Misc Unsigned Bands The Clockwork Quartet - The Watchmakers Apprentice chords
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Bm ... Bm C# D B That Mr McArthur's looked all over town, G F#m G F#7 But he won't find me now for I'm off coastward bound. Bm C# D B And I'm trading the smog for some fresh salt sea air G F#7 Bm.... And he'll never catch on that I'm there. Bm C# D B I once was his apprentice, in the clock-making trade, G F#m G F#7 And the miser made me work for every penny of my wage. Bm C# D B Til he found he could replace me with a clockwork machine, And he threw me right out on the street. G Em I'm not the kind who would grovel and pray F#add4 E That he deign to recant and permit to stay, G/D F#madd4 Bm So I cursed him and left and I solemnly swore that he'd pay. Bm C# D B Now Mr McArthur has very poor eyes, G F#m G F#7 And he never did see me when he left work at night. Bm C# D B And once in a while he would forget to check G F#7 Bm.... That his workshop back window was closed. Bm C# D B No I'm not a burglar and I'm no vandal nor. G F#m G F#7 The old man had to suffer, but I wanted something more: Bm C# D B I wanted him to feel it and know it was me, And I knew that his clocks were the key. G Em I sat in his workshop, my thoughts running wild, F#add4 E Then it suddenly hit me, and I looked up and I smiled G/D F#madd4 Bm Em Bm Em For I knew that I'd have him and I knew that I'd do it in style. G7.... Bm C# D B I tell you that clockwork's a powerful thing; G F#m G F#7 There's a terrible strength in those tightly wound springs. Bm C# D B And a gentleman's pocketwatch stays by his heart, G F#7 Bm.... And that's where the damage can start. Bm C# D B Now I'm no machine but I can work when I choose, G F#m G F#7 With hands good as any when I've something to prove. Bm C# D B So I stayed up all night among cogs, springs and screws, G F#7 Bm.... And I didn't stop till I was through. G Em I rigged up a watch to do more than just chime , F#add4 E And I didn't baulk once at the depth of my crime - G/D F#madd4 Bm Em Bm Em A most perfect invention that still kept impeccable time. G7.... Bm.... G7.... Bm.... G7.... Bm C# D B The next week a young man stopped by in the shop, G F#m G F#7 Took a shine to a timepiece and paid on the spot. Bm C# D B He wound it, and wore it, and at 6 on the dot G F# F#7 Bm He came to a messy and permanent stop. Bm C# D B Now Mr McArthur's got blood on his hands, G F#m G F#7 And he barely made bail, he's a ruined man, Bm C# D B And surely he knows who his downfall was planned by, G F#7 Bm It's all worked out like clockwork.