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"Cry Of A Tiny Babe"
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album _Columbia Records Radio Hour, Volume 1_
(Various Artists, 1994)

written by Bruce Cockburn

performed by
Bruce Cockburn: vocal, guitar
Lou Reed: vocal
Rosanne Cash: vocal
Rob Wasserman: bass

Dec 20, 1992
Howard Schwartz Recording Studio, NY
(Christmas with Cockburn)
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        Mary grows a child without the help of a man
        Joseph gets upset because he doesn't understand
        Angel comes to Joseph in a powerful dream
        says, "God did this and you're part of his scheme"

        Joseph comes to Mary with his hat in his hand
        Says, "Forgive me, I thought you'd been with some other man"
        She says, "What if I had been
        but I wasn't anyway and guess what
        I felt the baby kick today"

        Like a stone on the surface of a still river
        driving the ripples on forever
        Redemption rips through the surface of time
        in the cry of a tiny babe

        The child is born in the fullness of time
        Three wise astrologers take note of the signs
        Come to pay their respects to the fragile little king
        get pretty close to wrecking everything
        Ooohhh, wrecking everything

        'Cause the governing body of the whole land
        Is that of Herod, a paranoid man
        Who when he hears there's a baby
        born of the King of the Jews
        sends death squads to kill all male children under two
        Children under two
        But that same bright angels warns the parents in a dream
        and they head out for the border and get away clean

        Like a stone on the surface of a still river
        driving the ripples on forever
        Redemption rips through the surface of time
        in the cry of a tiny babe

        And there are others who know about this miracle birth
        The humblest of people catch a glimpse of their worth
        For it isn't to the palace that the Christ child comes
        but to shepherds and street people, hookers and bums

        And the message is clear if you have ears to hear
        That forgiveness is given for your guilt and your fear
        It's a Christmas gift that you don't have to buy
        there's a future shining in a baby's eyes

        Like a stone on the surface of a still river
        driving the ripples on forever
        Redemption rips through the surface of time
        in the cry of a tiny babe

        Like a stone on the surface of a still river
        driving the ripples on forever
        Redemption rips through the surface of time
        in the cry of a tiny babe



intro   {C}{C}{G}{G}
        {C}{C}{G}{G}

        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Mary grows a child without the ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Joseph gets upset because he ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Angel comes to Joseph in a ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}

        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Joseph comes to Mary with his hat ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- Forgive me, I thought you'd been ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- What if I had been but I wasn't ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G/Bm.C}   (Like a -)

chorus  {D}{C/G}{D}{C/G}    (- stone on the surface of a still ...)
        {Em}{C}{D}          (Redemption rips through the ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- babe)

Lou     {C}{C}{G}{G}        (The child is born in the fullness ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Three wise astrologers take note ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- pay their respects to the ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- everything, ooohhh, wrecking ...)

        {C}{C}{G}{G}        ('Cause the governing body of the ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (Is that of Herod, a paranoid man ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- hears there's a baby born of the ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- two, children under two, But -)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- that same bright angels warns ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G/Bm.C}   (- clean, Like a -)

chorus  {D}{C/G}{D}{C/G}    (- stone on the surface of a still ...)
        {Em}{C}{D}          (Redemption rips through the ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G}        (- babe, And there are -)

        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- others who know about this ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- humblest of people catch a ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- isn't to the palace that the ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (And the -)

        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- message is clear if you have ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- forgiveness is given for your ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G}        (- Christmas gift that you don't ...)
        {C}{C}{G}{G/Bm.C}   (Like a -)

chorus  {D}{C/G}{D}{C/G}    (- stone on the surface of a still ...)
        {Em}{C}{D}          (Redemption rips through the ...)
        {G}{G/Bm.C}         (- babe, Like a -)

chorus  {D}{C/G}{D}{C/G}    (- stone on the surface of a still ...)
        {Em}{C}{D}          (Redemption rips through the ...)
        {G}{G}{G}{G...      (- babe)




* intro and riff

     {C}                       {C}
 1e -----3--3--3---3------------3--3--3--3------3--3--3--
 2B -----1--1--1---1------------1--1--1--1------1--1--1--
 3G -----2--2--2---2--0---------2--2--2--2b3r2--0--------
 4D ---------------------2--0----------------------2--0--
 5A --3--------------------------------------------------
 6E -----------------------------------------------------

 {G}                       {G}
-----------------------------------------------------
--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--
--0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0---0--0--0--0--
--------0--2------2--0--2---------0--2------2--0--2--
-----0h2-----------------------0h2-------------------
--3-------------------------3------------------------



*** please note ***

h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend string up
r - release bend
/ - slide up
\ - slide down
v - vibrato
^ - harmonics




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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