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  Chords for "Save the Live of my Child"

Words & music by Paul Simon 1968



"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 |
  Ah, ah, ah, ah----

G  |                          |
  A woman from the supermarket


Ran to call the cops.

   |                C                 |G
"He must be high on something, someone said.

         |               C              |
Though it never made The New York Times.

G                             |C   |
In The Daily News, the caption read

                     |Dm7    |
 "Save the life of my child!"

                    |C      |
 Cried the desperate mother.

F        |   |C |G7 |
  Ah, ah, ah, ah----

G  |                     |
  A patrol car passing by


Halted to a stop

    |           C           |G
Said officer MacDougal in dismay:

    |                 C         
"The force 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
The atmospheree was freaky holiday.

        |           
When the spotlight hit the boy,

       |G                    |
And the crowd began to cheer,

C         |    |
  He flew away!


Repeat and fade:

F     |                  |C     |        C7|  
Oh, my Grace, I've got no hiding place

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