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Title: See a friend in tears
Album: Circus Maximus / Nicky EP
Originally By: Jacques Brel
Transcribed By: Stephen Shodimu

NB: I've got a feeling this might be wrong (key, octave), but it
seems to sound ok.

I declare this is all my own work.

Constant background thing (don't know what instrument it is):
-------------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------7--------------7-----------------------------------------------
G-----9------7------9---------------------------------------------------
D--7------------7----------6------9-------11---12---9-------11---12-----
A------------------------------------9------------------9---------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------


Intro:
------
       A chord diagramD6D6          A chord diagramD6D6                 A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D--0------------0-------------------4----------4------------------------
A--------------------------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------

The rest of it:
---------------
      A chord diagramD6D6            A chord diagramD6D6               A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D--0------------0-------------------4----------4------------------------
A--------------------------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 So men are....                  Ireland

       A chord diagramD6D6            A chord diagramD6D6              A chord diagramG+G         G/F#
e--------0--2-----------0--2--------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----2--------------2---------------0------------0---------------------
D--0--------------0---------------------0-----------0-------------------
A--------------------------------2------------2-------------------------
E-----------------------------3------------2----------------------------
For certain songs ...        dates

         Em7/F#                          A chord diagramA7A7
e---------2--3---0--2--3------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------2--3---0--2--3------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------2----------------------------------------
A-----2---------------------0-------------------------------------------
E--0--------------------------------------------------------------------
The tender gave ...         firebrand

      A chord diagramG+G                                   ( )
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------3----------3------------------2--3-----0--2--3-----------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2----------2-----2-----------2------------------------------------
E--3----------------------------2---------------------------------------
 And Europe gave ...           States

       A chord diagramD6D6          A chord diagramD6D6                          A chord diagramB minorBm

e--------0--2-------0---2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2--3-----0--2--3-----------------
G-----2----------2------------------------------------------------------
D--0----------0---------------------4-----------------------------------
A--------------------------------2--------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
  So now that ...                scentless

    A chord diagramCsus2Csus2            A chord diagramD6D6                A chord diagramG+G            G/F#
e------------------------0--2-------------------------------------------
b-------2--3------------------------------------------------------------
G----0--------------2--------------------0-------------0----------------
D---------------0---------------------------0-------------0-------------
A-3-----------------------------------2-------------2-------------------
E----------------------------------3-------------2----------------------
  Noses...      consciences...     clear

              A chord diagramEm9Em9                            A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
e---------2---3----0---2--------------------0------------0--------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------2------------2-------2----------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2-----------------------------0------------0----------------------
E-0---------------------------------------------------------------------
   The pointless ...             dispensed with

       A chord diagramA/C#A/C#                             A chord diagramD6D6             A chord diagramD6D6
e--------0-------------------------------0---2-----------0---2----------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----2-------------------------------2---------------2-----------------
D----------------------------------0---------------0--------------------
A--4--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
         But see a ...

        D6/C#      D6/C#            A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------4----------4------------------------
A--4------------4----------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
So our defeats ...             reminders

         A chord diagramAsus2Asus2       A chord diagramAsus2Asus2                A chord diagramG+G           G/F#
e-------------0-----------0---------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------2-------------2-------2-------------0--------------0------------
D-----------------------------------------------0-------------0---------
A-0---------------0---------------------2---------------2---------------
E-----------------------------------3---------------2-------------------
   Of death that ...               all

         A chord diagramEm9Em9                              A chord diagramA7A7
e---------2--3---0--2--3------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------2--3---0--2--3------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------2----------------------------------------
A-----2---------------------0-------------------------------------------
E--0--------------------------------------------------------------------
 The body wilts ...       mind does

      A chord diagramG+G                                   ( )
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------3----------3------------------2--3-----0--2--3-----------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------<4>--------------------------------------
A-----2----------2-----2-----------2------------------------------------
E--3----------------------------2---------------------------------------
Surprised to see ...          falls

        A chord diagramD6D6         A chord diagramD6D6                A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D--4------------0-------------------4----------4------------------------
A--5-----------------------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
It's true our ....            deceived us

    A chord diagramCsus2Csus2          A chord diagramD6D6                 A chord diagramG+G            G/F#
e------------------------0--2-------------------------------------------
b-------2--3------------------------------------------------------------
G----0--------------2--------------------0-------------0----------------
D---------------0---------------------------0-------------0-------------
A-3-----------------------------------2-------------2-------------------
E----------------------------------3-------------2----------------------
All hunted      species        disappear

              A chord diagramEm9Em9                               A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
e---------2---3----0---2--------------------0------------0--------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------2------------2-------2----------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2-----------------------------0------------0----------------------
E-0---------------------------------------------------------------------
 It's true we've ...               eagles

     A chord diagramA/C#A/C#                           A chord diagramD6D6             A chord diagramD6D6
e-----------------------------------0--2----------0---2-----------------
b--2--------------------------------------------------------------------
G--2----------------------------2--------------2------------------------
D--2------------------------0---------------0---------------------------
A--4--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
      But see a ...

          A chord diagramD6D6         A chord diagramD6D6                A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D--0------------0-------------------4----------4------------------------
A--------------------------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 It's true our ...       are exhausted

        A chord diagramD6D6             A chord diagramD6D6            A chord diagramG+G         G/F#
e--------0--2-----------0--2--------------------------------------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----2--------------2---------------0------------0---------------------
D--0--------------0---------------------0-----------0-------------------
A--------------------------------2------------2-------------------------
E-----------------------------3------------2----------------------------
Made by and ...

         A chord diagramEm9Em9                                A chord diagramA7A7
e---------2--3---0--2--3------------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2--3---0--2--3-------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------2-----------------------------------
A-----2--------------------------0--------------------------------------
E--0--------------------------------------------------------------------
Our weakness gave ...

      A chord diagramG+G                                        ( )
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------3----------3-----------------------2--3--2--0--2h3p2p0---------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2----------2-----2----------------2-------------------------------
E--3---------------------------------2----------------------------------
 We thought that ...

        D6/C#       D6/C#           A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------4----------4------------------------
A--4------------4----------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
And in the ...             we're drowning

     A chord diagramCsus2Csus2          A chord diagramD6D6                 A chord diagramG+G            G/F#
e-----------------------0--2--------------------------------------------
b-------2--3--------2----------------------------------------------------
G----0----------0-----------------------0--------------------0----------
D-----------------------------------0-------0-----------0------0----0---
A-3------------------------------2-----2-------2-----2-----2-----2------
E-----------------------------3-------------------2---------------------
    Accelerating through the ...

           A chord diagramEm9Em9                                    A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
e---------2---3----0---2------------------------0------------0----------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------2------------2-------2------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2---------------------------------0------------0------------------
E-0---------------------------------------------------------------------
 You who think ...

   A chord diagramA/C#A/C#                            A chord diagramD6D6            A chord diagramD6D6
e-----------------------------------0--2----------0---2-----------------
b--2--------------------------------------------------------------------
G--2----------------------------2--------------2------------------------
D--2------------------------0---------------0---------------------------
A--4--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
      But see a ...

        D6/C#       D6/C#            A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------4----------4------------------------
A--4------------4----------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
It's true our ...

          A chord diagramD6D6            A chord diagramD6D6
e-------------0-----------0---------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------------------(0)-----(0)-(2)-(3)--
G-------2-------------2-------2----(0)--------(2)-----(0)---------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-0---------------0------------------------2-----------2----------------
E-----------------------------------3---------------2-------------------
   We lack the ...

         A chord diagramEm9Em9                             A chord diagramA7A7
e---------2--3---0--2--3------------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------2--3---0--2--3------------------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------2----------------------------------------
A-----2---------------------0-------------------------------------------
E--0--------------------------------------------------------------------
 Without the elegance ...  negroes

              A chord diagramG+G                           ( )
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------
b--------3----------3--------------------2--3-----0--2--3---------------
G-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2----------2-----2-------------2----------------------------------
E--3------------------------------2-------------------------------------
With our youthful ...  defused

          A chord diagramD6D6        A chord diagramD6D6               A chord diagramB minorBm         A chord diagramB minorBm
e--------0--2--------0--2-----------------------------------------------
b--------------------------------------2-3-------2-3--------------------
G-----2------------2----------------------------------------------------
D--0------------0-------------------4----------4------------------------
A--------------------------------2----------2---------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
And all these ...              brothers

      A chord diagramD6D6              A chord diagramD6D6             A chord diagramG+G         G/F#
e--------0--2-----------0--2------------7-------------7-----------------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-----2--------------2--------------------------------------------------
D--0--------------0-----------------9------9-------9-----9--------------
A-------------------------------10-------------9------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Wonder why we ...             hear

           A chord diagramEm9Em9                                   A chord diagramAsus2Asus2
e---------2---3----0---2------------------------0------------0----------
b-----------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------2------------2--------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----2---------------------------------0------------0------------------
E-0---------------------------------------------------------------------
 How their worst ...                    lovers

     A chord diagramA/C#A/C#                         Asus2/D                     Dmaj
e-----------------------------------0---------------0---------2---------
b-------------------------------------------------------------3---------
G-------------------------------2------2--------2-------2-----2---------
D--2------------------------0---------------0-----------------0---------
A--4--------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
      See a friend ...

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