Percys Song by Fairport Convention

Percys Song chords by Fairport Convention

Guitar chords with lyrics

Bad news, bad news, come to me where I sleep,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
    D             G
Sayin' one of your friends is in trouble deep,
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.



 D             G     D
Tell me, the trouble tell once to my ear,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,

Joliet prison and ninety-nine years.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.



D            G        D
Oh what's the charge of how this came to be,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
D           G
Manslaughter in the highest of degree.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.



  D           G         D
I sat down and wrote the best words I could write,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
D                G
Explaining to the judge I'd be there on Wednesday night.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


 D         G      D
Without a reply I left by the moon,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
   D             G
And was in his chambers by the next afternoon.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


 D             G        D
Could ya tell me the facts? I said without fear,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
 D                 G
That a friend of mine would get ninety-nine years.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


  D               G     D
A crash on the highway flew the car to a field,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
      D             G
There was four persons killed and he was at the wheel.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


    D            G    D
But I knew him as good as I'm knowin' myself,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
  D                G
And he wouldn't harm a life that belonged to someone else.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


   D           G      D
The judge spoke out of the side of his mouth,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
       D         G
Sayin' the witness who saw he left little doubt.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


 D               G     D
That may be true he's got a sentence to serve,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
   D          G
But ninety-nine years he just don't deserve.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


 D             G      D
Too late, too late for his case it is sealed
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
    D            G
His sentence is passed and it cannot be repealed.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


  D               G      D
But he ain't no criminal and his crime it is none,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
    D           G
What happened to him could happen to anyone.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


    D                   G      D
And at that the judge jerked forward and his face it did freeze,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
     D             G
Sayin' "Could you kindly leave my office now, please."
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


   D               G     D
Well his eyes looked funny and I stood up so slow,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
   D         G
With no other choice except but for to go.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


  D               G       D
I walked down the hallway and I heard his door slam,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
  D                    G
I walked down the courthouse stairs and I could not understand.
Em         G       A
Turn, turn to the rain and the wind.


    D              G      D
And I played my guitar through the night to the day,
 G        A
Turn, turn, turn again,
     D      G
And the only tune my guitar could play
Em       G       A

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