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Half Past France  John Cale

John Cale - Half Past France (1973)
Chords 12/8-2013 by Jon Malmin (
Tuning: Standard E
The basic chords for this song. The original is played on an organ and tuned at
a slightly higher pitch than the regular A440 HZ.
[D]I suppose I'm glad I'm on this t[A]rain
And it's l[G]ong
Somewhere between Dunkirk and P[D]aris
[D]Most people here are still as[A]leep
But I'm aw[G]ake
Looking out from h[A]ere, at half-past F[D]rance
[D]Things are much different here than [A]Norway
Not so c[G]old
Wonder when we'll be in Dund[D]ee
Old Hollweg knows his way aro[A]und
He's no f[G]ool
Wish I'd get to see my son aga[D]in
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[A]But from here o[G]n it's got to be[A] [G]
[A]A simple c[G]ase of them or me[A] [G]
[A]If they're al[G]ive then I am dea[A]d
Pray God and e[G]at your daily [Em]bread, take your time
[D]We're so far away
[A]Floating in this bay
[D]We're so far away
From h[A]ome, where [G]we belong[D]
[D]I'm not afraid now of the d[A]ark, any[G]more
And many mountains now are mol[D]ehills
[D]Back in Berlin they're all well f[A]ed, and I don't [G]care
People always bored me any[D]way
[A]From here o[G]n it's got to be[A] [G]
[A]A simple ca[G]se of them or me[A] [G]
[A]If they're ali[G]ve then I am dea[A]d
Pray God and e[G]at your daily [Em]bread, take your time
[D]We're so far away...
[A]Floating in this bay...
(Repeat chorus until the song fades out)

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