Mother And Child Reunion


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

      C         D        G 
 No I would not give you false hope

        C           D        G
On this strange and mournful day

        C          D       G Em
But the mother and child reu-nion

   Am     G       D                Em               
Is only a motion away,  oh, little darling of mine.

                 D          
 I can't for the life of me

            Em         
 Remember a sadder day

                 D         
 I know they say let it be

                        Em           
 But it just don't work out that way

                     C             
 And the course of a lifetime runs

          D          
 Over and over again



      C         D        G 
 No I would not give you false hope

        C           D        G
On this strange and mournful day

        C          D       G Em
But the mother and child reu-nion

   Am     G       D                Em               
Is only a motion away,  oh, little darling of mine.


                D              
 I just can't believe it's so,

                     Em             
 and though it seems strange to say

              D           
 I never been laid so low

              Em          
 In such a mysterious way

                     C             
 And the course of a lifetime runs

          D          
 Over and over again




       C         D        G 
 But I would not give you false hope

        C           D        G
On this strange and mournful day

         C          D       G Em
When the mother and child reu-nion

   Am     G       D               
Is only a motion away,  

 
            C          D       G
 Oh, oh the mother and child reunion

   C      D       G  
Is only a motion away

       C          D       G Em
Oh the mother and child reu-nion

   Am     G       D      G  
Is only a moment away



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