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The boxer (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


C C

C            
I am just a poor boy.
                        Am
Though my story's seldom told,
        G               
I have squandered my resistance
      G7              
For a pocket full of mumbles,
          C      
Such are promises
              Am
 All lies and jest
          G                 F
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
                   C  G F-Em=Dm C   
And disregards the rest.

When I left my home and my family,
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station,
Running scared,
Laying low,
Seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go,
Looking for the places
F  -  Em = Dm    C  
Only they would know.

       Am          G                       Am 
Lie-la-lie, lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie, lie-la-lie
        G               F               C   
Lie-la-lie la la la la lie-la la la la lie.

Asking only workman's wages
I come looking for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores
On Seventh Avenue
I do declare,
There were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there.

Lie la lie ...

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone,
Going home
Where the New York City winters
Aren't bleeding me,
C        Em Am        G   C 
 Leading me,    going home.

In the clearing stands a boxer,
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

Lie la lie ...

THE BOXER (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


    D             G            D
¦: Celia, you're breaking my heart,
         G           D          A 
 You're shaking my confidence daily.
        G  D       G            D
 Oh, Cecilia, I'm down on my knees,
      G              D            A 
 I'm begging you please to come home.:¦
          D 
 Ho-ho-home.

D                   G                D
 Making love in the afternoon with Cecilia
G  - D  A  -   D            
Up in my bedroom (making love),
              G       
I got up to wash my face
        D             
When I come back to bed,
            A         D
Someone's taken my place.

Celia, you're breaking my heart,
You're shaking my confidence daily.
Oh, Cecilia, I'm down on my knees,
I'm begging you please to come home.
Come on home.

Poh poh poh...

¦: Jubilation,
 She loves me again,
 I fall on the floor and I'm laughing.:¦

Oh oh oh ...

CECILIA (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

EL CONDOR PASA (If I Could) (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


Am  |

                                 C
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail.
       
Yes I would.
      C -
If I could,
C= C/H     Am   
 I surely would.
                              C
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
       C
Yes I would.
           C -
If I only could,
C= C/H     Am   
 I surely would.

  F                     
Away, I'd rather sail away
        C                    
Like a swan that's here and gone.
   F                        
A man gets tied up to the ground,
              C
He gives the world
             C -
Its saddest sound.
C =  C/H      Am   
 Its saddest sound.

I'd rather be a forest than a street.
Yes I would.
If I could,
I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet.
Yes I would.
If I only could,
I surely would.

EL CONDOR PASA (If I Could) (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


E  D7 

               G        Em
And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson,
 G              Em                  C-C/H C/A-
Jesus loves you more than you will know
C/G   D7-D7/C Hm7-
Wo wo wo.
    D7/A        G           Em
God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson,
 G              Em                  C-C/H C/A-
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
C/G     Am           E   
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey.

      E7
We'd like to know
               
A little bit about you
            
For our files.
      A7               
We'd like to help you learn
               
To help yourself.
D7                 G
 Look around you. All you see
     C -  C/H    Am 
Are sympathetic eyes.
E           
 Stroll around the grounds
   D7               
Until you feel at home.

And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson,
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Wo wo wo.
God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson,
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey.

Hide it in a hiding place
Where no one ever goes.
Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes.
It's a little secret,
Just the Robinsons' affair.
Most of all, you've got to hide it from the kids.

Coo coo ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson,
Jesus loves you more than you will know
Wo wo wo.
God bless you, please, Mrs. Robinson,
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey.

Sitting on a sofa
On a Sunday afternoon,
Going to the candidates' debate,
Laugh about it,
Shout about it,
When you've got to choose,
Every way you look at it you lose.

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
Ooo ooo ooo.
What's that you say, Mrs. Robinson?
Joltin' Joe has left and gone away
Hey hey hey, hey hey hey.

MRS ROBINSON (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

AMERICA (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


 C         C/H
"Let us be lovers,
      Am        C/G         F     
We'll marry our fortunes together
 C            C/H
I've got some real estate
 Am           
Here in my bag."
Em7                    A7        
 So we bought a pack of cigarettes,
    Em7           A7  
And Mrs. Wagner's pies,
        D      C
And we walked off
    G         C C/H  Am Am/G F   
To look for Ame___rica.

 C         C/H
"Kathy", I said,
       Am        C/G          F          
As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh,
  C        C/H          Am           Am7 
"Michigan seems like a dream to me now.
G           
It took me four days
                  
To hitchhike from Saginaw.
 D    G       D        Cmaj    C  
I've come to look for Ame____rica."

Bbmaj           Bb 
Laughing on the bus,
         C                   
Playing games with the faces,
Bbmaj                            
She said the man in the gabardine suit
       C   
Was a spy.
F            
I said, "Be careful,
    Fmaj                C    C/H C/A  Am6  Fmaj 
His bow tie is really a camera."

  C        C/H
"Toss me a cigarette,
Am              C/G        F        
I think there's one in my raincoat."
 C             C/H
"We smoked the last one
    Am       Em7
An hour ago."
                   A7      
So I looked at the scenery,
                      
She read her magazine;
         D    C   G       C C/H   Am  C/G F   
And the moon rose over an o___pen field.

  C         C/H       Am
"Kathy, I'm lost", I said,
         C/G           F     Fmaj Dm7 F
Though I knew she was sleeping.
     C         C/H
"I'm empty and aching and
Am            
I don't know why."
 F            
Counting the cars
                  
On the New Jersey Turnpike.
         D   G
They've all come
    D        Cmaj    C 
To look for Ame____rica,
 D   G       D        Cmaj    C 
All come to look for Ame____rica,
 D   G       D        Cmaj    C 
All come to look for Ame____rica.

AMERICA (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

Flowers never bend with the rainfall (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


             G            Hm7
Through the corridors of sleep
         C/H               G
Past the shadows dark and deep
    Hm             C/H          G    G4 -
My mind dances and leaps in confusion.
G        G           Hm7
I don't know what is real,
        C/H           G
I can't touch what I feel
       Hm              C/H         G    
And I hide behind the shield of illusion.

D          C           G          Em 
So I'll continue to continue to pretend
   Am7            Em 
My life will never end,
     A            C
And Flowers Never Bend
         G       
With The Rainfall.

The mirror on my wall
Casts an image dark and small
But I'm not sure at all it's my reflection.
I am blinded by the light
Of God and truth and right
And I wander in the night without direction.

So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And Flowers Never Bend
With The Rainfall.

It's no matter if you born
To play the King or pawn
For the line is thinly drawn 'tweeen
 joy and sorrow,
So my fantasy
Becomes reality,
And I must be that I must be
 and face tomorrow.

So I'll continue to continue to pretend
My life will never end,
And Flowers Never Bend
With The Rainfall.

FLOWERS NEVER BEND WITH THE RAINFALL (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

THE DANGLING CONVERSATION (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


        C    -     G     D   
It's a still life water color,
      C   -   G     D   
Of a now late afternoon,
        C    -     G           D            
As the sun shines through the curtained lace
     G                G6 Gmaj G6
And shadows wash the room.
       Em                     
And we sit and drink our coffee
 F                
Couched in our indifference,
      E               
Like shells upon the shore
         D                
You can hear the ocean roar
       Am        G     C    
In The Dangling Conversation
         G    D      C    
And the superficial sighs,
                   G    G6 Gmaj G6
The borders of our lives.

And you read your Emily Dickinson,
And I my Robert Frost,
And we note our place with book markers
That measure what we've lost.
Like a poem poorly written
We are verses out of rhythm,
Couplets out of rhyme,
In syncopated time
And The Dangling Conversation
And the superficial sighs,
Are the borders of our lives.

Yes, we speak of things that matter,
With words that must be said,
"Can analysis be worthwhile?"
"Is the theater really dead?"
And how the room is softly faded
And I only kiss your shadow,
I cannot feel your hand,
You're a stranger now unto me
Lost in The Dangling Conversation
And the superficial sighs,
In the borders of our lives.

THE DANGLING CONVERSATION (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

April come she will (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


G C-G G C-G

G C-G G  C-G        G C-G
Ap___ril  Come She Will
Am                Em        Fmaj         Em  
 When streams are ripe and swelled with rain;
C D       G    Em
May, she will stay,
Am       Em    Am     Em   G C-G G C-G
 Resting in my arms again.

June, she'll change her tune,
In restless walks she'll prowl the night;
July, she will fly
And give no warning to her flight.

August, die she must,
The autumn winds blow chilly and cold;
September I'll remember.
A love once new has now grown old.

APRIL COME SHE WILL (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

A most peculiar man (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


D                       
 He was A Most Peculiar Man.
Em            
 That's what Mrs. Riordan said
                   A7
 and she should know;
              D          
She lived upstairs from him
G                 A7             D  
She said he was A Most Peculiar Man.

D                       
 He was A Most Peculiar Man.
Em                     
 He lived all alone within a house,
            A7           D  G
Within a room, within himself,
A7                D  
 A Most Peculiar Man.

D                               
 He had no friends, he seldom spoke
    Em                   
And no one in turn ever spoke to him,
                                 
'Cause he wasn't friendly and he didn't care
A7                   D
 And he wasn't like them.
    G            A7             D  
Oh, no! he was A Most Peculiar Man.

D                  
 He died last Saturday.
   Em                        
He turned on the gas and he went to sleep
                                
With the windows closed so he'd never wake up
                            
To his silent world and his tiny room;
    
And Mrs. Riordan says he has
    
 a brother somewhere
A7                      D 
 Who should be notified soon.
     G       -      A7
And all the people said,
          D  -            Hm |
 "What a shame that he's dead,
     G          A7             D  
But wasn't he A Most Peculiar Man?"

 

A MOST PECULIAR MAN (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok

RICHARD CORY (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok


     Dm                             C
They say that Richard Cory owns one half
              
 of this all town,
        Dm                     A
With political connections to spread
              
 his wealth around.
 G                                
Born into society, a banker's only child,
       Dm -  C       F
He had everything a man could want:
  A                     F
 power, grace and stile.

    F             Dm     
But I  work in his factory
       G                  
And I curse the life I'm living
                   
And I curse my poverty
                       
And I wish that I could be,
      F                Dm
Oh I wish that I could be,
      G                
Oh I wish that I could be
        Dm    
Richard Cory.

The papers print his picture almost
 everywhere he goes:
Richard Cory at the opera,
 Richard Cory at a show.
And the rumor of his parties and the
 orgies on his yacht!
Oh, he surely must be happy with
 everything he's got.

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh I wish that I could be,
Oh I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

He freely gave to charity, he had
 the common touch,
And they were grateful for his
 patronage and thanked him very much,
So my mind was filled with wonder
 when the evening headlines read:
"Richard Cory went home last night
 and put a bullet through his head."

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh I wish that I could be,
Oh I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

 

RICHARD CORY (Simon & Garfunkel) – Gitártab és Akkordok