Cheshire Kitten (We're All Mad Here)

by SJ Tucker

Capo iii: play in Am  (sounds in Cm)

Play in a peppy 3/4 or  in 6/8 time.

 

Intro (notes):  ee g a b a  g ee g b a 

 

1. (Am)I grew up seeing things a little (G)differently

appearing, disa-(Em)ppearing, hardly innocent

nor (Am)tied down to the (G)ground (Em)

And (Am)under all the tomboy with the (G)punches

glory in my stripes as (Em)spots walk by invisible

and (Am)never make a sound

 

But (F)heavy is the (G)crown thatís always (Am)hidden

(F)Tender is the (G)heart you never (Am)see

(G)Hard and fast shows the (C)grim that we (Am)flash

But thereís a (F)vulnerable stripe or two on (G)me

Maybe (F)anyplace outside of wonder-(G)land

is not for me my (G)friend (G#)

 

Ch1:    (Am)If I leave my grin behind, re-(F)mind me

That weíre all (C)mad here, and itís o-(G)k

(Am) Sun-up, sundown, the shadows (F)hide me down

in (D7)wonderland, wonderland, no-(G7)body knows the way

But if you (C)find it in your (G)dreams

You can (C)find it at your (Am)day job

(C)Somewhere (G)south of (F)hell

(Am)Take the far turn left or right

with (G)just your gut to guide you

The (F)story is not for (G)anyone (Em)else to (Am)tell

 

(Am) Go down the (G)rabbit hole and (D/F#)out the other (F)side

(Am)Canít go home in the (G)middle of the (D/F#)magic carpet (F)ride

(Am)Got to greet the (G)sun before his (D/F#)lovely daughter (F)moon

(Am)Canít forsake the (G)journey for the (D/F#)safety of your (F)room

Until you (G)learn your (F)les-(G)son (Am)well

 

2. (Am)I have learned to see and hear (G)evírybody loud and clear

But the (Em)truth comes down in (G)riddles

that are (Am)safe enough to (G)share (Em)

Thatís (Am)how it is in songs you see

And (G)stripes always looked good on me

(Em)Whether or not Iím really (Am)there!

 

(F)Heavy is the (G)burden of the (Am)wise ones

Where (F)no one under-(G)stands a word they (Am)say

And the (G)Jabberwock never bothered (C)any-(Am)one

but (F)nobody believes him to this (G)day

Hey! And (F)why should (G)they? (G#)

 

Ch2:    (Am)If I leave my grin behind, re-(F)mind me

That weíre all (C)mad here, and itís o-(G)k

(Am) Sun-up, sundown, the shadows (F)hide me down

in (D7)wonderland, wonderland, no-(G7)body knows the way

But if you (C)find it in your (G)dreams

You can (C)find it at your (Am)day job

(C)Somewhere (G)south of (F)hell

(Am)Take the far turn left or right

with (G)just your gut to guide you

The (F)story is not for (G)anyone (Em)else to (Am)tell

 

(Am) Go down the (G)rabbit hole and (D/F#)out the other (F)side

(Am)Canít go home in the (G)middle of the (D/F#)magic carpet (F)ride

(Am)Got to greet the (G)sun before his (D/F#)lovely daughter (F)moon

(Am)Canít forsake the (G)journey for the (D/F#)safety of your (F)room

Until you (G)learn your (F)les-(G)son (Am)well

 

[Ch2 Tag]: (G) (D/F#)  Learn your (F)les-(G)son  (Am)well 

                  (G) (D/F#)  Learn your (F)les-(G)son (Am)wellÖ

 

(Am)Is it the (G)stripes or the (D/F#)spots you (F)see? (G)

Or (Am)was it hearts or (G)diamonds, babe, that (D/F#)brought you here to (F)me? (G)

(Am)Darling, you know (G)better than to (D/F#)trust a pack of (F)cards (G)

what have we (Am)learned: the (G)world is (D/F#)never as (F)mad as (G)it

could (Am)be? (G)   (D/F#)never as (F)mad as (G)it could (Am)be?

 

(Am)Rad, da, da, da dit  (G )Da dit da da da (D/F#)Da dit da da   (F)da  (G)    [repeat 3x]

 

[Final Chorus]:

(Am)If I leave my grin behind, re-(F)mind me

That weíre all (C)mad here, and itís o-(G)k  (G#)   (repeat 3x)

(Am)If I leave my grin behind, re-(F)mind me

That weíre all (C)mad hereÖ

and itís

(E7)oÖ.(Am)k.