Spirit Voices

   G7          G/B   C    C/E  G/D C G7
We sailed up a river wide as a sea
                 G/B          C           C/E    G/D
And slept on the banks on the leaves of a banyan tree
C  G7             G/B    C     C/E G/D C     G     C C/E G/D C
And  all of these spirit voices    rule  the night

     G7          G/B     C         C/E G/D  C
Some stories are magical, meant to be  sung
G7            G/B                C        C/E       G/D   C
Song from the mouth of the river when the world was young
G7               G/B    C     C/E G/D C    G     G/B C C/E G/D C
And all of these spirit voices    rule the night

   G/B     C            D      Em   G/B
By moon we walk to the brujo's door
        C      D       G
Along a path of river stone
G/B              C                D             Em    G/B
Women with their nursing children seated on the floor
            C             D       G
We join the fevers and the broken bones

D7(без 3й) G  D7(без 3й) G D7(без 3й) G D7(без 3й) G

    G7          G/B      C    C/E    G/D   C G7
The candlelight flickers, the falcon calls
             G/B             C        C/E   G/D  C G7
A lime-green lizard scuttles down the cabin wall
                 G/B    C      C/E G/D C G C C/E G/D
And all of these spirit voices

     G7         G/B        C       C/E  G/D  C
Sing rainwater, sea water, river water, holy water
G7                 G/B           C   C/E   G/D  C        G7
Wrap this child in mercy heal her heaven's only daughter
             G/B    C     C/E G/D C    G     G/B C C/E G/D
All of these spirit voices    rule the night

C  G/B        C        D         Em   G/B
My hands were numb, my feet were lead
          C     D        G
I drank a cup of herbal brew
         G/B              C
Then the sweetness in the air
                  D               Em
Combined with the lightness in my head
     G/B          C      D                G
And I   heard the jungle breathing in the bamboo

Em D7/F# G
Sauda-  -coes                 Greetings!
G/B  C     G/B  C
Da licenca um momento         Excuse me, one moment
   D
Te lembro                     I remind you
    Em D7/F# G
Que a--man- -ha               That tomorrow
G/B  C       G/B  C
Sera tudo ou sera naoa        It will he all or it will be nothing
  D      Em D7/F# G
Depende, co-ra-  -cao         It depends, heart
G/B  C        G/B  C
Sera breve ou sera grande     It will be brief or it will be great
  D7    Em D7/F# G
Depende da pai- -xao          It depends on the passion
G/B  C     G/B  C
Sera sujo, sera sonho         It will be dirty, it will be a dream
   D7    E7 D7/F# G
Cuidado, co-ra-  -cao         Be careful, heart
G/B  C     G/B  C
Sera util, sera tarde         It will be useful, it will be late
     D7    E7 D7/F# G
Se esmera, co-ra-  -cao       Do your best, heart
G/B  C
E confia                      And have trust
G/B C        D   G7
Na  forca do amanha            In the power of tomorrow

C C/E G/D C G7 G/B C C/E G/D C

G7          G/B        C   C/E       G/D C G7
Lord of the earthquake, my trembling bed
             G/B                     C  C/E G/D    C G
The spider resumes the rhythm of his golden thread
                 G/B    C     C/E G/D C    G7    G/B C C/E G/D C
And all of these spirit voices    rule the night
Пол Саймон
(португальские стихи Milton Nascimento)
на основе ганской песни "Yaa Amponsah" Якоба Сэма
"The Rhythm Of The Saints", 1990