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Vincent
By Don Mclean

Verse 1
G                                       
Starry, starry night, paint your palette
                      Am                             C
Blue and grey, look out on a summer's day, 
D                          D               G
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
G                   G
Shadows on the hills, 
C                         Am
Sketch the trees and daffodils
 C                       Am
Catch the breeze and the winter chills 
D               D            G
In colours on the snowy linen land
G                       Am       
And now I understand what you tried to 
G                       Am             
Say to me, how you suffered for your sanity
       C                        G
How you tried to set them free, 
C                                         Am
They would not listen, they did not know how
D                       G
Perhaps they'll listen now


Verse 2
G                                       
Starry, starry night, flaming flowers that      
               Am                                      C
Brightly blaze, swirling clouds in violet haze
D                       D                G
Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of China Blue
G                    G
Colours changing hue, 
C                         Am
Morning fields of amber grain
C                       Am
Weathered faces lined with pain 
D                             D        G
Are soothed beneath the artists loving hand
G                  Am   
And now I understand what you tried to 
G                   Am       
Say to me, how you suffered for your sanity
C                         G    
How you tried to set them free, 
C                                 Am
They would not listen, they did not know how,
D                       G
Perhaps they'll listen now


Verse 3
  C     
For they could not love you,
         C              G
But still your love was true
C                         
And when no hope was left in sight 
        
On that starry, starry night
        G               
You took your life as lovers often do
Am                                           C
But I could have told you, Vincent, this world was 
                         D           G
Never meant for one as beautiful as you


Verse 4
G                                       
Starry, starry night, portraits hung in empty halls
Am              Am             C
Frameless heads on nameless walls
D                       D                 G
With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
G                               G
Like the strangers that you’ve met
C                         Am
The ragged men in ragged clothes 
 C                      Am
The silver thorn, a bloody rose
D                        D           G
Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
G                          Am        Am
Now I think I know, what you tried to 
G                       Am               Am
Say to me, and how you suffered for your sanity
    C                   G
And how you tried to set them free, 
C                                               Am
They would not listen; they’re not listening still,
D                    G
Perhaps the never will…
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