Chordproc: Elton John : Madman Across The Water

Elton John : Madman Across The Water


  1. Tiny Dancer
  2. Levon
  3. Razor Face
  4. Madman Across The Water
  5. Indian Sunset

Tiny Dancer

Intro
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Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band
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Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man
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Ballerina, you must have seen her
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G7
Dancing in the sand
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Now she's in me, always with me
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Tiny dancer, in my hand
Repeat intro
Jesus freaks out in the street, handing tickets out for god Turning back she just laughs, the boulevard is not that bad Piano man he makes his stand In their auditorium Looking on, she sings the songs The words she knows, the tune she hums
Repeat intro
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But oh how it feels so real
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Cm
Lying here with no one near
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Only you, and you can hear me
Bdim
G/d
When I say softly, slowly
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Dm
Em
Hold me closer tiny dancer
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C/e
G/a
Count the headlights on the highway
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C/e
Dm
Em
Lay me down in sheets of linen
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C/e
G/a
you had a busy day today
Instrumental
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Blue jean baby, LA lady, seamstress for the band Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you'll marry a music man Ballerina, you must have seen her Dancing in the sand
Repeat intro
Ab
Bb
But oh how it feels so real
Gm
Cm
Lying here with no one near
Ab
Bb
Only you, and you can hear me
Bdim
G/d
When I say softly, slowly
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C/e
Dm
Em
Hold me closer tiny dancer
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C/e
G/a
Count the headlights on the highway
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C/e
Dm
Em
Lay me down in sheets of linen
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C/e
G/a
you had a busy day today
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C/e
Dm
Em
Hold me closer tiny dancer
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C/e
G/a
Count the headlights on the highway
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C/e
Dm
Em
Lay me down in sheets of linen
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C/e
G/a
you had a busy day today
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Levon

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Levon wears his war wound like a crown
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He calls his child Jesus
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Dm
`Cause he likes the name
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Bb
Gm7
And he sends him to the finest school in town
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Levon, Levon likes his money
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F
He makes a lot they say
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Dm
Spend his days counting
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Bb
Gm7
In a garage by the motorway
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Dm7
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He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
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Gm7
When the New York Times said God is dead
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And the war's begun
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F/a
Gm7
Alvin Tostig has a son today
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And he shall be Levon
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And he shall be a good man
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And he shall be Levon
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In tradition with the family plan
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And he shall be Levon
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And he shall be a good man
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He shall be Levon
Levon sells cartoon balloons in town His family business thrives Jesus blows up balloons all day Sits on the porch swing watching them fly And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus Leaving Levon far behind Take a balloon and go sailing While Levon, Levon slowly dies And he shall be Levon And he shall be a good man And he shall be Levon In tradition with the family plan And he shall be Levon And he shall be a good man He shall be Levon



Razor Face

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Has anybody here seen Razor Face
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Ebmin
I heard he's back looking for a place to lay down
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Em7
Must be getting on
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Am
C7/g
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Needs a man who's young to walk him round
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Am7
Needs a man who's young to walk him round
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Oh it must be hard for the likes of you
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Dm
Em
To get by in a world that you just can't see through
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Em7
And it looks so cold
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Am
Cm7/g
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How does it feel to know you can't go home
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Am7
How does it feel to know you can't go home
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G7/f
C/e
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Come on Razor Face my old friend
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G7/f
C/e
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I'll meet you down by the truck stop inn
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C7/g
With a bottle of booze in the back of my car
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F#min
You're a song on the lips of an aging star
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Razor Face, oh amazing grace
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Protects you like a glove
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Dm
And I'll never learn the reason why
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I love your Razor Face
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C7/e
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Has anybody here seen Razor Face
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Ebmin
I heard he's back looking for a place to lay down
Dm
Em7
Must be getting on
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Am
C7/g
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Needs a man who's young to walk him round
C/e
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Am7
Needs a man who's young to walk him round
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Come on Razor Face my old friend
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C/e
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I'll meet you down by the truck stop inn
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C7/g
With a bottle of booze in the back of my car
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F#min
You're a song on the lips of an aging star
C/e
F
Razor Face, oh amazing grace
C/e
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Protects you like a glove
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Dm
And I'll never learn the reason why
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I love your Razor Face
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Madman Across The Water

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I can see very well, there's a boat on the reef with a broken back
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And I can see it very well
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There's a joke and I know it very well
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It's one of those that I told you long ago
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Take my word I'm a madman don't you know
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Once a fool had a good part in the play
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If it's so would I still be here today?
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Am
It's quite the cuter in a funny sort of way
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They think it's very funny, everything I say
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Get a load of him he's so insane
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Better get your coat dear it looks like rain
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We'll come again next Thursday afternoon
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Dm
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The in-laws hope they'll see you very soon
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But is it in your conscience that you're after
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Another glimpse of the madman across the water
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I can see very well, there's a boat on the reef with a broken back
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And I can see it very well
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There's a joke and I know it very well
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D/f#
It's one of those that I told you long ago
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Take my word I'm a madman don't you know
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The ground's a long way down, but I need more
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Is the nightmare black or are the windows painted
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Dm
Will they come again next week?
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Can my mind really take it?
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We'll come again next Thursday afternoon
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The in-laws hope they'll see you very soon
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But is it in your conscience that you're after
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Another glimpse of the madman across the water
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Indian Sunset

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As I awoke this evening with the smell of wood smoke clinging Like a gentle cobweb hanging upon a painted tepee Oh I went to see my chieftain with my war lance and my woman For he told us that the yellow moon would very soon be leaving
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This I can't believe I said, I can't believe our warlord's dead
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Oh he would not leave the chosen ones to the buzzards and the soldiers guns
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Oh great father of the Iroquois ever since I was young
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I've read the writing of the smoke and breast fed on the sound of drums
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I've learned to hurl the tomahawk and ride a painted pony wild
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Ebm9
To run the gauntlet of the Sioux, to make a chieftain's daughter mine
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And now you ask that I should watch the red man's race be slowly crushed
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What kind of words are these to hear from Yellow Dog whom white man fears
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I take only what is mine Lord, my pony, my squaw, and my child
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I can't stay to see you die along with my tribe's pride
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I go to search for the yellow moon and the fathers of our sons
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Where the red sun sinks in the hills of gold and the healing waters run
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Trampling down the prairie rose leaving hoof tracks in the sand
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Those who wish to follow me I welcome with my hands
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I heard from passing renegades Geronimo was dead
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He'd been laying down his weapons
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When they filled him full of lead.....................
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Now there seems no reason why I should carry on
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In this land that once was my land I can't find a home
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It's lonely and it's quiet and the horse soldiers are coming
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And I think it's time I strung my bow and ceased my senseless running
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For soon I'll find the yellow moon along with my loved ones
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Where the buffalos graze in clover fields without the sound of guns
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And the red sun sinks at last into the hills of gold
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Cmaj7
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And peace to this young warrior comes with a bullet hole.................
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