Incredible String Band
[Intro] F C F C Dm F C G7 C [Verse 1] F F7 F Captured by Hitler with Oliver Twist in the tower C F Guards say: "Here's pens and paper, just sit down and work for an hour" C Dm O, Goodness, how can we escape? But it's not worthwhile F C All I can do is smile. [Bridge] Em B7 Down gallons of glandular corridors of the dark castle G Dm The pompous old bellman is tolling one bell [Verse 2] F F7 F At bathtime the hippies in chains they are crossing the hall C F Where Hitler is making his new film about it all C Dm We slip trough a pew and escape but I just don't know F C All I can do is grow [Chorus] D C G C Tell me more, what then [Verse 3] F F7 F Down Main Street I go on a duffel-coat hoping instead C F For a little room, yawn, I'm so tired with this big bag of coal on my head C Dm It's a top hat I'm trying to sell or a lesson to learn F C Vaguely seeking some fire to burn [Bridge] Em B7 G Dm While a group of middle-aged persons with dwarfish expressions and tinned conversations in Sunday blessed blue [Verse 4] F F7 F Standing around for a photograph, watch the cuckoo C F Do you need any coal? But it doesn't appear that they do C Dm Then I offered my throat to the wolf but I just can't die F C All I can do is fly [Instrumental] F C F C Dm F C G7 C [Chorus] D C G C Tell me more, what then [Verse 5] F F7 F Safe and secure in the skirts of the midsummer wood C F Cooking soup with stale words and fresh meanings it tastes so good C Dm The green wolf with his bunch of red roses is slinking away F C All on a summer's day.