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Tim Buckley - Goodbye And Hello Chords

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Goodbye And Hello Chords

(ver. 1)
Tim Buckley

(Larry Beckett-Tim Buckley)


Okay, here goes...This is played capoed at the first fret.
The chords for the 'O the new children' parts are all the same.
Listen to the song to find out how it goes.

    Am                 D
The antique people are down in the dungeons
Am                  D
Run by machines and afraid of the tax
      Am                           D
Their heads in the grave and their hands on their eyes
Am                          G
Hauling their hearts around circular tracks
   F                     C
Pretending forever their masquerade towers
    G                       Gsus4
Are not really riddled with widening cracks
And I wave goodbye to iron
F                      Gm
And smile hello to the air

      Gm           F               Eb
O the new children dance      I am young
    D          Gm                    F
All around the balloons       I will live
Eb         D                       Gm
Swaying by chance             I am strong
       F               Eb           D
To the breeze from the moon   I can give
Gm           F                        Eb
Painting the sky              You the strange
         D         Gm                 F
With the colors of sun        Seed of day
Eb          D                          Gm
Freely they fly               Feel the change
   F          Eb                       D             Gm / F / E D G
As all become one             Know the Way, know the Way

G / / / (x2)

    G                C
The velocity addicts explode on the highway
  G                      C
Ignoring the journey and moving so fast
      G                          C
Their nerves fall apart and they gasp but can't breathe
     G                        C
They run from the cops of the skeleton past
     F                      C
Petrified by tradition in a nightmare they stagger
G                            Bb   Am F G
Into nowhere at all and then look up aghast
And I wave goodbye to speed
F                    Gm
And smile hello to a rose

O the new children play   I am young
Under juniper trees       I will live
Sky blue or grey          I am strong
They continue at ease     I can give
Moving so slow            You the strange
That serenely they can    Seed of day
Gracefully grow           Feel the change
And yes still understand  Know the Way

G                               Bb Am  Gm     F
The king and the queen in their castle of billboards
G                           Bb Am Gm   F
Sleepwalk down the hallways dragging behind
Gm                        Bb  Am    Gm   F
All their possessions and transient treasures
Gm                    Bb   Am  Gm    F
As they go to worship the electronic shrine
C                       Eb
On which is playing the late late commercial
        F                      C       G
In that hollowest house of the opulent blind
And I wave goodbye to Mammon
F                    Gm
And smile hello to a stream

O the new children buy    I am young
All the world for a song  I will live
Without a dime            I am strong
To which they belong      I can give
Nobody owns               You the strange
Anything anywhere         Seed of day
Everyone's grown          Feel the change
Up so big they can share  Know the Way

    C                   Bb            C
The vaudeville generals cavort on the stage
                                Bb         C
And shatter their audience with submachine guns
                             Bb      C
And Freedom and Violence the acrobat clowns
                          Bb            C
Do a balancing act on the graves of our sons

(single notes mostly matching melody - suggested tab -->)
While the tapdancing Emperor sings "War is peace"
And Love the Magician disappears in the fun
And I wave goodbye to murder
F                      Gm
And smile hello to the rain

O the new children can't   I am young
Tell a foe from a friend   I will live
Quick to enchant           I am strong
And so glad to extend      I can give
Handfuls of dawn           You the strange
To kaleidoscope men        Seed of day
Come from beyond           Feel the change
The Great Wall of Skin     Know the Way

D                          C
The bloodless husbands are jesters who listen
     D                           C
Like sheep to the shrieks and commands of their wives
        D                            C
And the men who aren't men leave the women alone
D                             G           F
See them all faking love on a bed made of knives
 D                    C
Afraid to discover or trust in their bodies
       D                        G        F
And in secret divorce they will never survive
And I wave goodbye to ashes
F                    Gm
And smile hello to a girl

O the new children kiss       I am young
They are so proud to learn    I will live
Womanwood bliss               I am strong
And the manfire that burns    I can give
Knowing no fear               You the strange
They take off their clothes   Seed of day
Honest and clear              Feel the change
As a river that flows         Know the Way

    Am                 D
The antique people are fading out slowly
     Am                    D
Like newspapers flaming in mind's suicide
Am                    D
Godless and sexless directionless loons
      Am                  G
Their sham sandcastles dissolve in the tide
     F                           C
They put on their deathmasks and compromise daily
    G                              Bb Am  F    G
The new children will live for the elders have died
And I wave goodbye to America
F                      Gm
And smile hello to the world

submitted by Dann Butterfield
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