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Chapin Harry - Shooting Star tab

m: LTWU46B@prodigy.com (MR KEN L REYNOLDS)
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 15:04:55, -0500
Subject: c/chapin_harry/shooting_star.pro



album: Vereties and Balderdash
song: Shooting Star
artist: Harry Chapin
transcribed: Ken Reynolds

Here is an oldie and a goodie.  Enjoy.

Shooting Star
Harry Chapin    (klr)

[Em] He was crazy, of course
From the [C] first she must have known it
But [D] still she went on [Bm] with him
And she [G] never once had [Em] shown it
And she took him off the street
And she [C] dried his tears of grieving
She [D] listened to his [Bm] visions
She be [G] lieved in his be [Em] lieving

[C] He was the sun burning bright and brittle
And [D] she was the moon shining back his light a little
[C] He was a shooting star
[Bm] She was softer and more slowly
He [A] could not make things possible
But [C] she could make them holy, Holy [Em]

[Em] He was dancing to some music
No one [C] else had ever heard 
He'd [D] speak in unknown [Bm] languages
And she would [G] translate every [Em] word
And when the world was laughing
At his [C] castles in the sky
She'd [D] hold him in her [Bm] body
Until he [G] once again could [Em] fly

[C] He was the sun burning bright and brittle
And [D] she was the moon shining back his light a little
[C] He was a shooting star
[Bm] She was softer and more slowly
He [A] could not make things possible
But [C] she could make them holy, Holy [Em]

She [G] gave him a daughter and she [D] gave him a son
She was a [Bm] mother and a wife 
And a [Em] lover when the day was done
He was to [G] far gone for giving love 
What he [D] offered in its stead 
Was the [Bm] knowledge she was the only thing 
That [Em] was not in his [G] head  [D] - [Em]

[Em] He took off east one morning
Towards the [C] rising sun's red glow
She [D] knew he was going [Bm] nowhere
But of [G] course she let him [Em] go
And as she stood and watched him dwindle
Much too [C] empty to be sad
He [D] reappeared be [Bm] side her
Saying "You're [G] all I've ever [Em] had"

[C] He was the sun burning bright and brittle
And [D] she was the moon shining back his light a little
[C] He was a shooting star
[Bm] She was softer and more slowly
He [A] could not make things possible
But [C] she could make them holy, Holy [Em]

I hope you all enjoy that one.
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Ken Reynolds
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