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Gordon Bok – Pearly Little Red chords
[Intro] G C G D D G C G G D G [Verse]C G CDown in the dark and the doom of the cityG DThere's a monstrous old gathering hallC G EmAnd a man there making a windy long speechC DTo the lords and ladies all[Verse]G C GFifteen thousand, twenty thousand peopleC DMilling and murmuring thereEm D C G"And this ain't the place," says I to myselfC D G D"For a fellow that needs the fresh air"[Verse]G Em GSo I asked for directions to get me outsideC DAnd I followed them all for sureEm D C GAnd I ended up down, ten floors undergroundC D G DAnd I never saw an exit door[Verse]G Em GThe first live soul I saw was a policemanC DHe was long, he was leaning on a railEm D C GI says "I'll get to him before he sees meC DAnd ferries me off to the jail"[Verse]G Em GSo I ease myself up on his starboard quarterC DI says "Excuse me, your honour, for sureEm D C GBut if you've got a minute and nothing to doC D G DCould you head me out toward the air?"[Verse]G Em GWell, he pointed his finger back over me shoulderC DAnd I peered away through the gloomEm D C GAnd there, sure enough, was an exit signC D D7Bright as the crack of doom[Verse]G C GWell, I thanked him as nicely as ever I knewEm DAnd I eased my way toward the doorEm D C GBut he fell into step with me, right alongsideC D G DI could hear his heels on the floor[Verse]G Em GWell, he smiled like the sharks out off Little Green IslandC DHe had teeth all over his faceEm D C GHe says, "You know there's folks'd give an arm and a legC DJust to get inside this place"[Verse]G C G"Oh boy!" thinks I, "I've got my foot in it nowC DI never should have come to this town"Em D C GAnd I don't know what I'm doin' here nowC D G DBut I'm sure I'm doin' it wrong[Verse]G Em GHe says, "There's people travel all over the countryC DJust to come and see this thingEm D C GBut if I know your type, you'd rather sit around homeC D GAnd listen to Little Red sing"[Verse]C G"Little Red," I said, "I'll be damned," I saidC D"I got a friend by that name back home"Em D C GAnd he smiles and says, "Look, in this crazy worldC DYou got to call them like they come"[Verse]G Em G"And I can tell a Maine man any-damn-whereC DI can tell him by his tongueEm D C GAnd you ain't that far from the exit doorC D G D GBut you're a damn long way from home"[Verse]Em GWell, he laughs till the echoes laugh againC DHe says "Okay, hold out your paws"Em D C GSo I closed my eyes, and I held out my handsC DLike my fingers were breaking the laws[Verse]G CAnd there was blueberries, blackberriesG DTumbled into my handC G EmRosehips bright with the smell of the nightC DFrom off of the summer land[Verse]G CHe says, "Little sister stayed home on the islandG D CShe visits us now and againG EmBrings us all she can pick from the hillsC DAnd it sure does taste like home"[Instrumental] G C G D D G D G [Verse]GWell, we stood in the darkness chomping them berriesC DEating them our of our handEm D C GAnd my heart went away to the rocks and the baysC DAnd my friends in that lonesome land[Verse]G C GHe says "Tell me, speaking of our mutual friendC DHow that tough little fast picking foolEm D C GCan find his way through the brambles and rocksC DOf a homesick Maine man's soul"[Verse]G Em G"Ah, but I guess he knows when the days get too longC DAnd the morning comes too soonEm D C GThere's nothing will knock off the edge of your troublesC D GLike picking an old-time tune"[Instrumental] C G D G [Verse]Em GWell, he stowed the empty bag away in his pocketC DTurned on his heel to goEm D C GAnd he says, "Well, good luck, and if you see Little RedC D GTell him Pearly says 'Hello'"[Outro] C G D G