Diamonds And Rust


by Joan Baez
Capo 1st Fret

 I:	( Em - - - /     / B7 - - - /    /  x2  /  x2  / Em - - - /    /  x2  //)

Well I'll be damned, here comes your ghost again
But that's not unusual 
It's just that the moon is full and you happen to call

Em - - - /    / C - - - /    / G - - - /    / D - - - /    / Em - - - /    //

And here I sit hand on the telephone
Hearing a voice I'd known
A couple of light years ago heading straight for a fall

As I remember your eyes were bluer than robin's eggs
My poetry was lousy you said
Where are you calling from, a booth in the Midwest

Ten years ago I bought you some cuff links
You bought me something
We both know what memories bring, they bring diamonds and rust

 I:	(Intro)

Well you burst on the scene already a legend
The unwashed phenomenon
The original vagabond you strayed into my heart

And there you stayed, temporarily lost at sea
The Madonna was yours for free
Yes the girl on the half shell -- would keep you unharmed

 B:	Now I see you standing with brown leaves falling all around 
  and snow in your hair
Now your smiling out the window of that crummy hotel room over 
  Washington Square
Our breath comes out white clouds mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me we both could have died then and there

B7 - - - /    / Am7 - - - /    /  x4  / 
C - - - /    / G - - - /    / F - - - /    / G - - - /     // 
( B7 - - - /     /  x2  /  x2  / Em - - - /    /  x2  //)

Now your telling me your not nostalgic
Then give me another word for it
You were so good with words and with keeping things vague

'Cause I need some of that vagueness now it's all come back too clearly
Yes I loved you so dearly
And if your offering me diamonds and rust, I've already paid

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