Godfrey Daniel

 



               


            Key Eb.
            (Capo:1, play D)  
           
 
            Intro:  Cm   G    Ab  Bb  Eb  G
            (Capo:)(Bm) (F#) (G) (A) (D) (F#)


              Cm                     G
             (Bm)                   (F#)
            A million miles from the old routine

              Eb              F
             (D)             (E)
            A midnight candle burned

            Ab               Eb        Ab    Bb  Eb 
           (G)              (D)       (G)   (A) (D)
            I believe in believing I'm deeply concerned

             Eb  G
            (D) (F#)
 
            Cm               G
           (Bm)             (F#) 
            Walking down the runway 

            Eb                  F
           (D)                 (E)
            Through the pouring rain 

            Ab                Eb
           (G)               (D)  
            Stretching out my arms like 

              Ab   Bb          Eb      Eb G
             (G)  (A)         (D)     (D)(F#)
            A supersonic pla-y-yane 
 
            Cm       G
           (Bm)     (F#)
            God free Daniel 

               Eb                 F
              (D)                (E)
            He ain't done nothing wrong 

            Eb      G          Cm  F
           (D)     (F#)       (Bm)(E) 
            Let him go back to Ohio
 
                   Ab   Bb    Eb     Eb  G
                  (G)  (A)   (D)    (D) (F#)
            Or wherever he belong 

 
            Instrumental: Cm   G    Ab  Bb  Eb  G
                         (Bm) (F#) (G) (A) (D) (F#)

               Cm                 G
              (Bm)               (F#)
            If all the trees were candles

            Eb                       F
           (D)                      (E)
            And who's to say they're not 

            Ab                   Eb
           (G)                  (D)
            The world would be a birthday cake 

            Ab           Bb      Eb     Eb  G
           (G)          (A)     (D)    (D) (F#)
            And we could eat the lot 

                Cm                 G
               (Bm)               (F#)
            But too many cooks can spoil the broth 

                  Eb                   F
                 (D)                  (E)
            And a stitch in time saves nine 

              Ab                        Eb
             (G)                       (D)
            A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush 

                     Ab    Bb        Eb   Eb  G
                    (G)   (A)       (D)  (D) (F#)
            And I'll never change my mind 
 
            Cm      G
           (Bm)    (F#)
            Godfrey Daniel 

               Eb                 F
              (D)                (E)
            He ain't done nothing wrong 

            Eb      G          Cm  F
           (D)     (F#)       (Bm)(E)
            Let him go back to Ohio  

                   Ab   Bb   Eb      Eb  G
                  (G)  (A)  (D)     (D) (F#)
            Or wherever he belong 
 
                   
            Instr:  Cm    G    Ab  Bb  Eb  G
                   (Bm)  (F#) (G) (A) (D) (F#)


              Cm                     G
             (Bm)                   (F#)
            A tightrope walker has a balanced mind 

            Eb                  F
           (D)                 (E)
            As well as arms and legs 

            Ab                  Eb
           (G)                 (D)
            But why do chickens cross the road 

                   Ab      Bb     Eb     Eb  G
                  (G)     (A)    (D)    (D) (F#)
            Not to mention layin' eggs 

            Cm           G
           (Bm)         (F#)
            I guess I'll never know 

               Eb         F
              (D)        (E)
            Or truly understand 

               Ab               Eb
              (G)              (D)
            Anyhow its not just doorknobs

                 Ab       Bb      Eb     Eb  G 
                (G)      (A)     (D)    (D) (F#)
            That come off in your hand 
 
            Cm       G
           (Bm)     (F#)
            God free Daniel 

               Eb                 F
              (D)                (E)
            He ain't done nothing wrong 

            Eb      G          Cm  F
           (D)     (F#)       (Bm)(E)
            Let him go back to Ohio 

                   Ab   Bb   Eb      Eb  G
                  (G)  (A)  (D)     (D) (F#)
            Or wherever he belong 
 
            Cm      G
           (Bm)    (F#)
            Godfrey Daniel

               Eb                 F 
              (D)                (E)
            He ain't done nothing wrong 

            Eb      G          Cm  F
           (D)     (F#)       (Bm)(E)
            Let him go back to Ohio

                   Ab   Bb   Eb
                  (G)  (A)  (D)          
            Or wherever he belong

 
             Cm   G    Ab  Bb  Eb
            (Bm) (F#) (G) (A) (D)



          My grandmother used to scream "Godfrey! when she was startled or mad, though sometime she would use the whole name "Godfrey Daniel!" I always wondered why... I figured it out when I was about 14.