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On the album, they're tuned about a quarter step down. Unless my record player speed is a little slow. THE BOY DOWN THE ROAD A Am G G/F# Em Long long ago in a house up the road Am Bm Em Lived a maiden so beautiful. A Am G G/F# Em Day after day she looked the same old way Am Bm Em As the sun shone off her hair of gold. A Am G G/F# Em Someday I would go there and ask for her hand Am Bm Em Just as soon as I become a man. A Am G G/F# Em In the afternoon she'd sit in the shade Am Bm Em And wave as I watched from down the road. A Am G G/F# Em Time after time I wished my head to lay [ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/s/seals-and-crofts/180579.html ] Am Bm Em In her arms and at last she would know. A Am G G/F# Em Then one day a stranger came to call Am Bm Em And took her far away from down the road. A Am G G/F# Em I watched 'til the dusk from the fields down below, Am Bm Em But in vain for the night began to fall. A Am G G/F# Em Then came the message that summoned me to town, Am Bm Em And my knees gave way to the ground. A Am G G/F# Em Spoken: They say that this message came with her dying breath, Am Bm Em The very last words she ever spoke: A Am G G/F# Em "Give my love to the boy down the road, Am Bm And tell him not to cry, for I know."
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