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Don’t Pay the Ferryman  Chris de Burgh

Words & Music by Chris de Burgh
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[Em]It was late at night on the o[G]pen road, speeding like a man on the[C] run
A lifetime [C/B]spent pr[Am]epar[G]ing for the jou[D]rney.
[Em]He is closer now and the s[G]earch is on, reading from a map in the m[C]ind,
Yes! There[C/B]'s that ragged[Am] hill and there's a b[G]oat on the r[D]iver.
And when the [Em]rain came [D]down, he heard a [Em]wild dog [D]howl
There were vo[C]ices in the n[G]ight (Don't do it!)
[C]Voices out of [G/D]sight (Don't do [C]it!)
Too many men have failed be[B]fore,__ whatever you do;
[Em]Don't pa[D]y the ferr[Em]yman!
[Em]Don't even [C]fix a pr[D]ice!
[Em]Don't pa[D]y the ferr[Em]yman
Until he [C]gets you to the [D]other [Em]side[D].[Em] [D] [Em]
In the rolling mist, then he gets on board, now there'll be no turning back
Beware that hooded old man at the rudder.
And then the lightning flashed and the thunder roared,
and people calling out his name,
And dancing bones that jabbered-and-a-moaned on the water.
And then the ferryman said "There is trouble ahead,
So you must pay me now."
(Don't do it!)
"You must pay me now."
(Don't do it!)
And still that voice came from beyond, whatever you do;
Don't pay the ferryman!
Don't even fix a price!
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side.
[Em]Dont [D]pay the [D]fer[Em]ryman...

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