Grateful Dead – Saint Stephen chords


E DSaint Stephen with a rose,
A EIn and out of the garden he goes,
E DCountry garden in the wind and the rain,
AWherever he goes the people all complain.
E DDid Stephen prospered in his time?
A EWell he may and he may decline.
E DDid it matter, does it now?
A BStephen would answer if he only knew how.
[B Lick]
E DWishing well with a golden bell,
A EBucket hanging clear to hell,
E DHell halfway twixt now and then,
AStephen fill it up and lower down and lower down again.
E D A ELady finger, dipped in moonlight,
D A E DWriting "What for?" across the morning sky.
E D A ESunlight splatters, dawn with answer,
D A E DDarkness shrugs and bids the day goodbye.
E D A ESpeeding arrow, sharp and narrow,
D A E DWhat a lot of fleeting matters you have spurned.
E D A ESeveral seasons with their treasons,
D A E DWrap the babe in scarlet colors, call it your own.
E DDid he doubt or did he try?
A EAnswers aplenty in the bye and bye,
E DTalk about your plenty, talk about your ills,
AOne man gathers what another man spills.
E DSaint Stephen will remain,
A EAll he's lost he shall regain,
E DSeashore washed by the suds and foam,
A BBeen here so long, he's got to calling it home.
EFortune comes a crawlin', calliope woman,
D A ESpinnin' that curious sense of your own.
E DCan you answer? Yes I can.
A E D EBut what would be the answer to the answer man?
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