Авторы: Harry Chapin
The Shortest Story
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 03:48:34 -0800 From: Jed Subject: The Shortest Story by Harry Chapin LISTEN TO THE SONG ON "GREATEST SONGS LIVE" TO UNDESTAND. STRUM C CHORD SLOWLY PLUCK C ON THE B STRING AND THE OPEN G STRING TOGETHOR THREE TIME C G F G Em (STRUM Em SLOWLY) I am born today, the sun burns its promise in my eyes; F G C Em Am Mama strikes me and I draw a breath and cry. F G C Em Am Above me a cloud softly tumbles through the sky; G G F I am glad to be alive. >G F C G F G Em (STRUM Em SLOW) It is me seventh day, I taste the hunger and I cry; F G C Em Am my brother and sister cling to Mama's side. F G C Em Am She squeezes her breast, but it has nothing to provide; G G F someone weeps, I fall asleep. >G F C G F G Em (STRUM) It is twenty days today, Mama does not hold me anymore; F G C Em Am I open my mouth but I am too weak to cry. F G C Em Am Above me a bird slowly crawls across the sky; G G Am why is there nothing now to do but die?