Save The Life of My Child

G
"Good God! Don't jump!"
A boy sat on the ledge
An old man who had fainted was revived.
    F          G
And everyone agreed
It would be a miracle indeed
              C
If the boy survived.

                      Dm
"Save the life of my child!"
                    C
Cried the desperate mother.

F C G7

G
A woman from the supermarket
Ran to call the cops.
                   C                   G
"He left behind of something", someone said.
                         C
Though he never read The New York Times,
G                             C
In The Daily News the captain read

                     Dm7
"Save the life of my child!"
                    F
Cried the desperate mother.

F C G7

G
A patrol car passing by
Halted to a stop
                C            G
Said officer MacDougal in dismay:
                       C
"The police can't do a decent job
           G          Gsus
'Cause the kids got no respect
For the law today (and blah btah blah)"

                     Dm7
"Save the life of my child!"
                    C
Cried the desperate mother.
                         F
"What's becoming of the children?"
                   C      G
People asking each other.

When darkness fell, excitement kissed the crowd
And made them wild
                     C         G
In an atmosphere of freaky holiday.
When the spotlight hit the boy,
And the crowd began to cheer,
C
He flew away.

F                       C             C7
"Oh, my Grace, I got no hiding place"
-
Пол Саймон
"Bookends", 1968