My Little Town


written by Paul Simon
performed by Simon & Garfunkel
from "Still Crazy After All These Years" (Simon) and "Breakaway" (Garfunkel)
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


E              
  In my little town

Em             Em7/A A   
   I grew up believ--ing

D               Bm        Am     
  God keeps His eye on us all

F                C            
  And He used to lean upon me

C+                E7              A    
   As I pledged allegiance to the wall

Bm          E
   Lord I recall

          A    
My little town


            A/G#  F#m    
Coming home after school

Am6           D9               
    Flying my bike past the gates

       G         E7  F  
Of the factories

B                  F       
  My mom doing the laundry

F+             A 
   Hanging our shirts

             D         
In the dirty breeze


              G
 And after it rains

          
There's a rainbow

                          D
And all of the colors are black

     Em                         D
It's not that the colors aren't there

               G  Dmaj7     E    
It's just imagin-ation they lack

                 Em7
Everything's the same

     A              D    G  D  G  
Back   in my little town


D                        C#m7 
Nothing but the dead and dying 

                  Bm      
Back in my little town
D                        C#m7 
Nothing but the dead and dying 

                  Bm         
Back in my little town



A              F#m  
  In my little town

Am6               D9        
    I never meant nothin'

              G           E7  F  
I was just my fathers son

Bb           F     
   Saving my money

Bb             F     
   Dreaming of glory

Bb                  F    
   Twitching like a finger

       F+      A    D      
On the trigger of a gun

        D                        C#m7 
Leaving nothing but the dead and dying

                  Bm      
Back in my little town 


Repeat and fade:

D                        C#m7 
Nothing but the dead and dying

                  Bm      
Back in my little town



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