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MERCY OF THE FALLEN (Dar Williams)
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[Actually in A; capo 2.  Each chord is half a measure.]

G   G           G           D           Em           C
[intro]  Oh my fair north star, I have held to you dearly
       G             C                  G              D
I had asked you to steer me, 'til one cloud-scattered night
       G           D             Em       C
I got lost in my travels; I met Leo the lion
       G              C                 G      D    D7
Met a king and met a giant, with their errant might [?!]

             Em            Bm            C            C
There's the wind, and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen
          G            D                   Em    C
Who say they have no claim to know what's right 
             G              D            Em                C
There's the weak and the strong and the beds that have no answer
             G          D              Em     C
And that's where I may rest my head tonight 

       G              D            Em                 C
I saw all the bright people; in imposing flocks they landed
          G               C                  G               D
And they got what they demanded, and they scratched at the ground
            G             D             Em              C
Then they flew, and the field grew as sweetly for the flightless
         G              C                 G          D    D7
Who had longing yet despite this, I could hear every sound

             Em            Bm            C            C
There's the wind, and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen
          G            D                   Em    C
Who say they have no claim to know what's right
G    D    Em    C      G    D    Em - Em/D    C
[instrumental]

             G               D            Em                C
And if your sister or your brother were stumbling on their last mile
      G              C                      G              D
In a self-inflicted exile, you'd wish for them a humble friend
            G             D             Em              C
And I hope someday that the best of Falstaff's planners
         G                C             G                D            Em  D  D7
Give me seven half-built manors, where half dreams may dream without end 

             Em            Bm            C            C
There's the wind, and the rain, and the mercy of the fallen
         G                 D                   Em    C
Who say hey, it's not my place to know what's right
             G               D             Em              C
There's the weak, and the strong, and the many stars that guide us
         G              C      G    D    G.
We have some of them inside us



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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