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Chord Req: John's Field (Melissa Ferrick)

GUEST,lillyruben 12 Jan 10 - 12:15 PM
Jim Dixon 06 Apr 10 - 04:18 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: Melissa Ferrick song Johns Field
From: GUEST,lillyruben
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 12:15 PM

Hi am trying hard to get lyrics and chords for a Melissa Ferrick song "Johns Field" found her on youtube as you do when you trawl it and I think she is amazing

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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN'S FIELD (Melissa Ferrick)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 06 Apr 10 - 04:18 PM

JOHN'S FIELD is on Melissa Ferrick's album "Goodbye Youth" (Right On Records, ROR009, 2008)

I transcribed this performance, made in the studio of a radio-station, WNRN, Charlottesville, Virginia:

Melissa Ferrick

Time seems slow when I'm sittin' around at home,
Waitin' for this winter to lift,
So I feel my way around my half-lit house
At dawn, 'cause I haven't gone to bed yet,
And then, oh, no! Here comes a song again,
And what's this? I think I might be cryin'.

And I know this is not about fear or fault;
It's just my need to be clear.
So would you make way, everybody?
It finally looks like I'm movin' out of here.
In my dreams, I'm flyin' over still-life scenes.
I've been eatin' strawberries in John's field,
And I wake up wearin' brand-new shoes,
And then, oh, no! Here it comes, the song again,
And what's this? I think I might be cryin'.
I might be cryin'.

If life is just a series of fallin' down and gettin' back up,
Don't forget, Charlottesville*, to wear your seat belts,
'Cause I've been speedin' around this unknown known
And sometimes I forget, too:
Life is just a metronome.
With or without me, it would all go on.
With or without you, this would all go on,
And without you, I'm gonna go on.
I'm gonna go on.
And then, oh, yes! here it comes: a song again.
And what's this? I think I'm finally, finally cryin'.
Thank all the gods for cryin'.

[* No doubt she added the word "Charlottesville" because she was performing in Charlottesville. In other recordings, she says "everybody."]

There are several other recordings at YouTube of different performances. If you want to learn this song, I recommend you listen to all of them, as there is considerable variation in how she performs it.

In one of the intros, she explains that "John" is John Lennon.

There is tablature here, if you can understand it:

If not, a good guitarist (not I) could probably figure out the chords from one of the videos.

Here's a video of another guy playing only the guitar part:

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