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"Jack-A-Lynn" guitar chords


         You'll find the chords here with the lyrics for Jack-A-Lynn, and 
     Down At The End Of Your Road. You may want to compare these lyrics to 
     others to see the missing words. The -> shows which line and [ ] shows 
     the lyrical chance. 

         Ian plays many of his songs using a capo on the 3rd, 5th, and 
     sometimes even the 7th fret. Mother Goose on the album was done on the 
     5th, but on last tour I noticed he had moved it down to the 3rd. Most 
     likely because of his vocal-cord problem. On Jack-A-Lynn the song is 
     done on the 5th. Above the lyrics are the actual chord names, but with 
     the capo on the 5th fret for example a G is shaped like an open D 
     chord without the capo. Also, these are just the chords printed and 
     not all the hammering of the pull-ups and pull-downs, positionings, 
     and the leads that Ian or Martin uses. Maybe someday I'll work out a 
     tablature to show some of the hammering that Ian uses and pass it on 
     the St. Cleve. 


     Bob Albright 

                    JACK-A-LYNN                   CAPO 5th Fret 

Intro     Am  F  Dm7  G  C  Am  Bb  F  G 

          F                     Dm          Am 
Verse 1   Cold aeroplanes, slow boats, warm trains 
          C      G     Am     G 
          Remind me of Jack-A-Lynn 
          F               Dm     Am 
          Lush hotels and pretty girls 
          C               G     Am       G 
          Won't share the misty mood I'm in 

          Dm               F 
Chorus    Silly, sad, I've never had 
             G            C 
          To write this before 
          Oh, Jack-A-Lynn 

          F              Dm     Am 
Verse 2   Funny how long nights alone 
          C            G  Am     G 
          And thoughts of Jack-A-Lynn 
          F                    Dm       Am 
          When phantoms tread around my bed 
          C        G        Am          G 
          To offer restless dreams they bring 

          Dm                         F 
Chorus    And it's just the time and place to find 
                G           C 
       -> [ A ] sad song to play 
          For Jack-A-Lynn 

Bridge    E  B  G  D  Am  F  Dm7  G  C  Am  Bb  F  G     Ab 

          Ab                           Fm         Cm    Eb 
Verse 3-> Magpies that shriek, [ old ] boots that leak 
                 Bb     Eb     Bb 
       -> [ Call me the Jack-A-Lynn ] 
          Ab                   Fm         Cm      Eb 
       -> Cold [ black cats in policman's hats ] 
                  Bb        Eb        Bb 
       -> [ Nosing where the mice have been ] 
          Fm                      Ab 
       -> And the lonely hours, [ forgiving now ] 
                     Bb            Eb 
       -> [ And ] I'm far, far from home 
       -> [ A ] Jack-A-Lynn 
                      Cm                Ab 
                            Jack Jack-A-Lynn 
                      Cm                Ab 
          Jack Jack-A-Lynn, Jack Jack-A-Lynn 
                      Cm                Ab 
          Jack Jack-A-Lynn, Jack Jack-A-Lynn
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