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Goodbye and Hello  Tim Buckley

Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 13:30:18 -0500
From: Dann Butterfield
Subject: CRD: 'Goodbye And Hello' by Tim Buckley
Goodbye And Hello
(Larry Beckett-Tim Buckley)
>From Goodbye And Hello, 1967
Okay, here goes...This is played capoed at the first fret.
The chords for the 'O the new children' parts are all the same.
Listen to the song to find out how it goes.
The [Am]antique people are [D]down in the dungeons
[Am]Run by machines and [D]afraid of the tax
Their [Am]heads in the grave and their [D]hands on their eyes
[Am]Hauling their hearts around [G]circular tracks
Pre[F]tending forever their [C]masquerade towers
Are [G]not really riddled with [Gsus4]widening cracks
[G]And I wave goodbye to iron
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]air
O the [Gm]new children [F]dance I am [Eb]young
All [D]around the [Gm]balloons I will [F]live
[Eb]Swaying by [D]chance I am [Gm]strong
To the [F]breeze from the [Eb]moon I can [D]give
[Gm]Painting the [F]sky You the [Eb]strange
With the [D]colors of [Gm]sun Seed of [F]day
[Eb]Freely they [D]fly Feel the [Gm]change
As [F]all become [Eb]one Know the [D]Way, know the [Gm]Way[/] [F] [/] [E] [D] [G]
G / / / (x2)
The [G]velocity addicts [C]explode on the highway
Ig[G]noring the journey and [C]moving so fast
Their [G]nerves fall apart and they [C]gasp but can't breathe
They [G]run from the cops of the [C]skeleton past
Petri[F]fied by tradition in a [C]nightmare they stagger
[G]Into nowhere at all and then [Bb]look [Am]up [F]ag[G]hast
[G]And I wave goodbye to speed
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]rose
O the new children play I am young
Under juniper trees I will live
Sky blue or grey I am strong
They continue at ease I can give
Moving so slow You the strange
That serenely they can Seed of day
Gracefully grow Feel the change
And yes still understand Know the Way
[G]The king and the queen in their [Bb]cas[Am]tle [Gm]of bill[F]boards
[G]Sleepwalk down the hallways [Bb]dra[Am]ggi[Gm]ng be[F]hind
[Gm]All their possessions and [Bb]tran[Am]sient [Gm]treas[F]ures
[Gm]As they go to worship [Bb]the e[Am]lect[Gm]ronic [F]shrine
[C]On which is playing the [Eb]late late commercial
In that [F]hollowest house of the [C]opulent [G]blind
[G]And I wave goodbye to Mammon
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]stream
O the new children buy I am young
All the world for a song I will live
Without a dime I am strong
To which they belong I can give
Nobody owns You the strange
Anything anywhere Seed of day
Everyone's grown Feel the change
Up so big they can share Know the Way
The [C]vaudeville generals [Bb]cavort on the [C]stage
And shatter their audience with [Bb]submachine [C]guns
And Freedom and Violence the [Bb]acrobat [C]clowns
Do a balancing act on the [Bb]graves of our [C]sons
(single notes mostly matching melody - suggested tab -->)

While the tapdancing Emperor sings "War is peace"
And Love the Magician disappears in the fun
[G]And I wave goodbye to murder
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]rain
O the new children can't I am young
Tell a foe from a friend I will live
Quick to enchant I am strong
And so glad to extend I can give
Handfuls of dawn You the strange
To kaleidoscope men Seed of day
Come from beyond Feel the change
The Great Wall of Skin Know the Way
[D]The bloodless husbands are [C]jesters who listen
Like [D]sheep to the shrieks and com[C]mands of their wives
And the [D]men who aren't men leave the [C]women alone
[D]See them all faking love on a [G]bed made of [F]knives
A[D]fraid to discover or [C]trust in their bodies
And in [D]secret divorce they will [G]never sur[F]vive
[G]And I wave goodbye to ashes
[F]And smile hello to a [Gm]girl
O the new children kiss I am young
They are so proud to learn I will live
Womanwood bliss I am strong
And the manfire that burns I can give
Knowing no fear You the strange
They take off their clothes Seed of day
Honest and clear Feel the change
As a river that flows Know the Way
The [Am]antique people are [D]fading out slowly
Like [Am]newspapers flaming in [D]mind's suicide
[Am]Godless and sexless di[D]rectionless loons
Their [Am]sham sandcastles dis[G]solve in the tide
They [F]put on their deathmasks and [C]compromise daily
The [G]new children will live for the [Bb]eld[Am]ers [F]have [G]died
[G]And I wave goodbye to America
[F]And smile hello to the [Gm]world
submitted by Dann Butterfield
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