That's Why God Made The Movies


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "One Trick Pony."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


A7            E7             B7+5 
   When I was born my mother died

         Gmaj7   C#m7-5    Cmaj7
She said bye-bye baby, bye-bye

F#         G#m                  
   I said, "Where you goin'?

F#dim Em   D
I'm   just born"

              E       E/D#       E/D              
She said I'll only be gone for a while
 
   C#7             F#9            
My mother loved to leave in style

B                                E7  A7  E7  
  That's why God made the movies


A7              E7                    B7+5 
   Well I laid around in my swaddling clothes

          Gmaj7           C#m7-5         Cmaj7
Until the doctor came and turned out the light

F#        G#m             
   Then I packed my bag

    F#dim Em  D
And my    nametag

    E          E/D#     E/D              
And stole away into the night

C#7                 F#9            
Hoping things would work out right

B                                E7  
  That's why God made the movies


 E       D/F#  E/G#    A    
 Say you will, say you will

            G#m     F#m     Emaj7         
 Say you'll take me to your loving breast

                                 F#m7       
 Say you'll nourish me with your tenderness

B9                              C#m  
   The way the ladies sometimes do


B E       D/F#   E/G#    A     
  Say you won't, say you won't

               G#m      F#m    Emaj7     
 Say you won't leave me for no other man

                             F#m7  E B/D# 
 Say you'll love me just the way I am

 Tacet                  
 Say you will, baby now

                            E7   
 Say you will, just say you will

A7         E7   
   Say you will


A7            E7             B7+5 
   When I was born my mother died

         Gmaj7   C#m7-5    Cmaj7
She said bye-bye baby, bye-bye

F#     G#m              
   And since that day

     F#dim Em  D
I've paid  my  way

      E       E/D#       E/D              
The notorious boy of the wild

 C#7           F#9                        
Adopted by the wolves when he was a child

B                                  
  That's why God.  That's why God.

                         E7     
 That's why God made the movies


Repeat and fade:
E7  A7  



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