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    The Cape

    Guy Clark

     

    Chord Guide

           32 1

    C:    x32010

            231

    Am:   x02210

          134211

    F:    133211

          3    4

    G:    3x0003

           3 2 1

    C/G:   3x2010

     

     

     

     

    Strum: B   D U B   D U  w/swing feel

           1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro:

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / C - - - /

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / G - - - /

    / Am - - - / G - - - / F - - - / C - - - /

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

     

    C                                 Am

    Eight years old with a flour sack cape

            F                    C

    Tied all around his neck

           C                    Am

    He climbed up on the garage

      F                        G

    Figurin' what the heck

              C                        Am

    He screwed his courage up so tight

               F                            C

    The whole thing came unwound

                   C                        Am

    He got a runnin' start and bless his heart

            F                      C (2)

    He headed for the ground

     

    Chorus:

                   Am                       C/G

    Well he's one of those who knows that life

          F                  C

    Is just a leap of faith

          C                            Am

    Spread your arms and hold your breath

             F                        C

    And always trust your cape

     

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / C - - - / x2

     

    C                            Am

    All grown up with a flour sack cape

            F                     C

    Tied all around his dreams

             C                     Am

    He's full of piss and vinegar

             F                   G

    He's bustin’ at the seams

           C                            Am

    He licked his finger and checked the wind

             F                   C

    It's gonna be do or die

     C                            Am

    He wasn't scared of nothin', Boys

                   F                          C (2)

    He was pretty sure he could fly

     

    Chorus

     

    / C - - - / Am - - - / F - - - / C - - - / x2

     

                   C                             Am

    Now he’s old and grey with a flour sack cape

             F                   C

    Tied all around his head

       C                     Am

    He's still jumpin' off the garage

             F                     G

    And will be 'till he's dead

    C                            Am

    All these years the people said

             F               C

    He's actin’ like a kid

          C                       Am

    He did not know he could not fly

    F            C (2)

        So he did

     

    Chorus

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.