Fairport Convention - Percys Song chords

Chords:
Transpose
D G DBad news, bad news, come to me where I sleep,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GSayin' one of your friends is in trouble deep,
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DTell me, the trouble tell once to my ear,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
Joliet prison and ninety-nine years.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DOh what's the charge of how this came to be,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GManslaughter in the highest of degree.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DI sat down and wrote the best words I could write,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GExplaining to the judge I'd be there on Wednesday night.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DWithout a reply I left by the moon,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GAnd was in his chambers by the next afternoon.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DCould ya tell me the facts? I said without fear,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GThat a friend of mine would get ninety-nine years.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DA crash on the highway flew the car to a field,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GThere was four persons killed and he was at the wheel.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G D But I knew him as good as I'm knowin' myself,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GAnd he wouldn't harm a life that belonged to someone else.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DThe judge spoke out of the side of his mouth,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GSayin' the witness who saw he left little doubt.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DThat may be true he's got a sentence to serve,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GBut ninety-nine years he just don't deserve.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DToo late, too late for his case it is sealed
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GHis sentence is passed and it cannot be repealed.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DBut he ain't no criminal and his crime it is none,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GWhat happened to him could happen to anyone.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DAnd at that the judge jerked forward and his face it did freeze,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GSayin' "Could you kindly leave my office now, please."
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DWell his eyes looked funny and I stood up so slow,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GWith no other choice except but for to go.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DI walked down the hallway and I heard his door slam,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GI walked down the courthouse stairs and I could not understand.
Em G A Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.
D G DAnd I played my guitar through the night to the day,
G ATurn, turn, turn again,
D GAnd the only tune my guitar could play
Em G A Was "Old cruel rain and the wind."
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z