MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY
ACUSTIC PART

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A       Am           C   F  G             D              G A
The minstrel in the gallery looked down upon the smiling faces.
 F           C                     F G
He met the gazes --- observed the spaces
 D                      G A
between the old men's cackle.
A           Am        C      F  G
He brewed a song of love and hatred
     G             D              G A
--- oblique suggestions --- and he waited.
F      C          F  G  C            F C      G
He polarized the pumpkin-eaters --- static-humming
  G          C
  panel-beaters ---
F      C            F    G      C
freshly day-glow'd factory cheaters
G             D              G A
  (salaried and collar-scrubbing).
(REST THE SAME)

He titillated men-of-action --- belly warming, hands
  still rubbing on the parts they never mention.
He pacified the nappy-suffering, infant-bleating
  one-line jokers --- T.V. documentary makers
  (overfed and undertakers).
Sunday paper backgammon players --- family-scarred
  and women-haters.
        F          C      F   G    C
Then he called the band down to the stage
     F             Em      Dm     Am Am/G Am/F#  F    A
and he looked at all the friends he'd made.
 

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

TRANSCRIPTION BY PACO JIMENEZ (SPAIN)
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