Rhythm Of The Saints


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


C    Bb/C C          
If I have weaknesses

Bb/C  Am/C     Bb   
Don't let them blind me

              C             Bb     
Or camouflage all I am wary of

C          Bb/C    C  Bb          Am   
I could be sailing in seizures of laughter

Bb  C        Bb/C     C         Am            Bb C  
Or  crawling out from under the heel of love

Bb/C Am/C Bb               C        
Do my     prayers remain unanswered

Bb/C     Am/C Bb                     C/Bb Bb  
     Like a   beggar at your sleeve

C    Bb/C Am/C Bb         Am/Bb Bb  
Olodumare is   smiling in heaven

C            Bb/C   Am/C Am          Bb 
  Smiling in heaven I    do believe


C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6     Bb                      C6   Bb
To glide away from the razor or a knife

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6       Bb                     C6  Bb  
To dominate the impossible in your life

C           
Mm---------

       Bb/C C             Bb/C    Am/C      Bb
Always a    stranger when strange isn't fashionable

                    C                    Bb      
And fashion is rich people waving at the door

C         Bb/C   C  Bb          Am     Bb  
Or it's a dealer in drugs or in passion

C         Bb/C  C       Am            Bb C  
Lies of a nature  we've heard before

Bb/C Am/C Bb               C        
Do my     prayers remain unanswered

Bb/C     Am/C Bb                     C/Bb Bb  
     Like a   beggar at your sleeve

C      Bb/C Am    Bb     Am/Bb   
Babalu-aye  spins on his crutches

Bb      C            Bb/C
   Says leave if you want

   Am/C Am             Bb 
If you  want to leave


C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6     Bb                      C6   Bb
To glide away from the razor or a knife

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6       Bb                     C6  Bb  
To dominate the impossible in your life


C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6     Bb                      C6   Bb
To glide away from the razor or a knife

   C6  Bb                     C6 Bb
To overcome an obstacle or an enemy

   C6       Bb                     C6  Bb  
To dominate the impossible in your life


C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark

C6           Bb   
Reach in the darkness

  C6           Bb
A reach in the dark


Repeat and fade:

C6 Bb  



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