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"Teach The Gifted Children"
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album _Growing Up In Public_
(Lou Reed, 1980)

written by Lou Reed/Michael Fonfara
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        Teach the gifted children
        teach them to have mercy
        Teach them about sunsets
        teach them about moonrise
        Teach them about anger
        the sin that comes with dawning
        Teach them about flowers
        and the beauty of forgetfulness

        Then take me to the river (take me to the river)
        and put me in the water (and put me in the water)
        Bless them and forgive them (take me to the river)
        father cause they just don't know (take me to the river)

        All the gifted children

        Teach the gifted children
        the way of men and animals
        Teach them about cities
        the history of the mysteries
        Their vice and their virtues
        about branches that blow in the wind
        On the wages of their sins
        teach them of forgiveness
        teach them about mercy
        Teach them about music
        and the cool and cleansing waters

        What do they say, take me to the river (take me to the river)
        take me to the river (take me to the river)
        Put me in the water  (take me to the river)
        and teach the gifted children (take me to the river)
        All the gifted children (take me to the river)
        (Take me to the river)
        (Take me to the river)



intro    /x.E}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}
        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (Teach the gifted -)

        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- children, teach them to have mercy ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- sunsets, teach them about moonrise ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- anger, the sin that comes with ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- flowers, and the beauty of ...)

        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- river, and put me in the water ...)
        {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- forgive them, father cause they just ...)

guitar  {E}{A}{E}{A}    (- children. Teach the gifted -)

        ....




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thanks: Detlef Juergens (detlef.juergens@nwn.de)
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Maybe it helps.


Teach The Gifted Children

Teach the gifted children
Teach them to have mercy
Teach them about sunsets
Teach them about moonrise
teach them about anger
The sin that comes with drawing
Teach them about flowers
The beauty of forgetfulness
Then take me to the river
And put me in the water
Bless them and forgive them
Father 'cause they just don't know
All the gifted children
Teach the gifted children
The ways of men and animals
Teach them about cities
The history of the mysteries
Their vices and their virtues
About branches that blow in the wind
On the wages of their sins
Teach them of forgiveness
Teach them about mercy
Teach them about music
And the cool and cleansing water
What do they say
Take me to the river
Take me to the river
Put me in the water
And teach the gifted children
All the gifted children


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