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  Chords for "The Coast"

Words & music By Paul Simon 1989


 |Bb/F        Eb          |Bb/F            Bb
A family of musicians took shelter for the night

      |              Eb             |Bb/F Bb |
In the little harbor church of St. Cecilia

              Eb        |Bb/F           Bb  |
 Two guitars, bata, bass drum and tambourine

            Eb            |Bb/F  Bb Bb/D |
Rose of Jericho and Bougainvillea


Cm Bb Bb/D     |    Cm Bb     Bb/D | Cm Bb |
      This is a lone---ly life

Eb Bb/D Cm   Bb    F/A |Eb/Bb |
Sorrows everywhere you  turn

   |Db     Cm    Bb
And that's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |
That's worth some money

Db     Cm    Bb
That's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |Db Cm Bb 
That's worth some money


 |Bb/F        Eb   
A trip to the market

 |Bb/F          Bb        |        
A trip into the pearl gray morning sunlight

     Eb          |Bb/F      Bb |
That settles over Washington

              Eb     
A trip to the market

 |Bb/F            Bb  
A trip around the world

         |                  Eb                |Bb/F   Bb
Where the evening meal is negotiable, if there is one.


Bb/D     |Cm     Bb   Bb/D| Cm     Bb  Bb/D | Cm Bb |
This is a lonely-lone,      lonely life

Eb Bb/D Cm   Bb    F/A |Eb/Bb |
Sorrows everywhere you  turn


   |Db     Cm    Bb
And that's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |
That's worth some money

Db     Cm    Bb
That's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |
That's worth some money


Db Cm Bb | Eb|Bb | Eb|Bb Bb/D Cm|


Bb                      Eb |
   To prove that I love you

Bb                      F  |
   Because I believe in you

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast

Bb             Eb |
   If I have money

Bb               F   |
   If I have children

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast

Bb           Eb |Bb            F      |
   Oo-wah Oo-wah     Doo-wop a Doo-wah

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast


No chord |  |Bb Eb |Bb | Eb|


Bb       |                Eb      
   We are standing in the sunlight     

   |Bb/F          Bb      
The early morning sunlight

      |                 Eb           |
In the harbor church of Saint Cecilia

Bb/F Bb             Eb      |Bb/F           Bb
        To praise a soul's returning to the earth

      |            Eb                |Bb/F  Bb Bb/D |
To the Rose of Jericho and the Bougainvillea

Cm Bb Bb/D       |Cm Bb Bb/D|Cm  Bb |Eb |  |
      This is the on------ly life


   |Db     Cm    Bb
And that's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |
That's worth some money

Db     Cm    Bb
That's worth something

         Eb            |
When you think about it

Db     Cm    Bb     Eb |
That's worth some money


Db Cm |Bb Eb |Bb Bb/D Cm |


Bb                      Eb |
   To prove that I love you

Bb                      F  |
   Because I believe in you

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast

Bb          Eb |
If I have money

Bb            F   |
If I have children

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast


Bb                   Eb|
   If I have weaknesses

Bb                F           |
   Don't let them blind me now

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb                    Bb/D Cm |
All along the injured coast

Bb           Eb |
   Oo-wah Oo-wah

Bb           F      |
   Doo Wop a Doo Wah

Bb                 Eb    |Bb     Bb/D Cm |
Summer skies, stars   are falling

Bb                 Eb|
   Leaving the shadow 

Bb                 F      |Bb Eb |
   of the valley behind me now

Bb      Bb/D       Cm         |
   All along the injured coast



Repeat and fade:

Bb           Eb |
   Oo-wah Oo-wah

Bb           F      |
   Doo Wop a Doo Wah

Bb                      Eb     |
Summer skies, stars are falling

Bb               Bb/D Cm         |
   All along the in---jured coast

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