Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel

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Townes Van Zandt

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[Capo on 4]
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[Intro]
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[Intro]
| C | Em | F Em | Dm |

| G | F | C | C |

[Verse]
C Em
Well, the drunken clown's still hanging 'round
F Em Dm
but it's plain the laughter's all died down
G F C
The tears you tried so hard to hide are flowing
C Em
And a blind man with his knife in hand
F Em Dm
has convinced himself that he understands
G
I wish him well, Miss Carousel,
F C
but I gotta be a-going
[Chorus]
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
[Verse]
C Em
Well, the lady's been told that all the gold
F Em Dm
is worth so much it can't be sold
G F C
No time to weep, she'll need her sleep tomorrow
C Em
When she carries her face to the market place
F Em Dm
and bets it on the opening race
G
She can ring her bells, Miss Carousel,
F C
but her singing brings me sorrow
[Chorus]
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
[Verse]
C Em
Well, it's always done, every mothers son
F Em Dm
is shown that grown men never run
G F C
And so they fight with all the might inside them
C Em
When the battle's been fought 'n they've all been taught
F Em Dm
that the trick is just not being caught
G
Will you give 'em hell, Miss Carousel,
F C
when they're begging you to hide them
[Chorus]
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
[Verse]
C Em
When the need arose, your eyes fell closed
F Em Dm
You clamped your fingers 'round your nose
G F C
Would you say, that's any way to judge him
C Em
Well, you haven't got the authority
F Em Dm
to kill him in the first degree
G
But would you feel compelled, Miss Carousel,
F C
if you had something to begrudge him
[Instrumental]
| Am | Em | Am | Em | Am | Em | F |

| Em | Em | G | G7 |

[Verse]
C Em
On a velvet beach far beneath the reach
F Em Dm
of those who come to pry and preach
G F C
The natural man that tried to stand is falling
C Em
Well, how long will it be before he sees
F Em Dm
you own his legs but his mind is free
G
Only you can tell, Miss Carousel,
F C
how long will he be crawling
[Chorus]
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
[Verse]
C Em
Ah, the castle wall has grown so tall
F Em Dm
Seems there ain't no hope at all
G F C
to reach the top even though you stopped for breathing
C Em
But I ain't gonna try to make you cry,
F Em Dm
the teardrops couldn't find your eyes
G
It's all been swell, Miss Carousel,
F C
but the time has come for leaving
[Chorus]
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
Am Em
Won't you come and get me when
Am Em
You're sure that you don't need me then
Am Em
I'll stand outside your window
F Em G G7
and proudly call your name
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