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Six String Orchestra  Harry Chapin



The [D]very day I purchased it I [Em]christened my guitar
As my [A]monophonic symphony six string orchestra[D]
[D]In my room I'd practice late, and [Em]they'd leave me alone
[D]My mother said, "You're nothin' yet, to make the folks write home."
I'd [F#m]play at all the talent nights, I'd [Em]finish, they'd applaud
[A]Some called in muffled laughter, I just figured they were awed
So I [D]went up for an encore, but they s[Em]creamed they'd had enough
or, m[A]aybe I just need a group to [G]help me [A]do my [D]stuff
And so I dr[G]eam a bass will join me and fil[D]l the bottom in
And m[G]aybe now some le[D]ad guitar so it wo[E]uld not sound so t[A]hin
I need so[Bm]me drums to set the beat and help me keep in time
And [D]way back in the distance some strings would sound so fine
And [G]we'd all play together like f[D]ine musicians shoul[D7]d
And [G]it would sound like [D]music and the m[E]usic would sound [A]good
But in[Bm] real life I'm stuck with that same old formula
Em A Em (individual notes:
- D - A - F# - D - A)

Me and my monophonic symphony six string

orch[D]estra

I write [D]love songs for my favorite girl and [Em]sing 'em soft and slow
But bef[A]ore I get to finish she says she has to go  [D]
She's nice and say, "Excuse me, I've [Em]got to find a bar
I [A]think I need refreshment 'fore I hear y[G]ou p[A]lay gui[D]tar."
I [F#m]sent a demo tape I made to the re[Em]cord companies
[Bm]Two came back ad[F#m]dress unknown, one c[E]ame back C.O.[A]D.
Of [D]course I got form letters all [Em]sayin' pleasant things
Li[D]ke suggesting I should find a trade where I would not have to sing
And so I dr[G]eam a bass will join me and f[D]ill the bottom in
And m[G]aybe now some l[D]ead guitar so it w[E]ould not sound so t[A]hin
I need so[Bm]me drums to set the beat and help me keep in time
And [D]way back in the distance some strings would sound so fine
And [G]we'd all play together like f[D]ine musicians shoul[D7]d
And [G]it would sound like [D]music and the m[E]usic would sound [A]good
But in[Bm] real life I'm stuck with that same old formula
Em A Em (individual notes:
- D - A - F# - D - A)

Me and my monophonic symphony six string

orc[D]hestra

I've been [D]takin' guitar lessons but my [Em]teacher just took leave
It was s[A]omething about a breakdown or needing a reprie[D]ve
I know I've found my future so [Em]I will persevere
And h[A]old on to my dream of makin' [G]music [A]to their ea[D]rs
And so I dr[G]eam a bass will join me and fil[D]l the bottom in
And m[G]aybe now some le[D]ad guitar so it wo[E]uld not sound so t[A]hin
I need so[Bm]me drums to set the beat and help me keep in time
And [D]way back in the distance some strings would sound so fine
And [G]we'd all play together like f[D]ine musicians shoul[D7]d
And [G]it would sound like [D]music and the m[E]usic would sound [A]good
But in[Bm] real life I'm stuck with that same old formula
Em A Em (individual notes:
- D - A - F# - D - A)

Me and my monophonic symphony six string

orc[D]hestra

// sweden rock-festival \

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