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"Sister Fatima" by Don McLean
From "American Pie"
Copyright © 1980 Liberty Records
Transcribed by T-rev

Tune drop-D (DADGBE)


0x0775  D       } intro - "the spirit of fatima..."
0x0655  Dmaj9
0x0575  D7
0x0655  Dmaj9

222000  Em      } "Sister Fatima has God-given powers..."
x13131  Bb7
000230  Dsus9
000232  D

x24232  Bm7     } "...palace, come and be healed"
220130  E7
x02030  A7sus4
x02020  A7
x02000  A9
x02020  A7

5x543x  G       } "...I came from nowhere..."
4x423x  D/F#
2xx000  Em
000232  D

x24232  Bm7     } "My future was dim..."
x02010  Am7
x24232  Bm7
5x000x  G
x02030  A7sus4
x02020  A7


xx3210  Fmaj7   } "I'm a servant of fate..."
xx5343  D#/G

x5333x  Bb/D    } "...all things are known..."
x433xx  Bbm/C#
3332xx  F

0x021x  D7      } "For five dollars..."
5x00xx  G
x07500  Amadd9

Transcribed 5/1/2000 by T-rev
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The spirit of Fatima still rules the Earth
She knows your future, she knows what it's worth
Sister Fatima has God-given powers
And on 42nd Street a shop that sells flowers
Is her palace, come and be healed

She knows all your business, your health and your ills
She'll counsel your weddings, divorces and wills
For full restoration five dollars an hour
And with each consultation a free holy flower
And if she likes you, well you can have two

And I came from nowhere like you and your friend
My searching and wandering went on without end
My future was dim, my spirit was crushed
In one sacred moment my questions were hushed


I'm a servant of fate in this garden of truth
A humble recruit of the taffeta booth
Where all things are known but few are revealed
Sins are forgotten and sickness is healed
For five dollars the flower is free

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