• Song:

    Halley Came To Jackson

  • Artist:

    Mary Chapin Carpenter

  • Album:

    The Essential Collectio...

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HALLEY CAME TO JACKSON (Mary-Chapin Carpenter)

[Capo 2; each chord is half a measure.]

D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D[intro] (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)  G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)  A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)Bm (x24432@1)name="chord_320003@1">G    D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D[intro] (xx0232@1)
D (xx0232@1)      D (xx0232@1)            G (320003@1)      D (xx0232@1)    D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)DLate (xx0232@1)one night when the wind was still
D (xx0232@1)               D (xx0232@1)         A (x02220@1)    D (xx0232@1)   D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)DDaddy (xx0232@1)brought the baby to the window sill
   D (xx0232@1)          D (xx0232@1)            G (320003@1)      D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)DTo (xx0232@1)see a bit of heaven shoot across the sky
    D (xx0232@1)          D (xx0232@1)        A (x02220@1)    D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)DThe (xx0232@1)one and only time Daddy saw it fly

   A (x02220@1)           A (x02220@1)          D (xx0232@1)         DIt (xx0232@1)came from the east just as bright as a torch
    G (320003@1)             D (xx0232@1)    A (x02220@1)      DThe (xx0232@1)neighbors had a party on their porch
A (x02220@1)              A (x02220@1)          Bm (x24432@1)   GDaddy (320003@1)rocked the baby, Mother said "amen"
     D (xx0232@1)            D (xx0232@1)      A (x02220@1)      DWhen (xx0232@1)Halley came to visit in nineteen ten

D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D[instrumental] (xx0232@1)
Now back then Jackson was a real small town
And it's not every night a comet comes around
It was almost eighty years since its last time through
So I bet your mother would've said "amen" too

As its tail stretched out like a stardust streak
The papers wrote about it every day for a week
They wondered where it's going and where it's been
When Halley came to Jackson in 1910

A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)  G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)  A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)Bm (x24432@1)  G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)G (320003@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D[instrumental] (xx0232@1)
    D5... (xx023x@1)Now Daddy told the baby sleeping in his arms
To dream a little dream of a comet's charms
And he made a little wish as she slept so sound
In nineteen eighty-six that wish came 'round     ... D  D  A  D

   A (x02220@1)           A (x02220@1)           D (xx0232@1)         DIt (xx0232@1)came from the east, just as bright as a torch
    G (320003@1)           D (xx0232@1)          A (x02220@1)     DShe (xx0232@1)saw it in the sky from her daddy's porch
   A (x02220@1)          A (x02220@1)    Bm (x24432@1)     G[pause] (320003@1)As heavenly sent as it was back then
     D (xx0232@1)            Bm (x24432@1)       A (x02220@1)      DWhen (xx0232@1)Halley came to Jackson in nineteen ten

A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)  G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D (xx0232@1)  A (x02220@1)A (x02220@1)Bm (x24432@1)name="chord_320003@1">G    D (xx0232@1)Bm (x24432@1)name="chord_x02220@1">A  D[instrumental] (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)      D (xx0232@1)            G (320003@1)      DLate (xx0232@1)one night when the wind was still
D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)G (320003@1)D (xx0232@1)  D (xx0232@1)D (xx0232@1)A (x02220@1)D.

- Adam Schneider, schneider@pobox.com

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