Wond'ring Again

capo 3 fret

INTRO  D Dsus2 C
              Am         Cmaj7        G         D      F (Fmaj7)  D  Dsus2
There's the stillness of death on a deathly unliving sea,
          Am       Cmaj7   G                 D        F (Fmaj7)  D  Dsus2
and the motor car magical world long since ceased to be,
         Am          Cmaj7   G            D        F  (Fmaj7)  D  Dsus2
when the Eve-bitten apple returned to destroy the tree.
   C            D          C     D
Incestuous ancestry's charabanc ride,
 C            D                   C            D
spawning new millions throws the world on its side.
  G             C             G            Gm         Cm7
Supporting their far-flung illusion,  the national curse,
    G           D        F           C            D
and those with no sandwiches please get off the bus.
    Am         Cmaj7        G         D       F  (Fmaj7)  D  Dsus2
The excrement bubbles, the century's slime decays
           Am           Cmaj7     G              D      F (Fmaj7)D Dsus2
and the brainwashing government lackeys would have us say
      Am      Cmaj7     G           D      F  (Fmaj7)  D  Dsus2
it's under control and we'll soon be on our way
      C              D          C          D
to a grand year for babies and quiz panel games
         C              D          C          D
of the hot hungry millions you'll be sure to remain.
        G     C             G            Gm           Cm7
The natural resources are dwindling and no one grows old,
      G           D            F          C              D
and those with no homes to go to, please dig yourself holes.
C                    Am                   G               D Dsus2
We wandered through quiet lands, felt the first breath of snow.
C                    Am         G                    D Dsus2
Searched for the last pigeon, slate grey I've been told.
C               D                 G   Em         D              Em  (1)  G
Stumbled on a daffodil which she crushed in the rush, heard it sigh,
                 D Dsus2
and left it to die.
    Em          G               D             C           D  Dsus2
At once felt remorse and were touched by the loss of our own,
          Em          G            D             C                 D Dsus2
held its poor broken head in her hands, dropped soft tears in the snow,
          Dm        C          G         Em          D
and it's only the taking that makes you --- what you are.
C           Am           G               D Dsus2
Wond'ring aloud will a son one day be born
C                  Am           G                  D Dsus2 Em D Dsus2   (2)
to share in our infancy in the child's path we've worn.
C                D                 G   Em         D              Em   G
In the aging seclusion of this earth     that our birth did surprise
we'll open his eyes.
Em        G

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

( thanks to Hakan for his correction)


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