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Crack And Whistle
Lyrics transcribed by: Bryan Irby
Music transcribed by: Scott Holcomb
              A7
Look at our reflections in the water
Making ripples, taking a drink
           D7
We used to come here when we were schoolboys
                                                   A7
This ole water hole look like it's changed much to you?
                 D7
Do you think the Lady of the Lake would even remember
                              A7
The battles we staged for her favor? 
         A7
Do you remember it got so dark and late
                                                   A7
We had to start the games the next morning just to save her
         E
Leave it all for the crack and whistle
       F                         A7
Of the carnival train headed for town

              A
Now there are children buying candy
Young girls talking all 'bout love & hate
     D
Boys spin from the high ride
A
Old man coming home late
D# D        D#  D
Outside the woodshed
D# D                      D#  D
Wondering what he's gonna say
A                                  G
Mom's been asleep listening to the short waves
             Riff (see below)
Hanging onto magazines from far away

Riff:
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              A7
Look at our reflections in the mirror
Long and big and short and small
     D7
This funhouse gonna distort and shake
                                     A7
Worlds we might really never know at all
    D7
You think if we keep coming back
                                          A7
The carnival stay on the edge of town for keeps?
          D7                                       A7
When everybody be happy, we all be laughing in the streets
      E
No, I couldn't conjure up a sadder sound
         F                                    A7
Than the crack and whistle headed for another town

A
Chickens don't know what bit 'em
The cousin of the little snake boy
    D
The twins there look like spacemen
        A
And the ponies look like toys
D# D                   D#  D
Peekin' underneath the sideshow tent
     D# D        D# D
Like looking for monsters 'neath the bed
A                        G
Junior's running home to mama
           Riff
I heard he won't come back here this year again

    A
The children line up for candy
Young girls whisper all about love & hate
        D
And the boys tell glory stories
                        A
Jobs and school started late
D
Carnival's packed and gone
                                                       A     
Ahead of the names and the fames and the names and the rains (?)
        A                G
Mom and dad didn't go to bed last night
          Riff
They were out there playing out by the lake

See everybody knows they're home
Everybody knows they're home
Everybody knows they're home
Everybody knows they're home
So sit back, and learn, and learn
Play a slide trombone


added:2/26/2001

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