The Boy In The Bubble


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


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A5   C D A5  C D C  D C


D          A5
  It was a slow day

                C  D   
And the sun was beating

       A5       C      D       C   D     C 
On the soldiers by the side of the road

D             A5
  There was a bright light

        C       D
A shattering of shop windows

    A5   C      D    C 
The bomb in the baby carriage

D         C      D     
Was wired to the radio


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  These are the days of miracle and wonder

G      C      D    C  D         C D  
  This is the long distance call

G                            C     D      
  The way the camera follows us in slo-mo


G     C      D       C  D    C D  
  The way we look to us all

G                              C     D
  The way we look to a distant constellation

       G     C    D      C      D  C D  
That's dying in a corner of the sky

G                           C       D
  These are the days of miracle and wonder

    G        C   D   C     D     C     D   
And don't cry  baby, don't cry,  don't cry


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D          A5
  It was a dry wind

              C         D   
And it swept across the desert

       A5       C      D      C  D      C 
And it curled into the circle of birth

D         A5        
  And the dead sand

        C      D
Falling on the children

    A5      C       D     
The mothers and the fathers

C   D       C     D     
And the automatic earth



G                           C       D      
  These are the days of miracle and wonder

G      C      D    C  D         C D  
  This is the long distance call

G                            C     D      
  The way the camera follows us in slo-mo


G     C      D       C  D    C D  
  The way we look to us all

G                              C     D
  The way we look to a distant constellation

       G     C    D      C      D  C D  
That's dying in a corner of the sky

G                           C       D
  These are the days of miracle and wonder

    G        C   D   C     D     C     D   
And don't cry  baby, don't cry,  don't cry


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A5   C D A5  C D C  D C


D        A5
  It's a turn-around jump shot

          C    D   
It's everybody jump start

     A5    C    D     C      D      C      D          
It's every generation throws a hero up the pop charts

A5                          C      D
Medicine is magical and magical is art

    A5  C      D     
The Boy in the Bubble

C       D    C        D           
And the baby with the baboon heart


              
And I believe

G                              C      D      
  These are the days of lasers in the jungle

G      C      D      C   D   C D  
Lasers in the jungle some--where

G                              C    D     
  Staccato signals of constant information

  G       C   D     C  D                C     D               
A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires and baby

G                           C       D      
  These are the days of miracle and wonder

G      C      D    C  D         C D  
  This is the long distance call

G                            C     D      
  The way the camera follows us in slo-mo

G  C        D       C  D    C  D    
The  way we look to us all, oh yeah

G                              C     D
  The way we look to a distant constellation

       G     C    D      C      D  C D  
That's dying in a corner of the sky

G                           C       D
  These are the days of miracle and wonder

    G        C   D   C     D     C     D   
And don't cry  baby, don't cry,  don't cry

          
Don't cry



Repeat and fade:

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