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Go Tell The Drummer Man

Guitar chords transcribed by Marian Russell  Printer-friendly version of this piece
Tuning: FFCGAC   "Joni" Tuning: F07723

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Special thanks to Sue McNamara for the tuning and initial transcription.

This song was recorded live in Main Point, Philadelphia,
October 11, 1967.

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Intro:

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1st verse:


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Silver                drums


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Rhythms that he       hums


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waltzing     dolls that


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come      when     he       calls


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plans for one he


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keeps    in       a        coffer


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what     can      I        offer


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I don't know


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Can I   bring him love    words   to    


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sing him like some foolish   Ma-      gi


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I'll be  gone and  words   in      a     


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song won't even last 'til sun-     rise


Refrain:

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Go tell the drummer man the time glass is out of sand


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Ask him to understand and wait for me


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And wait for me


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2nd verse:

Streets and parks
Waltzes in the dark
Lovers now, when time will allow
An afternoon
The kind to believe in
Why am  I leavin'
I don't know
Distant places
just empty spaces
'Til we are together
What can I give
time leaves me nothing
I wonder will it ever


Repeat refrain


3rd verse:

Silver birds fly away like words
In the wind
And soon I'll be in
another world
a land of without him
What's it about
this  other world


Repeat refrain


Outtro:

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and wait for me


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and wait for me


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© 1966 Gandalf Publishing Co.

 

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