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The basic chord pattern for the verses in any key 1 is
1 - 4 - 1, 5 - 1, 1 - 4 - 1, 4 - 5 - 1

Use a capo at the 2nd or 3rd fret and use these chords (D)
I think Steve capo's at three on the Be Here Now CD

(D)Childhood often seemed a (G)pain to (D)me
So hard (A)waiting to be (D) grown
(D) childhood climbed up in a (G) white oak (D)tree
(G)I blinked (A)once and it was (D)gone

Airplane flyin across the midnight sky
His tiny lights blinked off and on
I watched 'im move across the moon on high
I blinked once and it was gone

(A)gone (Bm)gone (G) I blinked (A)once and it was (D)gone

A girl I'd met was all I cared for , friends
I called her my very own
We went down to hear the band begin
I blinked once and she was gone

Gone gone I blinked once and it was gone
I won big money on the gamblin wheel
And I thought i's sittin on a throne
Big john told me bout his condo deal
I blinked once and It was gone
Gone gone I blinked once and it was gone

The nineteen seventies was ten long years
Was ten long years to sing a song
It kicked off madly with a new Year's cheer
I blinked once and it was gone
Gone gone I blinked once and it was gone

Now old man's talkin bout a gun he'd shot
An' he weren't much more than skin an bone
Lyin there breathin on this worn out cot
I blinked once and he was gone
Gone gone, I blinked once and he was gone



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