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Ben Caplan - Stranger chords

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                  Stranger – Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
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Tabbed by: cg10

Thanks to the cover of BurnedFrets on YouTube.


Cm
When I was a child
                              Ab
My mother would tuck me into bed
    Cm                 Ab    F
And each night as she kissed me 
Eb            G              Cm
These are the words that she said

She said
Cm
Don’t go to bed with strangers
                     Ab
Don’t play with the dead
Cm                Ab   F
Always keep your wits sharp
        Eb   G          Cm
Like an axe inside the shed

Cm-Cm-Cm-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-G-Eb-Cm
Yay diridi....

Cm
When I was just a schoolboy
                     Ab
My father he spoke unto me
Cm                   Ab
He said boychick my son
        F       Eb
Don't trust anyone
 G                            Cm
And remember that nothing is free

Cm
And the world is full of strangers
                      Ab
The world is full of dread
Cm            Ab      F        Eb
The world is full of sharpened wits
 G                              Cm
And millions of tears you will shed

Cm-Cm-Cm-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-G-Eb-Cm
Yay diridi....

Cm
Well, when I was a young man
                Ab     G
My professor at university
G
Said advice is corrupting
Cm
Don't ever be trusting
G
Don't show your emotion
Cm
Human suffering is an ocean
          Ab           G            Cm
And it's dark at the bottom of the sea

Cm
And there's no such thing as a stranger
                                 Ab
We’re all equally backwards and wrong
Cm                   Ab
Sharpen axes not wits,
      F        Eb
Bones are broken by sticks
            G                         Cm
And you’ll never be free till you're strong

Cm-Cm-Cm-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-G-Eb-Cm
Yay diridi...

        G
Well, young man grow older
         Cm
And the world gets colder
           Ab              G
Though it never was warm to begin
G
Don't let down your guard
Cm
For the reaper works hard
        Ab            G                Cm
And it will not take pause till you’re dead

Well
Cm
Now I'm old and I'm rusty
     Ab           Cm          Ab
My troubles like sand on the beach
           Cm       Ab
They can't be calculated
  F            Eb
I always have waited
     G                     Cm
For something just out of reach

Cm
And I to myself am a stranger
                          Ab
My heart is of iron and lead
    Cm       Ab
My world is resounding
      Cm         Ab
With miseries abounding
      G                    Cm
There’s only one thing to be said

Cm-Cm-Cm-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-Cm-Ab-G-Eb-Cm
I'll say
Yay diridi...

Cm                                          Ab
Yay dilidi day dilididay Yay dilidi day dayday
Cm          Ab Cm            Cm
Diliday dayday Dilidi daydayday 
G       Eb     Cm
Dayday dayday dayday
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