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From: Phillip Charles Saunders

Subject: who/a_quick_one.crd

 

A Quick One While He's Away

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(Townshend)

transcribed by phillip@princeton.edu

 

 

D G/D Am/D G C/G G11 Dm/A

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I. Her Man's Been Gone

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A

Her man's been gone

D

For nearly a year

D A

He was due home yesterday

A E A

But he ain't here

 

A

Her man's been gone

A D

For nigh on a year

D A

He was due home yesterday

A E7 A

But he ain't here

 

 

II. Crying Town

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Intro

 

D G/D Am/D G/D (6 times)

 

D G/D Am/D G/D D G/D Am/D G/D

Down your street your crying is a well-known sound

D G/D Am/D G/D D G/D Am/D G/D

Your street is very well known, right here in town

G C/G G11 C/G G C/G G11 C/G

Your town is very famous for the little girl

D G/D Am/D G/D D G/D Am/D G/D

Whose cries can be heard all around the world

 

 

III. We Have A Remedy

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A D A E A E D A E D Asus4

 

A (use sus4 and sus2 to play melody)

Fa la la la la la

Fa la la la la

Fa la la la la la

Fa la la la la

 

A

We have a remedy

You'll appreciate

No need to be so sad

He's only late

D

We'll bring you flowers and things

Help pass your time

We'll give him eagle's wings

A E Esus4 E

Then he can fly to you

 

E (sus)

Fa la la la la la

Fa la la la la

A (sus)

Fa la la la la la

Fa la la la la

Fa la la la la la

Fa la la la la la

E (sus) D (sus)

 

A (sus)

We have a remedy

Fa la la la la la la

We have a remedy

Fa la la la la la la

We have a remedy

Fa la la la la la la

We have a remedy

Fa la la la la la la

 

(spoken)

A

We have a remedy.

We have!

E D

Little girl, why don't you stop your crying?

Asus4 A

I'm gonna make you feel all right

 

 

IV. Ivor The Engine Driver

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E B

My name is Ivor

D E

I'm an engine driver

E B

I know him well

D E

I know why you feel blue

E B

Just 'cause he's late

D E

Don't mean he'll never get through

 

A

He told me he loves you

E

He ain't no liar, I ain't either

B D E

So let's have a smile for an old engine driver

B D E

So let's have a smile for an old engine driver

 

Please take a sweet

Come take a walk with me

We'll sort it out

Back at my place, maybe

 

It'll come right

You ain't no fool, I ain't either

So why not be nice to an old engine driver?

Better be nice to an old engine driver

Better be nice to an old engine driver

 

 

V. Soon Be Home

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C

We'll soon be home

We'll soon be home

G7

We'll soon

G7 C

We'll soon, soon, soon be home

 

We'll soon be home

We'll soon be home

We'll soon

We'll soon, soon, soon be home

 

Come on, old horse

 

Soon be home

Soon be home

Soon

We'll soon, soon, soon be home

 

We'll soon

We'll soon, soon, soon be home

 

We'll soon be home

Soon be home ...

 

 

VI. You Are Forgiven

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D Asus4 C6 Gsus9 F Dm/A Esus A

Dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang, dang

 

D Asus4 A (2 times)

 

D A

Cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello, cello

(4 times)

 

D Asus4 A

I can't believe it

A D Asus4 A

Do my eyes deceive me?

A D Asus4 A

Am I back in your arms?

A D Asus4 A

Away from all harm?

 

C D

It's like a dream to be with you again

C D

Can't believe that I'm with you again

 

D Asus4 A

I missed you and I must admit

D Asus4 A

I kissed a few and once did sit

C G

On Ivor the Engine Driver's lap

C G D

And later with him, had a nap

 

D G A (4 times)

D G A D G A (repeat ad lib)

You are forgiven, you are forgiven

D A D

You're all forgiven

 

 

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