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Fairport Convention – Crazy Man Micheal tab
I was asked by someone to play this. I had forgotten it all, but luckily found it on an old tape. I worked it out over a weekend, and here it is. Sandy Denny, bless her, sings it far better than me. CRAZY MAN MICHEAL Am C G Em Within the park and out upon the sea Am G Am Crazy Man Michael was walking Am C G Em He met with a raven with eyes black as coals Am G Am And shortly they fell a talking Em Am Your future, your future I will tell to you Em G Your future you often have asked me Am G Am Em Your true love will die by your own right hand Am G Am And Crazy Man Michael will cursed be Michael he ranted and Michael he raved And beat the 4 winds with his fists-o He laughed and he cried he shouted and he swore For his mad mind had trapped him with a curse-o You speak with and evil, you speak with a hate You speak for the devil that haunts me For is she not the fairest in all the broad land Your sorcerer's words are to tempt me. He took out his dagger of fire and of steel And struck down the raven through the heart-o The bird fluttered long and the sky it did spin And the cold earth did wonder and stare-o Oh where is the raven that I struck down dead That here did lie on the ground-o I see my true love with a wound so red And her lover's heart it did pound-o Crazy Man Michael he wanders of course And talks to the night and the day-o And his eyes they are sane and his speech it is clear And he longs to be far away-o Michael he whistles the simplest of tunes And asks the wild rose their pardon For his true love is flown into every flower grown And he must be keeper of the garden