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Darby's Castle

	  Kris Kristofferson 
 
 
       G           Em 
See the ruin on the hill 
          C        Em     Am 
where the smoke is hangin still 
        D                      G 
like an echo of an age long forgotten 
 
          G          Em 
there's a story of a home 
          C           Em        Am 
crushed beneath those blackened stones 
        D              D7                    D 
and the roof that fell before the beams were rotten 
 
      G               Em 
Cecil Darby loved his wife 
       C       Em      Am 
and he labored all his life 
   D                            G 
to provide her with material possessions 
 
       G               Em 
and he built for her a home 
       C      Em       Am 
of the finest wood and stone 
        D              D7              D 
and the building soon became his sole obsession 
 
 CHORUS 
        C        D 
 oh it took 300 days 
           G             Em 
 for the timbers to be raised 
         C                G               D 
 and the silhouette was seen from miles around 
          G                 Em 
 and the gables reached as high 
         C   -  Em  -  Am 
 as the eagles in the sky 
         D            D7 
 but it only took one night to bring it down 
      D              D7                 G 
 when Darby's castle tumbled to the ground 
 
 
G   C    G    C 
      G                      Em 
Though they shared a common bed 
             C      Em     Am 
there was precious little said 
        D                                G 
in the moments that were set aside for sleepin' 
                          Em 
for his busy dreams were filled 
           C        Em     Am 
with the rooms he'd yet to build 
         D               D7          D 
and he never heard young Helen Darby weepin' 
 
    G                      Em 
then one night he heard a sound 
        C       Em     Am 
as he layed his pencil down and he 
D                                     G 
traced it to her door and turned the handle 
                           Em 
and the pale light of the moon 
              C     Em     Am 
through the window of the room 
          D                 D7          D 
split the shadows where two bodies lay entangled 
 
 
CHORUS: 
         C        D 
 Oh it took 300 days 
            G             Em 
 for the timbers to be raised 
                C         G               D 
 and the silhouette was seen from miles around 
          G                 Em 
 and the gables reached as high 
           C   -  Em  -  Am 
 as the eagles in the sky 
         D            D7  
 but it only took one night to bring it down 
      D              D7                 G 
 when Darby's castle tumbled to the ground  
	  

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