Graceland


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


    E                     
The Mississippi Delta was shining

                   A   
Like a National guitar

      C#m          
 I am following the river

          
Down the highway

                                B   
Through the cradle of the civil war


 A            E    
 I'm going to Graceland, Graceland
 
                 B
In Memphis Tennessee

    A        E          D A 
I'm going to Graceland

E                           
Poor boys and Pilgrims with families

    B      A        E          D
And we are going to Graceland

A    E                                 B
  My traveling companion is nine years old

A         E                           D
He is the child of mv first marriage

A          E
  But I've reason to believe

                  B      A  E          D A E  
We both will be received In Graceland


                                      
 She comes back to tell me she's gone

   A                
As if I didn't know that

                           C#m  
As if I didn't know my own bed

   B                    
As if I'd never noticed

                                       E        
 The way she brushed her hair from her forehead

                    
And she said losing love

                               
Is like a window in your heart

                       C#m         
 Everybody sees you're blown apart

               B             
Everybody sees the wind blow


     A        E         
 I'm going to Graceland

              B
Memphis Tennessee

    A        E          D A 
I'm going to Graceland

E                           
Poor boys and Pilgrims with families

    B      A        E          D
And we are going to Graceland

A    E                                         B   A
  My traveling companions are ghosts and empty sockets

    E                              D
I'm looking at ghosts and empties

A          E
  But I've reason to believe

                 B      A  E          D A E  
We all will be received In Graceland


                             
There is a girl in New York City

                                  A    
Who calls herself the human trampoline

    C#m                         
And sometimes when I'm falling, flylng

                             
Or tumbling in turmoil I say

B                       
Oh, so this is what she means

                              E         
She means we're bouncing into Graceland

                 
And I see losing love

                               
Is like a window in your heart

                       C#m         
 Everybody sees you're blown apart

                     B         
 Everybody feels the wind blow


   E                       
In Graceland, in Graceland

 B A             E          D 
    I'm going to Graceland

A             E 
For reasons I cannot explain

                        B        A   
There's some part of me wants to see

E         
Graceland

D     A         E         
  And I may be obliged to defend
 
                  B
Everv love, every ending

   A             E                   D
Or maybe there's no obligations now

A              E           
  Maybe I've a reason to believe

                 B  
We all will be received

A  E         
In Graceland


Repeat and fade:
E   B A  E   D A  



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