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People Call Me Pied Piper
by Donovan
(Capo 4th Fret)

Intro:

C  C/B  Am  G

Verse:

    C       C/B   Am    G 
I'm held in high  opinion
    C      C/B    Am    G
In many a King's  dominion
C        C/B   Am      G/F#   G    G/C G
From the snowy North to sunny South

          G     G/F#   G
I set the royal feet a tappin'
        G    G/F#   G
And the poor people clappin'
    G                    G/F#  C
And every door lies open to my song

    C         C/B     Am   G 
All creatures beneath the sun
     C        C/B     Am     G
That creep or swim or fly or run
C       C/B    Am        G     F
Have to up and dance when I do play

      Am7            G
And I chiefly use my charm
   Am7                G
To keep the old heart warm
         Am7                          G
For the lack of music has done people harm

Chorus:

C      G
People call  me 
C    C/B   Am    G 
The  Pied  Pip   er 
C      G
People call  me 
C    C/B   Am    G 
The  Pied  Pip   er
C      G
People call  me 
C    C/B   Am    G 
The  Pied  Pip   er
C             G        C 
Pay the piper call the tune
 
I'm very good with rats
And sneaky wicked vampire bats
Snakes and lakes and dragons breathing fire
And if you have this problem
I very soon can solve 'em
For I have one remedy for all complaints
So lean easy and close your eye
Lean easy and take a sign
Open up your ears, my daring dears
My music is the balm
My music makes you calm
Melodious medicinal charm

People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
Pay the piper call the tune

All children in the world
Brown and white and boy and girl
Know the secret meaning to my song
Princesses in prison towers
Monsters with evil powers
Fairy tales are really, really true
The goodies and the baddies
Why, they live next door to you and I
The hero and the heroine is you, you, you!
If you listen to my song
You can't go very wrong
And now I want you all to sing along

People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
Pay the piper call the tune

People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
Pay the piper call the tune
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
People call me The Pied Piper
Pay the piper call the tune
notes by Brad Rock