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The October Country

© 2008-9 Naomi Rivkis, Steve Savitzky, and Callie Hills

\singer{Naomi}
A E A
H ave you ever seen the f airies d ance?
A E
Gr ease in their hair and black leather p ants,
A D
K icking up their heels, thr owing back their heads,
A E
B umping into trees like drunken k ids,
A E A
L egs and arms all  over the pl ace
D E E7 A
N othing you'd ever call st yle  or g race.
A D
St ill, if ever you g et the chance
A E A
You m ay as well go and see the f airies d ance.


\singer{Steve}
A E A
H ave you ever heard the gr iffin sp eak?
A E
With a pl ug of tobaccy stuffed in his ch eek
A D
He's  often huffy and h ard to please
A E
And his c ussing could peel the bark off tre es.
A E A
He'll t ell you more than your m ama kn ows
D E E7 A
Why the w idow bites, how the  pop py gr ows,
A D
Why  soot is black. It'll t ake a week,
A E A
But  anyhow, go and hear the gr iffin sp eak.

BRIDGE:
\singer{Steve}
DA G
L eft at the traffic light, r ight at the store,
Dm Am Em7
U nderneath the broken heart,  over the w ar.
Am Dm
It's a d ifferent picture though you've f ound the frame,
Am G Am Em
And the s ong never d oes rem ain the s ame.
\singer{Naomi}
Am Em7
N ot for the grown are the  airs and grasses,
Am G Am
Sw eet summer daisies, br ight-faced l asses.
Am Dm
T ake the flytrap and the t arnished face,
C G Em7 Am
You can g o back ag ain   but it's a d ifferent pl ace.
Am Em Am
H ave you ever seen the pl ayground d ark,
Am Dm Em
Sh adows and leaves blowing r ound the  park
Am Dm
The sw ings and castles looks st ained and small
Am E
And the s ecret tunnel isn't there at  all.
Am Dm
L ift up the shadow-curtain, f ind the key
Am C Em
You'll s ee what your eyes have l earned to s ee.
Am Em
It's an  ugly magic but it's g ot the spark
Am F E Am
And it's st ill there waiting     when the pl ayground's d ark.

\singer{Naomi}
DA G
T ime is subtle as a s idelong glance
E C A
But c ome with me to watch the f airies d ance.
\singer{both}
DA G
T ime is subtle as a s idelong glance
Em F E Am
But c ome with me     to watch the f airies d ance.

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