Can't Run But


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Rhythm Of The Saints."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


Am6 
    I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

                 
Can't run but

  
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

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Can't run but


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       A cooling system

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   Burns     out in the Ukraine

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    Trees and umbrellas

                              
 Protect us from the new rain

                     
 Armies of engineers

                Ebass F#bass Gbass G#bass  
 To analyze the soil

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    The food we contemplate

                        
 The water that we boil


       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

                  
 Can't run but

       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

               Ebass F#bass Gbass G#bass  
 Can't run but

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   Oo    --    we                     Oo  --  we

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       I had a   dream about us

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In the bottles and the bones of the night

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I felt a pain in my shoulder blade

                                       
Was like a  pencil point? A love bite?

                                 
 A couple was rubbing against us

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Rubbing and doing that new dance

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       The man was wearing a jacket and jeans

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    The woman was laughing in ad--vance

       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

                  
 Can't run but

       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

               Ebass F#bass Gbass G#bass  
 Can't run but


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       A winding river

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Gets wound    around a   heart.     Pull it

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    Tighter and tighter

                             
Until the  muddy waters part

                        
 Down by the river bank

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 A blues band arrives

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The music suffers, baby

                                 
 The music business thrives,  oh


       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

                  
 Can't run but

       
 I can't run but

                            
I can walk much faster than this

               Ebass F#bass Gbass G#bass  
 Can't run but

Am Am6 Am7 Am6 Am Am6 Am7 Am6  Am Am6 Am7 Am6 Am Am6 Am7 Am6  
   Oo    --    we                     Oo  --  we


Fade:

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