The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15852   Message #1234078
Posted By: Mark Dowding
26-Jul-04 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Anybody know what happened to Peter Bond
Subject: RE: Anybody know what happened to Peter Bond
After listening to the record there's a couple of very subtle changes
Basic chords added as well but there are runs going from one chord to another which is far too complicated to add here

The Baron and The Busker by Peter Bond

(G)It's the longest running (D)play of all
(C)Expectant people (Am)line the wall
(D7)The busker's playing tunes he used to (G)march to on par(D7)ade
And (G)high above the (D)theatre queue
The (C)rich man gazes (Am)at the view
And (D7)thanks his Gods that he has made the (G)grade
(C)Ladies chatter (Am)cheerily, (D)brandy goes around
(C)The rich man draws the (Am)velevet curtain (D)shutting out the sound

(G)Slow(D)ly, (G)Slowly (C)turns, (Am)Slow turns the (D7)wheel
Still it (G)turns

Down below across the square
Down a thousand miles of love and care
The busker's bright but broken tune floats up the foggy street
Now and then he takes a rest
To cough the weather off his chest
Or gather up the coins around his feet
His hands upon the clarinet too cold to feel the keys
Dance out their melancholy air of merry misery

I knew a man who used to care
He sat all day in the same old chair
His eyes were sunken in his face like pebbles in the snow
He remembers nineteen twenty six
And now we're in the same old fix
Good God he'd say by now you think they'd know
And like a spluttering gas lamp he slowly flickered down to die
His missis understood his moods and so at last do I

Hope this helps