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Percy's Song  Fairport Convention

Bad [D]news, bad news, come to [G]me where I sl[D]eep,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
Sayin' o[D]ne of your friends is in tr[G]ouble deep,
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
T[D]ell me, the trouble tell o[G]nce to my e[D]ar,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
Joliet prison and ninety-nine years.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
[D]Oh what's the charge of h[G]ow this came to [D]be,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
[D]Manslaughter in the hi[G]ghest of degree.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
I s[D]at down and wrote the b[G]est words I could w[D]rite,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
[D]Explaining to the judge I'd be th[G]ere on Wednesday night.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
Wi[D]thout a reply I le[G]ft by the mo[D]on,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
And w[D]as in his chambers by the n[G]ext afternoon.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
Co[D]uld ya tell me the facts? [G]I said without f[D]ear,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
T[D]hat a friend of mine would get nin[G]ety-nine years.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
A c[D]rash on the highway flew the c[G]ar to a fi[D]eld,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
There was f[D]our persons killed and he [G]was at the wheel.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
But I k[D]new him as good as I'm kn[G]owin' mys[D]elf,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
And [D]he wouldn't harm a life that bel[G]onged to someone else.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
The j[D]udge spoke out of the s[G]ide of his mo[D]uth,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
Sayin' the wi[D]tness who saw he l[G]eft little doubt.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
T[D]hat may be true he's got a sen[G]tence to se[D]rve,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
But ni[D]nety-nine years he ju[G]st don't deserve.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
T[D]oo late, too late for his c[G]ase it is sea[D]led
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
His sen[D]tence is passed and it c[G]annot be repealed.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
But [D]he ain't no criminal and his cr[G]ime it is no[D]ne,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
What hap[D]pened to him could hap[G]pen to anyone.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
And at t[D]hat the judge jerked forward and his f[G]ace it did fr[D]eeze,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
Sayin' "C[D]ould you kindly leave my of[G]fice now, please."
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
Well [D]his eyes looked funny and I st[G]ood up so s[D]low,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
With [D]no other choice ex[G]cept but for to go.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
I wa[D]lked down the hallway and I he[G]ard his door s[D]lam,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
I wa[D]lked down the courthouse stairs and I co[G]uld not understand.
[Em]Turn, turn to the r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd.
And I pl[D]ayed my guitar through the ni[G]ght to the d[D]ay,
Tu[G]rn, turn, turn ag[A]ain,
And the on[D]ly tune my gu[G]itar could play
[Em]Was "Old cruel r[G]ain and the wi[A]nd."

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