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Matthew Ryan - Lights Of The Commodore Barry Chords

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Lights Of The Commodore Barry Chords

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Matthew Ryan
This is Matthew Ryan's song 'Lights of the Commodore Barry', the 6th track from his 1997 
album "May Day". It's in standard tuning with capo on the 2nd fret.


Verse 1:
D
I saw the lights of the Commodore Barry

G                         A
And I felt the shock of an atom bomb
        D                  A
When the tired old city of Chester
  Em                      A
Was draped and dying in my arms
D
For a while I was lost under the weight of remembering

Of how the sun would warn the projects some mornings
G                                        A
When the birds were falling like winter's frozen rain
          D                          A
And I was all fingers numb holding a brown paper lunch
Em                          A
Twelve years old and already ashamed


Interlude: D, G, A, D, A, Em, A


Verse 2:
D
Now soon I was floating over Highland Avenue

By my side was the Red Cross, the Pope and the President too
G                          A
Yeah I had returned like I swore I would
   D                     A
To right some wrongs and sing my song
   Em                            A
And share the luck that every man should
D
But when the fever broke and I awoke from the dream

I was passed out beside a jukebox siphoning gasoline
G                                      A
When my brother yanked me hard from the corner bar
              D            A
And carried my drunk bones all the way home
Em                      A
Draped and heavy in his arms


End on D.
            
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