God Bless the Absentee

Fm7     Eb   Bb7
Lord, I am a working man
    Fm7   Eb    Bb9
And music is my trade
    Fm7       Eb        Bb7
I'm travelin' with this five-piece band
  C9              C7-9
I play the ace of spade
Fm       Eb/G     Ab6
I have a wife and family
A07      Bbm       Ab      Eb/G Ebm/Gbm
But they don't see much of me
Fm7           Cb9  Bb9   Fm7 Eb Bb7   Fm7 Eb Bb9   Fm7 Eb Bb7
God bless the absentee

Fm7     Eb   Bb7
Lord, I am a surgeon
    Fm7   Eb    Bb9
And music is my knife
   Fm7   Eb     Bb7
It cuts away my sorrow
   C9          C7-9
It purifies my life
Fm       Eb/G    Ab6      A07
But if I could release my heart
    Bbm       Ab  Eb/G Ebm/Gbm
And veins and artery
        Fm7           Cb9  Bb9  Fm7 Eb Bb7
I'd say God bless the absentee

Ebm          Ebm6
I    miss my woman so
Cbm/D        Gb/Db
I    miss my bed
Cm7-5           Cbmaj7
I    miss those soft places
  Bb/C
I used to lay my head

Ebm7           Ebm6
My   son don't need me yet
Cbm/D          Gb/Db
His  bones are soft
   Cm7-5          Cbmaj7
He flies a silver airplane
   Bb/C
He wears a golden cross
Fm7           Eb   Bb7
God bless the absentee

           Fm7       Eb         Bb9
Lord, this country's changed so fast
    Fm7    Eb     Bb7
The future is the present
    C9               C7-9
The present's in the past
    Fm       Eb/G   Ab6 A07
The highways are in litigation
    Bbm      Ab  Eb/G Ebm/Gbm
The airports disagree
Fm7           Cb9  Bb9  Fm7 Eb Bb7  Fm7 Eb Bb9  Fm7 Eb Bb7
God bless the absentee
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Пол Саймон
"One-Trick Pony", 1980