Read 'em And Weep

(Ian Hunter)


Eb Gm6 Ab Bb

      Eb                                   Gm6                                      
On a warm summer day, in the hour of my youth
    Ab                           Bb7
I walked the four miles to your door
     Eb                Gm6
You wore a straw hat, high heels to match
         Ab                          Bb7
And the whitest cotton dress I ever saw
     Eb                   Gm6
When I tried to hold you, you turned away
  Ab                                         Abm
You don't have to tell me, it's all over your face
Eb                            Ab
I can see the writing on the wall
               Eb                                Ab  Bb
And there's a distance in your eyes that says it all
 Eb
Read it and weep
Gm6
I can't get no sleep
       Ab                                Bb7 
'Cos I know you won't change your mind tomorrow
Eb                 Gm6
I'm sinking under, I don't wanna lose you
     Ab                            Bb7  
This emptiness is more than I can handle
     Eb                    Gm6
You gave me no reason, but you gave me rhyme
   Ab                                         Abm
I put the words to music and I was out of my mind
Eb                                 Ab
All I've got's the letters that I keep 
     Eb                            Ab    Bb7
And sometimes just before I go to sleep

    Eb 
I read 'em 'n' weep
     Gm6
You swept me off my feet
       Ab                    Bb7
Now I know, time's the only healer
      Eb
This jealousy hurts
      Gm6
The thought of seeing you with someone else
 Ab
Cuts like a knife
           Bb7
Into the heart of me
 Eb
Life is a river
    Gm6
It twists and it turns
     Ab        
But I'll get over you babe
                    Abm
I'll live and I'll learn
     Eb                      Ab     
The paper's full of January sales
   Eb                      Ab    Bb7
I guess I won't be buying fairytales

Eb
Read 'em 'n' weep
Gm6
Cryin' in my sleep
         Ab                      Bb7  
'Cos I know I'm gonna be alone tomorrow
       Eb
And I walked the four miles
         Gm6
Yeah I walked the four miles
    Ab        Bb7
In tears and sorrow
 Eb                   Gm6
This was the story, here's where it ends
  Ab
Next time I'll be wiser
             Abm
I won't get let down again
   Eb                           Ab
I wanted you so badly, but I failed
     Eb                              Ab   Bb7
Now all I got's these little paper trails

Eb
Read 'em 'n' weep 
Gm6
Read 'em 'n' weep
    Ab       Bb7
Oh yeah
Eb
Read 'em 'n' weep
Gm6
Read 'em 'n' weep
Ab       Bb7
Ah, ha

  Eb                           Ab
I wanted you so badly, but I failed
     Eb                              Ab    Bb7 Eb
Now all I got's these little paper trails

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