stony womb, the [G]carriage [G/F#]rides to [Em]meet the groom,
And [C]opens [C/B]wide and [G]welcome doors, but he [G]hesi[G/F#]tates, [Em]then withdraws
D[C]eeper [C/B]in the [G]shadows.[Em]
And the [Em]train is gone suddenly, on [D]wheels clicking silently
Like a [C]gently tapping lit[Am]any, and he [Em]holds his crayon [Am]rosary
T[C]ighter in his [G]hand.[Em]
Now [C]from his [C/B]pocket [G]quick he flashes, the [G]crayon[G/F#] on the [Em]wall he slashes,
D[C]eep u[C/B]pon the [G]advertising, a [G]single-[G/F#]worded [Em]poem comprised of
F[C]our[C/B] lett[G]ers.[G] [-] [G/F#] [-] [Em]
And his [C]heart is l[C/B]aughing, [G]screaming, pounding,
G G/f# Em
The poem across the tracks rebounding,
S[C]hadowed [C/B]by the [G]exit light, his [G]legs take [G/F#]their as[Em]cending flight
C C/B G G/f# C G
To seek the breast of darkness and be suckled by the night.

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Am C C/B D Em G G/F#
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