Gumboots


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



D  G A D  G A 


D                      G 
  I was having this discussion

     A            D        G A 
In a taxi heading downtown

D                  G 
  Rearranging my position

        A    
On this friend of mine who had

                  D         
A little bit of a breakdown

G A        D     
    I said   breakdowns come

    G          A
And breakdowns go

   D       
So   what are you going to do about it

            G           A    
That's what I'd like to know


D                          G
  You don't feel you could love me

      A        D     G A 
But I feel you could


D                             G 
  It was in the early morning hours

       A           D          G A 
When I fell into a phone call

D                              G 
  Believing I had supernatural powers

  A              D          
I slammed into a brick wall

G A        D                          
    I said   hey, is this my problem?

G            A
  Is this my fault?

   D       
If that's the way it's going to be

                      G                A    
I'm going to call the whole thing to a halt


D                          G
  You don't feel you could love me

      A        D     G A 
But I feel you could

D                          G
  You don't feel you could love me

      A        D     G A 
But I feel you could


D                        G 
  I was walking down the street

       A                    D         G A 
When I thought I heard this voice say

D                                G             A
  Say, ain't we walking down the same street together

            D        
On the very same day

G A        D              G
    I said   hey Se´┐Żorita   that's astute

A      D
I said   why don't we get together

    G                 A         
And call ourselves an institute


D                          G
  You don't feel you could love me

      A        D     G A 
But I feel you could

D                          G
  You don't feel you could love me

      A        D     G A 
But I feel you could


D  G A D  G A D  G A D  G A D  G A 

Fade:

D                      G 
  I was having this discussion

     A            D        G A 
In a taxi heading downtown...            



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