All Around The World or The Myth Of Fingerprints


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Gracelend."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


G                 
Over the mountain

C           D      
Down in the valley

G         C      D              
  Lives a former talk show host

G           C     D   G     C  D
  Everybody knows his name

                 G                 C 
He said "There's no doubt about it

D          G       C     D   
  It was a myth of fingerprints

     G                 C 
I've seen them all and man

        D       G   C D
They're all the same


          G 
Well, the sun gets weary

        C        G    
And the sun goes down

                          
Ever since the watermelon

         
And the lights come up

       C         G       
On the black pit town

                               C        G       
Somebody says "What's a better thing to do?"

                     
Well, it's not just me

         C        G
And it's not just you

        D    C         G     
This is all around the world


G                 C         D     
Out in the Indian Ocean somewhere

G           C      D      
  There's a former army post

 G                 C    D   G    C  D
Abandoned now just like the war

            G                 C 
And there's no doubt about it

D          G       C     D      
It was the myth of fingerprints

G                    C    D        G   C D
That's what that old army post was for



          G 
Well, the sun gets bloody

        C        G    
And the sun goes down

                          
Ever since the watermelon

         
And the lights come up

       C         G       
On the black pit town

                               C        G       
Somebody says "What's a better thing to do?"

                     
Well, it's not just me

         C        G
And it's not just you

        D    C         G     
This is all around the world




G                 
Over the mountain

C           D      
Down in the valley

G         C      D              
Lives the former talk-show host

G                  C    D   G      C  D
  Far and wide his name was known

                 G                 C 
He said "There's no doubt about it

D            G       C     D      
  It was the myth of fingerprints

G                  C        D     G   C D
That's why we must learn to live alone


G  C D G C D  G          C        D        G  C D
Oo----------- Whoa, live on, live on, live on.



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