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Vincent

Don Mclean

Starry starry nigh
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t
Gsus4
G
paint your palette blue and
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grey
look out on a sum
C
mer's day
with e
D
yes that know the darkness in my
G
soul
Shadows on the hill
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s
Gsus4
G

sketch the trees and the da
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ffodils
catch the breeze and the
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winter chills
in
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colors on the snowy linen land
G
Now I un
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derstand
D
what you tried to s
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ay to me
G/F#
Em
how you suffered for your
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sanity
D
how you tried to set them
Em
free
They would not listen
they did not
A
know how
p
Am
erhaps
D
they'll listen now
G
Starry starry
G
night
Gsus4
G

flaming flo'rs that b
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rightly blaze
swirling clouds in
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violet haze
r
D
eflect in Vincent's eyes of China blu
G
e
Colors changing hue
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Gsus4
G
morning fields of a
Am
mber grain
weathered faces
C
lined in pain
are s
D
oothed beneath the artist's loving ha
G
nd
Now I un
Am
derstand
D
what you tried to
G
say to me
G/F#
Em
how you suffered for your
Am
sanity
D
how you tried to set them
Em
free
They would not listen
they did not
A
know how
p
Am
erhaps
D
they'll listen n
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ow
For they could not
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love you
D

but still your love was t
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rue
G/F#
Em
and when no h
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ope was left in sight
on that s
Cm
tarry starry night
You t
G
ook your life as l
F
overs often do
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But I c
Am
ould have told you Vincent
this w
C
orld was never meant for one
as b
D
eautiful as yo
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u
Starry starry nigh
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t
Gsus4
G

portraits hung in empty h
Am
alls
frameless heads on na
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meless walls
with ey
D
es that watch the world and can't f
G
orget
Like the stranger that you've me
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t
Gsus4
G

the ragged men in r
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agged clothes
the silver thorn of bl
C
oody rose
lie cr
D
ushed and broken on the virgin s
G
now
And now I think I
Am
know
D
what you tried to
G
say to me
G/F#
Em
how you suffered for your
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sanity
and
D
how you tried to set them f
Em
ree
They would not listen
they're not lis
A
t'ning still
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perh
D
aps they never w
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ill

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