More songs by The Cyrkle

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
- T-rev

"RED RUBBER BALL" by The Cyrkle
From their 1966 album of the same name
Written By Bruce Woodley & Paul Simon
Transcribed by T-rev

A     F#m     D      E
   A             C#m         D          A
   I should have known you'd bid me farewell, There's a
     A            C#m                     D               E
     lesson to be learned from this and I learned it very well
   D                 E            A               F#m
   Now I know you're not the only starfish in the sea
        Bm              C#m             D               C#7
   If I never hear your name again it's all the same to me

      F#m                          Bm
And I think it's gonna be alright, yeah, the worst is over now
    E                             D          A
The morning sun is shining like a red rubber ball

   A         C#m      D            A
   You never care for secrets I confide
       A               C#m       D                  E
   For you I'm just an ornament, something for your pride
   D               E             A                   F#m
   Always running, never caring, that's the life you live
   Bm             C#m               D              C#7
   Stolen minutes of your time were all you had to give

       A              C#m       D            A
   The story's in the past with nothing to recall
        A              C#m        D                 E
   I've got my life to live and I don't need you at all
       D             E               A            F#m
   The rollercoaster ride we took is nearly at an end
     Bm               C#m                   D             C#7
   I bought my ticket with my tears, that's all I'm gonna spend

Transcribed 2023-01-07 by T-rev
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x02220 A
244222 F#m
xx0232 D
022100 E
x46654 C#m
x24432 Bm
x4342x C#7

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