Phil Ochs – The Bells chords

Chords
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The bells
Music by Phil Ochs
Lyrics by Edgar Allen Poe

D G DHear the sledges with the bells, silver bells,
C D what a world of merriment their melody foretells !
C Em A C Em AHow they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle in the icy air of night,
C Em A C Em Aall the heavens seem to twinkle with a crystalline delight.
D Bm F#m AKeeping time, time, time with a sort of runic rhyme,
D C D from the tintinnabulation that so musically wells.
D G D A D G D From the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells,
G A D from the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
D G DHear the mellow wedding bells, golden bells,
C D what a world of happiness their harmony foretells !
C Em A C Em AThrough the balmy air of night, how they ring out their delight,
C Em A C Em Athrough the dances and the yells, and the rapture that impels.
D Bm F#m AHow it swells, how it dwells, on the future, how it tells,
D C Dfrom the swinging and the ringing of the molten golden bells.
D G D A D G DOf the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells,
G A D of the rhyming and the chiming of the bells.
D G DHear the loud alarum bells, brazen bells,
C D what a tale of terror now their turbulency tells !
C Em A C Em AMuch too horrified to speak, oh, they can only shriek,
C Em A C Em Afor all the ears to know, how the danger ebbs and flows.
D Bm F#m ALeaping higher, higher, higher with a desperate desire,
D C Din a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire.
D G D A D G DWith the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells,
G A D with the clamor and the clanging of the bells.
D G DHear the tolling of the bells, iron bells,
C D what a world of solemn thought their monody compels !
C Em A C Em AFor all the sound that floats, from the rust within our throats,
C Em A C Em Aand the people sit and groan in their muffled monotone.
D Bm F#m AAnd the tolling, tolling, tolling feels a glory in the rolling,
D C Dfrom the throbbing and the sobbing of the melancholy bells.
D G D A D G DOh, the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells,
G A D oh, the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
D G DHear the sledges with the bells, silver bells,
C D what a world of merriment their melody foretells !
C Em A C Em AHow they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle in the icy air of night,
C Em A C Em Aall the heavens seem to twinkle with a crystalline delight.
D Bm F#m AKeeping time, time, time with a sort of runic rhyme,
D C D from the tintinnabulation that so musically wells.
D G D A D G D From the bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells, bells,
G A D from the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
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