Mandolin Holy Man (live version)

By SJ Tucker

Sooj plays this in concert with capo v.  See below for a capo-less version in C

capo v

    G                      D        G

1.Nine old friends drove cross-country
      G                       D   G

on a mission of blessing and liberty
       G                           D      G

geared up in the morning and left right there
    G    (tacit)         D          G

to sing at the rally in Farragut Square
          G                       D        G

They can put up a fence and keep out the crowd
         G                D        G

but you can’t fence in a wall of sound
       G                  D           G

so we headed downtown to serve it up loud
 G  (tacit)            D               G

got pretty wet but it didn’t bring us down.

 

      G          D      G

Gh:  Metro into Washington

            G                  D      G

     Donna rock the national phallus down

       G                         D       G

     Drumming at the White House in the rain

             G                       D      G

     And we won’t let up until they let us in

      G                   D    G

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

      G                   D    G

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

 

      G

2. Walking & walking & walking & walking

             G           D        G
& walking & walking the long way round

to the giant chalice in the middle of town

better believe our time’s well spent

throwing holy water at the monument

gonna drum all night, let em throw us in jail

rockin the Lincoln memorial   (Gh)

 

   C    Dm  G      C    Dm    G

3. Oh…. Oh…Oh  (instrumental bridge)

 

 

4. Oh… the crowd was all smiles

for the fireworks show
We were right there, letting rhythm go
with all the pictures people snapped
prob’ly see ourselves tomorrow on the internet!
Sometimes you do good that you’ll never see
blasting out negativity
of the overthrow that’ll surely come
bring it all back to a goatskin drum  (Gh)
 


4. So it’s all the way home on the orange line
the whole band of gypsies and dr. sunshine
victory 100 smiles at a time
and a story to tell for the rest of our lives…
We did what we set out to do
made a lot of people happy, too
that’s whatcha get when you lend a hand
to the likes of the mandolin holy man

  G              D     G         G       D  G
this is land is your land, this land is my land

 G                   D    G
me and the mandolin holy man   (Gh)

 

Gh:  Metro into Washington

     Donna rock the national phallus down

     Drumming at the White House in the rain                  

     And we won’t let up until they let us in…

     Metro’d into Washington

     we rocked the national phallus down

     Drummed at the White House in the rain
     & we never let up, soaked to the skin
     maybe next year we’ll do it again!

       G

     spinners & satyrs & healers (& kittens) & drummers & ryan...
     and me and the mandolin holy man

     me and the mandolin holy man

 

Tag: This land is your land, this land is my land

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

 

 


Mandolin Holy Man (in C)

By SJ Tucker

 

NO CAPO

   

    C                      G        C

1.Nine old friends drove cross-country
      C                       G   C

on a mission of blessing and liberty
       C                           G      C

geared up in the morning and left right there
    C    (tacit)         G          C

to sing at the rally in Farragut Square
          C                       G        C

They can put up a fence and keep out the crowd
         C                G        C

but you can’t fence in a wall of sound
       C                  G           C

so we headed downtown to serve it up loud
 C  (tacit)            G               C

got pretty wet but it didn’t bring us down.

 

      C          G      C

Ch:  Metro into Washington

            C                  G      C

     Gonna rock the national phallus down

       C                         G       C

     Drumming at the White House in the rain

             C                       G      C

     And we won’t let up until they let us in

      C                   G    C

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

      C                   G    C

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

 

      C

2. Walking & walking & walking & walking

             C           G        C
& walking & walking the long way round

to the giant chalice in the middle of town

better believe our time’s well spent

throwing holy water at the monument

gonna drum all night, let em throw us in jail

rockin the Lincoln memorial   (Ch)

 

   F   Am  G      F    Am    G

3. Oh…. Oh…Oh  (instrumental bridge)

 

4. Oh… the crowd was all smiles

for the fireworks show
We were right there, letting rhythm go
with all the pictures people snapped
prob’ly see ourselves tomorrow on the internet!
Sometimes you do good that you’ll never see
blasting out negativity
of the overthrow that’ll surely come
bring it all back to a goatskin drum  (Ch)

4. So it’s all the way home on the orange line
the whole band of gypsies and dr. sunshine
victory 100 smiles at a time
and a story to tell for the rest of our lives…
We did what we set out to do
made a lot of people happy, too
that’s whatcha get when you lend a hand
to the likes of the mandolin holy man

  C              G     C         C       G  C
this is land is your land, this land is my land

 C                   G    C
me and the mandolin holy man   (Ch)

 

Ch:  Metro into Washington

     Gonna rock the national phallus down

     Drumming at the White House in the rain                  

     And we won’t let up until they let us in…

     Metro’d into Washington

     we rocked the national phallus down

     Drummed at the White House in the rain
     & we never let up, soaked to the skin
     maybe next year we’ll do it again!

       C

     spinners & satyrs & healers (& kittens) & drummers & ryan...
     and me and the mandolin holy man

     me and the mandolin holy man

 

Tag: This land is your land, this land is my land

     Me and the Mandolin Holy Man

 

 


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