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Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)

GUEST,Jack 01 Jul 00 - 11:11 PM
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Subject: Elusive butterfly
From: GUEST,Jack
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 11:11 PM

Howdy folks, I was wondering if anyone here knew the chords to Elusive butterfly by Bob Lind. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks Jack


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: Ferrara
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 08:39 PM

Just want to second this. Always loved the song, never learned it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: Ferrara
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 08:42 PM

ps Please don't nobody tell Bill D I asked for this song! -- He loves me in spite of my regrettably non-exclusive and eclectic repertoire, but there's such as thing as pushing him too hard! - Rita F


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 10:30 PM

Here are the chords - will someone please post the lyrics. Regards John.

C Em G Em
Dm F Dm F
G Bm G Bm
C Em C Em
C Em Dm F
G Bm Dm F
G Bm C Em
C Em Repeat Once C Em
Dm F G Bm
C Em C Em
G Bm G Bm
C Em C Em
Dm F G Bm
C Em Bm Em
G Bm G Bm
C


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Subject: Lyr Add: ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY (Bob Lind)
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Jul 00 - 10:45 PM

Oh, alright, then:

ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY

(Bob Lind)

You might wake up some morning
To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind
And if you're quick enough to rise
You'll catch the fleeting glimpse of someone's fading shadow
Out on the new horizon
You may see the floating motion of a distant pair of wings
And if the sleep has left your ears
You might hear footsteps running through an open meadow

Don't be concerned, it will not harm you
It's only me pursuing something I'm not sure of
Across my dreams, with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

You might have heard my footsteps
Echo softly in the distance through the canyons of your mind
I might have even called your name
As I ran searching after something to believe in
You might have seen me runnin'
Through the long abandoned ruins of the dreams you left behind
If you remember something there
That glided past you followed close by heavy breathing

Don't be concerned, it will not harm you
It's only me pursuing something I'm not sure of
Across my dreams, with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Across my dreams, with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love
Across my dreams, with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Malcolm


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Jul 00 - 12:20 AM

Thanks Malcolm.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY (Bob Lind)
From: GUEST,ednaelk
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 08:44 PM

Here are the chords as I play it. Its really easy, I used it to teach myself guitar. Its also been one of my favorite songs for most of my life.

C                      Dm
You might wake up some morning
       G7                                  C
To the sound of something moving past your window in the wind,
             Dm             G7
And if you're quick enough to rise
                Dm                   G7               C
You'll catch the fleeting glimpse of someone's fading shadow.
                Dm
Out on the new horizon
         G7                         C
You may see the floating motion of a distant pair of wings,
            Dm                G7
And if the sleep has left your ears
               Dm                G7               C
You might hear footsteps running through an open meadow.


Chorus:
C          Dm          G7       C
Don't be concerned, it will not harm you
         G7                            C
Its only me pursuing something I'm not sure of,
          Dm          G7       C
Across my dreams, with nets of wonder,
            G7                         C
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love.


C                      Dm
You might have heard my footsteps
      G7                               C
Echo softly in the distance through the canyons of your mind.
             Dm               G7
I might have even called your name
          Dm             G7                  C
As I ran searching after something to believe in.
                      Dm
You might have seen me running
            G7                           C
Through the long abandoned ruins of the dreams you left behind,
          Dm               G7
If you remember something there
            Dm                G7                   C
That glided past you followed close by heavy breathing.


Chorus
Repeat last two lines of chorus twice to end.

Enjoy! I'm glad people still sing this, its 40 years old and timeless. Its a wonderful song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 08:50 PM

Brain fade has set in , and I cant remember who had 'The Hit' but it WASNT Bob Lind !
Same applied to 'Life Gets Tedious' -Written by Peter Lind Hays and made famous by Carson Robeson .
Interesting comparison of names ! Bob Lind and Peter Lind Hays


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive butterfly
From: GUEST,M.Ted
Date: 01 Jun 09 - 10:39 PM

It recorded by a good many people, though Bob Lind had the biggest hit--in the UK, he shared the charts with one Val Doonican, who apparently was known for never wearing the same sweater twice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: GUEST,bdb
Date: 16 Jun 09 - 11:50 PM

Wasn't the US version by Glen Campbell?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 02:56 AM

I used to play it ages ago and used major 7ths for the C and the F -this works really well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Smedley
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 03:28 AM

Someone should hunt out the parody of the song, 'Canyons of Your Mind' by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Very funny. I think the first four lines were:

In the canyons of your mind
I will wander through your brain
'Cross the ventricles of your heart, my dear,
I'm in love with you again

(probable inaccuracies - ageing memory!!!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 06:40 AM

...through the holes in your string vest,

yes, a very funny parody.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 06:42 AM

Apparently he's made a bit of a comeback recently. Some of the songs on his album were good. "Cheryl's Going Home" was covered by Adam Faith. ""Mister Zero" was, to me, far more appealing and less pretentious than what Leonard Cohen was doing at the time, although I realise I may be a lone voice here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Acorn4
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 10:38 AM

...and "I can't walk roads of anger, I ain't got the time" was a poignant antidote to the protest songs of the era.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: GUEST,mhart
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 01:20 AM

Bob Lind DEFINITELY had the original hit...
The C-Dm-G7 progression is correct, but Bob played it in the key of Eb, so Capo at third fret to play along with his recording...
Corny, but wonderful :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: GUEST,The Pump Wheeze and Suck
Date: 17 Nov 09 - 02:59 AM

The great underrated acid lyric - trippy, but twee execution. First song to open my mind to the path that led me eventually to the ISB. Thanks Bob Dylan and Tambourine Man I guess!


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 10:58 AM

you might try a Cmaj7 for your C chord. I think you will find it sounds more like it. ( drop your first finger from the basic C-chord adding an open B string)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Elusive Butterfly (Bob Lind)
From: Joybell
Date: 26 Aug 10 - 08:33 PM

I think there is a wonderful contrast, in this song, between illusion and reality. I find myself floating around exploring both. One minute I see a heavy-breathing stalker outside some girl's window, the next I see Grimaldi chasing butterflies. Never liked the idea of catching butterflies but as long as it's a metaphor I guess that's OK.
Cheers, Joy


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