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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  February 28, 1998
Album: Lila
Written by: Mark Spiro\Michael Smotherman
Note: Thanks to Lluis Sala for the album and writer's info.

DOWN CAME A BLACK BIRD        Lila McCann

G
Down came a black bird  Set on a fence
G
Talking in riddles Making no sense
              C   F C              G
'Cause she's gone     your baby's gone
G
Down came a blackbird Perched on a pole
G
Took out mirror and said Sun behold
               C  F C               D
'Cause she's gone      your baby's gone
CHORUS:
G                 C
Gone like dollar spent on a drink
G                      C
Head hanging over the kitchen sink
G                              C
Gone like the wind through a cabin door
G                      C
Never go to blow that way no more
G                        C
Gone like the song of a mocking bird
G                          C
Laughing at every little thing he's heard
G                        C
Gone like a dream in a puff of smoke
G                               Am
She's ain't coming back and it ain't no joke
       C   F  C               D
She's gone       your baby's gone
G
Down came a blackbird Set by the fire
G
And said the future coming at ya
G
Like a freight train and you're walking the line
             C  F  C               D
cause she's gone      your baby's gone  Whoooo go to chorus
G
Down came a black bird set on a fence
G
Talking in riddles making no sense
               C  F C              D
"cause she's gone     your baby's gone
G                 C
Gone like dollar spent on a drink
G                      C
Head hanging over the kitchen sink
G                              C
Gone like the wind through a cabin door
G                               Am
She's ain't coming back and it ain't no joke
     Em                              C                 G
She said she doesn't want a man who hangs around the house
     Em                              C               D
Who doesn't say a word unless he's shooting off his mouth
              Em            C                       Am
Well, there's got to be a better way to be a loving wife
        Em                C           Am           D
If she stays here whe'll end up his waitress for life
G
Down came a black bird  Set on a fence
G
Talking in riddles and Making absolutely perfect sense
              C   F C               D
'Cause she's gone      your baby's gone
G
Down Came A Black Bird
G
Down Came A Black Bird



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