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Born At The Right Time Tabs

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Simon Paul
Born at the Right Time ( Paul Simon )

                    From The Rhythm of the Saints album, 1990
                   ( Live version from "MTV Unplugged", 1992 )
              






Notes :  Capo 5th fret

	 This live version is slightly different from the studio track :
         it starts with the chorus, and the intro is more finger-picked ...

         The stressed notes are marked with a > sign, and the mute notes 
         with an x.



Intro :
  
     C           F6            C/E          F
     .  .  >  .  >  .  .  >     .  >  .  .  >  .  .  .
e-|--------0-----------------|--------------------------|
B-|--1-----1-----3-----x--1--|-----1----(1)-------x-----|
G-|--0-----------------x-----|--------------2-----x-----|
D-|--------2-----3-----3-----|--2-----2-----3-----3-----|
A-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



     C           F6            C/E          F
     >  .  >  .  >  .  .  >     .  >  .  >  >  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------x--1--|-----1-----1--------x-----|
G-|--0-----------2-----x-----|--------------2-----x-----|
D-|--------2-----3-----3-----|--2-----2-----3-----3-----|
A-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



     C          F6             C/E          F
     >  .  >  .  >  .  .  >     .  >  .  .  >  .  .  .   
e-|--0-----0-----------------|--------------------------|
B-|--1-----1-----3-----x--1--|-----1-----1--------x-----|
G-|--------------------x-----|--------------2-----x-----|
D-|--------2-----3-----3-----|--2-----2-----3-----3-----|
A-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



     C          F6             C/E          F
     .  .  >  .  >  .  .  >     .  >  .  >  >  .  .  .    
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------x--1--|-----1-----1--------x-----|
G-|--0-----------2-----x-----|--------------2-----x-----|
D-|--------2-----3-----3-----|--2-----2-----3-----3-----|
A-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



Chorus :

     C                                      G
     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  >     .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----------------1-----1--|-----1-----------0--------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------0-----------0--|
D-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
A-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|

                 Never been    lone  -     ly


     F                                      C
     .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >     .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .    
e-|--------------------------|-----------------0--------|
B-|-----1-----1-----1-----1--|-----1--------------------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------2-----------0--|
D-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------2-----|
A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|

                 never been     lied       to


     G                                      F
     .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----------1--------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------0-----------2--|
D-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------3-----|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------1-----------|

                 never had  to  scuffle in fear


     C                         
     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  >     .  .  .  .  >     >
e-|-----------------0--------|--------------------------|
B-|-----1-----1-----------1--|-----1--------------------|
G-|--------------------------|--------------0-----2-----|
D-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------3-----|
A-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                 nothing   de -  nied      to


     C                                      G
     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  >     .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--1--------------1-----1--|-----1-----------0--------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------0-----------0--|
D-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------0-----|
A-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|

                 born at the    in  -   stant


     F                                      C
     .  .  .  >  .  >  .  >     .  >  .  .  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|-----------------0--------|
B-|-----1-----1-----1-----1--|-----1--------------------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------2-----------0--|
D-|--------3-----------3-----|--------3-----------2-----|
A-|--------------------------|--------------3-----------|
E-|--1-----------1-----------|--1-----------------------|

             the church bells   chi -   ime 


     G                                      F
     .  >  .  >  .  >  .  >     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----------1--------|
G-|--------------------------|-----------0-----------2--|
D-|--------0-----------0-----|--------0-----------3-----|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------1-----------|

          the whole world   whis - per - ing


     C                                            F
     .  .  .  .  .  >  .  >     .  .  .  .  >     >
e-|-----------------0--------|--------------------------|
B-|-----1-----1-----------1--|-----1--------------------|
G-|--------------------------|--------------0-----2-----|
D-|--------2-----------2-----|--------2-----------3-----|
A-|--3-----------3-----------|--3-----------3-----------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                 Born at  the   right     time 


     C              F           C           F C/E
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     >  .  >  >  .  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------1-----------------|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--------0-----2--0--------|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----3--2--------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



     C              F           C    C/E   C/D    C
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------------------------|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----0-----------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------3-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|



Verse :
    
     C              F           C           F C/E
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     .  .  >  .  >  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------1-----------------|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--------0-----2--0--------|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----3--2--------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                Down      a - mong                the
 

     C              F           C    C/E   C/D    C
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     >  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------------------------|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--0-----0-----0-----0-----|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----0-----------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------3-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

 reeds                  and rush - es


     D5         G/D             D5         G/D
     >  .  .  >  .  >  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----------3-----0--------|-----------3-----0--------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
D-|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

           a    ba - by      boy           was      found


     D5         G/D             D5         G/D
     >  .  .  >  .  >  .  .     >  .  .  >  .  >  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----------3-----0--------|-----------3-----0--------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----|--------2-----------0-----|
D-|--0-----------0-----------|--0-----------0-----------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

              

Bridge :

  Dm11/F   Dm11/G     Dm 
     >  .  .  >  .  .  >  .     .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
e-|-----------0--------1-----|--------------------------|
B-|--3--------3--------3-----|--------------------------|
G-|--0--------0--------2-----|--------------------------|
D-|--3-----------------------|--------------------------|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

    his eyes  as               clear


           Dm11                                  C/E 
     .  .  .  .  >  .  .  >     .  .  .  >  .  .  >  . 
e-|-----------0--1--------0--|--------------------------|
B-|--------3-----------3-----|--------1--3--------1-p0--|
G-|-----------0--2--------0--|--------------------------|
D-|--------3-----------3-----|--------2--3--------2-p0--|
A-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

        as centuries


     C              F           C           F C/E 
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     >  .  >  >  .  .  .  .
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------1-----------------|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--------0-----2--0--------|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----3--2--------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------------|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

      his silky    hair             was      brown


     C              F           C    C/E Csus4/D Cadd9   
     .  .  >  .  .  >  .  .     .  .  >  .  >  .  >  .
e-|--------------------------|--3-----3-----1-p0--------|
B-|--------1-----------------|--------------------3-----|
G-|--------0--------2--------|--------------------------|
D-|--------2--------3--------|--------2-----0-----------|
A-|--3-----------------------|--3-----------------3-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|

                                             and ...



Lyrics :


Down among the reeds and rushes
A baby boy was found
His eyes as clear as centuries
His silky hair was brown

Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time

Me and my buddies we are travelling people
We like to go down to restaurant row
Spend those Euro-dollars
All the way from Washington to Tokyo
I see them in the airport lounge
Upon their mother's breast
They follow me with open eyes
Their uninvited guest

Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time

Too many people on the bus from the airport
Too many holes in the crust of the earth
The planet groans
Every time it registers another birth

But among the reeds and rushes
A baby girl was found
Her eyes as clear as centuries
Her silky hair was brown

Never been lonely
Never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear
Nothing denied to
Born at the instant
The church bells chime
And the whole world whispering
Born at the right time
            
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