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Ordinary Joe  Terry Callier

Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe (Occasional Rain - 1971)
intro: Amaj7 Emaj7 Gmaj7 Dmaj7
[Amaj7] [Emaj7] [Gmaj7]  
[Dmaj7]And for my opening [Amaj7]line
I'm not trying to [Emaj7]indicate my state of mind.
I turn you[Amaj7] on,
I tell you that I'm [Emaj7]laughing just to keep from crying
Pretty [Amaj7]music when you [Emaj7]hear it,
Keep on[Amaj7] trying to get [Emaj7]near it.
A little [Amaj7]rhythm for your [Emaj7]spirit
Oh but [D]that's what it's [E]for
Come on [G]in, here's the [A]door
A[Amaj7]nd I've seen a sparrow get[Emaj7] high
A[Gmaj7]nd waste his time in the[Dmaj7] sky
[Amaj7]He thinks it's easy to[Emaj7] fly
He's just a[Gmaj7] little bit freer than [Dmaj7]I
Now here's a myste[Amaj7]ry
And maybe you can [Emaj7]help to make it clear to me
When you're fast [Amaj7]asleep
Then what is it that's[Emaj7] lighting up the dreams you see
Only your [Amaj7]tears can't con[Emaj7]ceal it
And only your [Amaj7]prayers may not re[Emaj7]veal it
You've got [Amaj7]soul so you can [Emaj7]feel it
And when [D]you make the [E]scene
Well you [G]know what I [A]mean
Hey,[Amaj7] I've seen a sparrow get [Emaj7]high
And [Gmaj7]waste his time in the [Dmaj7]sky
[Amaj7]He thinks it's easy to[Emaj7] fly
He's just a[Gmaj7] little bit freer than [Dmaj7]I
Amaj7 Emaj7 Gmaj7 Dmaj7 x 2
[Amaj7] [Emaj7] [Gmaj7]  
[Dmaj7]Down here on the [Amaj7]ground
When you find folks are [Emaj7]giving you the runaround
Keep your game[Amaj7] uptight
And if you must just [Emaj7]take your secrets underground
Now poli[Amaj7]ticians are trying to [Emaj7]speech you
Mad colour [Amaj7]watchers are trying to [Emaj7]teach you
Very [Amaj7]few will really try to [Emaj7]reach you
If you're [D]lost in a [E]stack
That's [G]OK, come all [A]black
Now [Amaj7]I'd be the last to [Emaj7]deny
That [Gmaj7]I'm just an average [Dmaj7]guy
And don't you know [Amaj7]each little bird in the [Emaj7]sky
Is just a [Gmaj7]little bit freer than [Dmaj7]I
Hey ordinary J[Amaj7]oe
Although they say you're [Emaj7]just a lazy so-and-so
What they think is [Amaj7]real
Is nothing but an [Emaj7]animated puppet show
So don't let [Amaj7]time and space co[Emaj7]nfuse you
And don't let [Amaj7]name and form ab[Emaj7]use you
Let that [Amaj7]Big Joe Williams [Emaj7]blues you
In the [D]light of the [E]sun you can [G]see how they [A]burn
Oh [Amaj7]I've seen a sparrow get [Emaj7]high
And [Gmaj7]waste his time in the [Dmaj7]sky
[Amaj7]He thinks it's easy to [Emaj7]fly
He's just a [Gmaj7]little bit freer than [Dmaj7]i
Amaj7 Emaj7 to fade
Amaj7 xx7654
Emaj7 x76444
Gmaj7 xx5432
Dmaj7 x54222
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jamiejah (report)

Terry callier
a genuis
you so much for giving us these chords
thank tery callier for giving us the music
cheers jamie