Spanish Guitar

 

written by Gene Clark

 

 

    E                    C#m  
The dissonant bells of the sea
        D                         Bm    
Who are ringing the rhymes of the deep
        D           D/C#    F#m   
As they sing of the ages  asleep
                  E     A    
not so near or so far

        E                       C#m    
And the old masters wind of the waves
      D                         Bm    
Sped forth for the free men and slaves
D           D/C#       F#m 
Whispers of secrets it saves
                    E     A    B    
and about whom they are

        A           A/G#         B      
And the workings of sunshine and rain
        A            A/G#         B    
And the visions they paint that remain
   E                            C#m     
Pulsate from my soul through my brain
                B      
in a spanish guitar

    E                    C#m  
The beggar whom sits in the street
        D                         Bm   
On his miserable throne of defeat
        D           D/C#    F#m   
Envisions no wealth there to meet
                  E     A    
Thinking nowhere is far

    E                    C#m  
And the laughter of children employed
        D                         Bm   
By the fantasies not yet destroyed
        D           D/C#    F#m   
By the dogmas of those they avoid
                  E     A    
knowing not what they are

        A           A/G#         B  
And the right and the wrong and insane
         A            A/G#         B    
And the answers they cannot explain
   E                            C#m     
Pulsate from my soul through my brain
                B 
in a spanish guitar

(harmonica solo)

    E                    C#m  
To play on a spanish guitar
        D                         Bm   
With the sun shining down where you are
        D           D/C#    F#m   
Skipping and singing a bar
                  E     A   
from the music around

    E                    C#m  
Just to laugh through the columns of trees
        D                         Bm   
To soar like a seagull in breeze
        D           D/C#    F#m   
To stand in the rain if you please
                  E     A   
or to never be found

(harmonica solo)

 

from the album commonly known as White Light 1971