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.
"THE OBVIOUS CHILD" by Paul Simon www.paulsimon.com From his 1990 album The Rhythm of the Saints Written by Paul Simon Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net Capo 1st fret. G Well, I'm accustomed to a smooth ride D G D G Or maybe I'm a dog who's lost its bite D G C F C I don't expect to be treated like a fool no more G D G I don't expect to sleep the night D G D G Some people say a lie's a lie's a lie D G C F C But I say why, why deny the obvious, child F C G Why deny the obvious child D C G D C G And in remembering a road sign D C G D C G C F C I am remembering a girl when I was young G D C G D C G And we said these songs are true these days are ours D C G D G C These tears are free and hey F C The cross is in the ballpark F C G The cross is in the ballpark G G D C We had a lot of fun, had a lot of money G G D C We had a little son, thought we'd call him Sonny C D G Sonny gets married and moves away C D G Sonny has a baby and bills to pay C D G C D G Sonny gets sunnier day by day by day by day D G Well, I've been waking up at sunrise D C G D G I've been following the light across my room D G C F C G D G I watch the night receive the room of my day D C G D G Some people say the sky is just the sky D G C F C But I say why deny the obvious child F C G Why deny the obvious child Am7/G G Am7/G G Am7/G G Am7/G G C G D C Sonny sits by his window and thinks to himself D G C G D C How it's strange that some rooms are like cages G C G D C Sonny's yearbook from high school is down from the shelf D G C G D C And he id--ly thumbs through the pages Am G C Some have died, some have fled from themselves G C D C G Am G D Or struggled from here to get there C G C G D C Sonny wanders beyond his interior walls G C G D C Runs his hand through his thinning brown hair REPEAT FIRST VERSE G D C Woo woo G D G Woo woo C Woo woo D D C Woo woo Transcribed 2023-03-31 by T-rev More tab available at www.t-rev.net 320003 G x00232 D/A x32010 C 133211 F 3x2213 Am7/G x02210 Am
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