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The Ballad of a Crystal Man  Donovan

...THE BALLAD OF A CRYSTAL MAN... by Donovan
 
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*from 'Fairytale' (1965)*
*CAPO 4th FRET*
(Original Key: B)
Intro:
G C, G D (x4)
Verse 1:
[G] Walk along and [C]talk along,
G D G C, G D
And live your lives quite freely.
But [G]leave our children [C]with their toys,
G D G C, G D
Of peppermint and candy.
For [G]seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Verse 2:
Your [G]thoughts they are of [C]harlequin,
G D G C, G D
Your speeches of quick-silver.
I [G]read your faces [C]like a poem,
G D G C, G D
Ka-leidoscope of hate words.
For [G]seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Verse 3:
On the [G]quilted battle-[C]fields of soldiers,
G D G C, G D
Dazzling made of toy tin.
The [G]big bomb, like a [C]child's hand,
G D G C, G D
Could sweep them dead just so to win.
For [G]seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Verse 4:
[G] As you fill your [C]glasses,
G D G C, G D
With the wine of murdered Negroes.
[G] Thinking not of [C]beauty that,
G D G C, G D
Spreads like morning sun-glow.
[G] Seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Verse 5:
I [G]pray your dreams of [C]vivid screams,
G D G C, G D
Of children dying slowly.
And [G]as you polish [C]up your guns,
G D G C, G D
Your real self be re-flecting.
For [G]seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Interlude:
G C, G D (x4)
Verse 6:
[G] Vietnam; your [C]latest game,
G D G C, G D
You're playing with your blackest Queen.
[G] Damn your souls and [C]curse your grins,
G D G C, G D
I stand here with a fading dream.
For [G]seagull, I don't [C]want your wings,
[G] I don't want your [D]freedom, in a [G]lie.
Outro:
G C, G D (x8), G
CHORD DIAGRAMS:
 
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[G] [C] [D]  
[EADGBE]320003 [EADGBE]x32010 [EADGBE]xx0232
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2007
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)

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