No Lullaby

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON  TRANSCRIPTION BY PACO
(thanks to Håkan for corrections)

no capo
E                         D              E
Keep your eyes open and prick up your ears
A              D         E
rehearse your loudest cry.

A         D          A           E       A
  There's folk out there who would do you harm
            D         A  E
so I'll sing you no lullaby.

E                                       D                E
There's a lock on the window; there's a chain on the door:
  A        D     E
a big dog in the hall.
A               D          A              E           A
  But there's dragons and beasties out there in the night
         D        A  E
to snatch you if you fall.
 

            E|-----------------
            B|-----------------
            G|-----------------
            D|-----------------
            A|-------------0---                
            E|--0----0-2-3---2p0 ... E5
 
 

            E|-----------------
            B|-----------------
            G|-----------------
            D|-------------0---
            A|--0----0-2-3---2p0     B5+ B5/A  (repeat twice)
            E|------------------

  A5                            C5        G5
So come out fighting with your rattle in hand.
A5          G5      A5
Thrust and parry. Light
  A5                C5        G5
a match to catch the devil's eye.
A5                 G5      A5
Bring a cross of fire to the fight.
    E                  D         A
And let no sleep bring false relief
E         D              E
from the tension of the fray.
        E                  D         A
Come wake the dead with the scream of life.
E         D              E
Do battle with ghosts at play.
    E                  D         A
Gather your toys at the call-to-arms
E         D              E
and swing your big bear down.
    E                  D         A
Upon our necks when we come to set
E         D              E
you sleeping safe and sound.

         D       A        B
It's as well we tell no lie
G            A            E
to chase the face that cries.
   D       A        B
And little birds can't fly
   G        D     E
so keep an open eye.
        D       A        B
It's as well we tell no lie
         G            A   F# E F#
so I'll sing you no lullaby.
 
 

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

TRANSCRIPTION BY Paco Jimenez & Håkan Mattsson
 

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