from Come from Away – Me and the Sky Capo 6 Version


Me and the Sky

from Come From Away


Capo 6


Each chord gets two bars unless otherwise noted


/ G - - - / - - - - / - - - - /


G (1)                           C                     G/B

    My parents must have thought they had a crazy kid

                               C                      G (1) D (1)

'Cause I was one of those kids who always knew what I wanted


They took me down to the airport to see all the planes departing


Watching them fly something inside of me was starting

C                                              D

   I was eight when I told them that I'd be a pilot


But I was too young and too short and there were no female captains


And my dad said, "be patient" he said, "just see what happens"


But I took my first lesson came down from the sky

                       D (break)

And told my father I'd fly for the rest of my life


And I got my first job flying for a mortician


In a tiny bonanza, just a corpse and me


Five dollars an hour for flying dead bodies

               G (1)                                   D (1)

I had to climb over their faces just to get to my seat

         C                                  G

And suddenly the wheels lift off                                

 C                        D

The ground is falling backwards, I am suddenly alive


Chorus 1:

 Em (1)                     D (1)    C

Suddenly I'm in the cockpit        Suddenly everything's changed

 Em (1)                           D (1)

Suddenly I'm not too young or too short

               C (1)                (D) (1) (break)

And the passengers in the back don't complain

 Em (1)                  D (1)      C

Suddenly I'm flying company charters, Suddenly everything's high

 Em (1)                    D (1) (break on beat 3)   G     C (1)

Suddenly there's nothing in between me and the sky


 D (1) (hold)     C                               G/B

        American Airlines had the prettiest planes


So I applied as a flight engineer

                      G/B (1)               D (1)

But the World War II pilots, they all complained


They said, "Girls shouldn't be in the cockpit"


"Hey lady, hey baby, hey! Why don't you grab us a drink?"


And the flight attendants weren't my friends back then

                         G/B (1)                (D) (1) (break)

And they said, "Are you better than us, do you think?"

    C                              G/B

But I kept getting hired, and the World War II crew, they retired

         C                                  D  (break for 2 bars)

And the girls all thought much higher of me

                        C (1)              D (1)

1986 the first female American captain in history


Chorus 2:

 Em  (1)             D (1)

Suddenly I'm in the cockpit


Suddenly I've got my wings

 Em (1)                D (1)

Suddenly all of those pilots protested me

 C (1) (break)                            D (1) (build)

       Well they can get their own drinks!

 Em (1)                            D (1)

Suddenly there's no one saying, "Stay grounded"


Looking down, passing them by

 Em (1)                  D (1)                   G (1) (build)   

Suddenly there's nothing in between me and the sky



 G (break)              (D)

          Suddenly I've got an all female crew

                          C (1)                   (D) (1)

The news talked, it made headlines across the world

             (Em) (1)

Suddenly it stopped

                    (D) (1)

No one saying, "You can't" or "You won't"              

        (C) (1)                    D (1)

Or "You know you're not anything 'cause you're a girl"


Outro (Each chord gets 1 bar unless otherwise noted):

 C                    D

Suddenly I'm getting married

                    C                             D

And we're putting pins on the map where we've flown

 C                      D

Suddenly I am a mother

               C                           D

And suddenly shocked at how much they've grown

 C                    D

Suddenly I'm wondering how my parents would feel

C                     D

Seeing me teaching men to be pilots

        C               D                     Em (2) (hold)

'Cause suddenly I am a senior instructor and somehow I'm 51

 C                   D

Suddenly I'm flying Paris to Dallas

   C                   D

Across The Atlantic and feeling calm

      C                   D

When suddenly someone on air-to-air traffic says

    C                    D

"At 8:46 there's been a terrorist action"


And the one thing I loved more than

D                             Em (2) (on beat 2, hold)

anything was used as the bomb



 C                        D

Suddenly I'm in a hotel

 C                           D

Suddenly something has died

 C                         D                         G (hold)

Suddenly there's something in between me and the sky