Train in the Distance

Eb      Bb9/D         Bb9m/Db       C7                     Fm7
She was beautiful as Southern skies    the night he met her
                       Bb9 Eb
She was married to someone
       Bb9/D       Bb9m/Db                 C     Fm7
He was doggedly determined that he would get her
                   Ab/Eb Eb
He was old, he was young
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From time to time he'd tip his heart
                      Ab   Ebmaj7/G Eb
But each time she withdrew
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Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Ebm7 Eb
Everybody thinks it's true
                    Db/Eb                            Ab/Eb
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Ebm7 Eb Db/Eb Ab/Eb Ebm7 Eb
Everybody thinks it's true

      Bb9/D          Bb9m/Db      C7             Fm7
Well eventually the boy and the girl get married
                        Bb9 Eb
Sure enough they have a son
                Bb9/D          Bb9m/Db                     C    Fm7
And though they both were occupied    with the child she carried
                    Ab/Eb Eb
Disagreements had begun
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And in a while they     fell apart
                  Ab Ebmaj7/G Eb
It wasn't hard to do
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Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Ebm7 Eb
Everybody thinks it's true
                    Db/Eb                            Ab/Eb
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Eb
Everybody thinks it's true

Dbmaj9             Cm7     Bdim
Two disappointed believers
                       Cm7/Bb Ab
Two people playing the game
                 Eb/G
Negotiations and love songs
    Gb       Db/F     Cb            Bb11 Eb
Are often mistaken for  one and the same

        Bb9/D       Bb9m/Db      C7            Fm7
Now the man and the woman   remain in contact
                        Bb9   Eb
Let us say it's for the child
          Bb9/D                Bb9m/Db              C        Fm7
With disagreements about the meaning  of a marriage contract
                       Ab/Eb Eb
Conversations hard and wild
But from time to time
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He makes her laugh
                    Ab  Ebmaj7/G Eb
She cooks a meal or two
                    Db/Eb                            Ab/Eb
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Ebm7 Eb
Everybody thinks it's true
                    Db/Eb                            Ab/Eb
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
                      Eb   Dbmaj9
Everybody thinks it's true

                          Cm7   Bdim
What is the point of this story
                    Cm7/Bb Ab
What information pertains
                               Eb/G
The thought that life could be better
   Gb      Db/F    Cb
Is woven indelibly
         Bb11
Into our hearts
        Eb     Db/Eb Ab/Eb Ebm7
And our brains

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Пол Саймон
"Hearts And Bones", 1983