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Writer In the Sun
by Donovan
(Standard Tuning)

Intro:
 
C - C/B - C/Bb - Am
C - C/B - C/Bb - Dm - Dm - G - G

Verse:

  Bb                 C
The days of wine and roses
     F     A     Dm   C
Are distant days for me
     Bb                    C
I dream of the last and the next affair
  Am      Em       Dm       G
And of girls I'll never see

Chorus:

 G   A   B <--bass notes|
And here I 
C        C/B       C/Bb        Am
sit the retired writer in the sun
C        C/B       C/Bb        Am
The retired writer in the sun and I'm blue
C        C/B       C/Bb        Dm       G
The retired writer in the sun


Tonight I trod in the starlight
I excused myself with a grin
I ponder the moon in a silver spoon
And the little one 'live within

And here I sit
The retired writer in the sun
The retired writer in the sun

The magazine girl poses
On my glossy paper aeroplane
Too many years I spent in the City
Playing with Mr. Loss and Gain

And here I sit
The retired writer in the sun
The retired writer in the sun and I'm blue
The retired writer in the sun

I bathe in the sun of the morning
Lemon circles swim in the tea
Fishing for time with a wishing line
And throwing it back in the sea

And here I sit, the retired writer in the sun
The retired writer in the sun and I'm blue
The retired writer in the sun

Outro:

C  C/B  C/Bb  Am
C  C/B  C/Bb  Dm  C
notes by Brad Rock