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Everyone a Puzzle Lover  10,000 Maniacs

Subject: 1/10000_maniacs/everyone_a_puzzle_lover.crd
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 18:39:28 -0500
From: dennis.shoff@kvnet.org
Everyone A Puzzle Lover
by 10,000 maniacs
transcribed by Amy Shoff
(played during C/Em part):
 
 e -----------12-----12----------------------12-----12
 B--13--13----13------13--13--12--12-----12-----12 (repeat)

[C]Why are some men born[Em]
With minds that earn degrees
The loving cups, gilded plaques
Grace their study walls, hide the cracks while their
[Dm]Genius is turned[G] to works of ty[C]ranny, then
Off to market to market, go selling these
With words so fiery and persuasive, they steal cunningly
Riches no one can exceed
[C]And why are some men born wit[Em]h
A fate of poverty
One firm bed for a swollen back
Year by year the bodies wracked while their
[Dm]Obiedience is[G] had with g[C]radual defeat
By the pace, by the pace and the urgency
Through a muddled thought they phase it
God knows we're decieved, barter for what they need
[F]And where they go disdain and [G]jeering
For fools to call the noble peasantry, o how it puzzles
[C]me[Em/C/Em]
[C]I pressed flat the [Em]accordion pleats that had
Gathered in his cotton sleeves while he
Thumbed, yes, thumbed, i wouldn't say caressed
The final piece a mountain's crest
Soon to reply assuredly
[Dm]For a man ag[G]ed ninety years no word[C]s to waste on sermons
He'd be pleased to answer short and sincere
[F]Girl, there's a nonsense in all thes[G]e heaven measures
It's a heathen creed so your grandma says, but better to live by, drink
it all before it's
[C]dry[Em/C/Em]
[C]He ended there with a rattle,[Em] cough, cough
I took away the long gone cold coffee cup
[C/Em/C/Em]As a trail of Camel ashes
Fell on the floor
end (sort of):
 
 e -----------12--12--12--12-------------12--12--12--12--12
 B 13--13--13--13--13--13--12--12--12--12--12--12--13

(there's more stuff going on during the verses, but i don't know
what...so...make something up...)

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