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Ballad Of a Crystal Man
by Donovan
[Capo 4th Fret]

(Original Key: B)

Intro:

G  C, G  D (x4)

Verse 1:

G               C
 Walk along and talk along,
    G                     D      G  C, G  D
And live your lives quite freely.

    G                  C
But leave our children with their toys,
   G              D      G  C, G  D
Of peppermint and candy.

    G                C
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 2:

     G                    C
Your thoughts they are of harlequin,
     G                 D      G  C, G  D
Your speeches of quick-silver.

  G               C
I read your faces like a poem,
   G             D           G  C, G  D
Ka-leidoscope of hate words.

    G                C
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 3:

       G              C
On the quilted battle-fields of soldiers,
G                 D       G  C, G  D
 Dazzling made of toy tin.

    G                C
The big bomb, like a child's hand,
      G                    D         G  C, G  D
Could sweep them dead just so to win.

    G                C
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 4:

G                 C
 As you fill your glasses,
         G                D       G  C, G  D
With the wine of murdered Negroes.

G                C
 Thinking not of beauty that,
G                     D        G  C, G  D
 Spreads like morning sun-glow.

G                 C
 Seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Verse 5:

  G                   C
I pray your dreams of vivid screams,
   G              D      G  C, G  D
Of children dying slowly.

    G             C
And as you polish up your guns,
     G               D        G  C, G  D
Your real self be re-flecting.

    G                C
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Interlude:

G  C, G  D (x4)

Verse 6:

G              C
 Vietnam; your latest game,
       G                 D              G  C, G  D
You're playing with your blackest Queen.

G                    C
 Damn your souls and curse your grins,
  G                 D            G  C, G  D
I stand here with a fading dream.

    G                C
For seagull, I don't want your wings,
G                  D             G
 I don't want your freedom, in a lie.

Outro:

G  C, G  D (x8), G


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   G       C       D

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x32010  xx0232
notes by Joel from cLuMsY