Because of a Dancer

 

Written by John Stewart

 

This is again a joint effort by Charlie Woodward and me.  I sent him a rough sketch, he found at least two downright wrong chords, I added a few  extra bass notes to the ones suggested by Charlie.  Thanks, Charlie, that was fun.  'Because of a Dancer' is on Rough Sketches, Folk Era CD (97).

John plays it in the key of Em with a capo on the 7th fret, so its really in Bm.

 

 

G4/C

E-------3----------------

B-1---------------------- this is the "4" part

G------------------------

D------------------------

A-------3---------------- this is the "/C" part. Instead of the "normal"

E------------------------ bass note "G" (the root) or the other

normal bass notes for theG-chord,

which are "B" or "D", a "C"

is played here.

I use this way of indicating bass notes

also for "normal" bass notes when theyre

part of a bass run.

 

Capo 7th fret

 

(D) (Em) (G) (G4/C) (G/B) (D/A) (Em) (G) (G4/C) (G/B) (D/A)

(Em)(G) (G4/C) (G/B) (D/A) (Em) (G) (G4/C) (G/B) (D/A)

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

The (G4/C)moon's (G/B)on my (D/A)shoulder,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

(G4/C) Im wal(G/B)tzing through (D/A)time.

And part of the (Em)answer(G)

Is I'm (G4/C) getting (G/B)no (D/A)older

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

I am (G4/C)hol(G/B)ding the (D/A)line.

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

(G4/C) I'm play(G/B)ing with (D/A)angels,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

They have (G4/C)turned (G/B)on the (D/A)light.

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

Oh I (G4/C)know (G/B)where the (D/A)rain goes,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

I am (G4/C) feel(G/B)ing al(D/A)right.

And if it (Am/E)all (Am7)comes (D)down

(C) To the (G/B)whim of an (D/A)angel,

And if it (Am/E)all comes (D)down

(C) To the (G/B)toss of a (D/A)coin,

And as we (Am/E)all go a(D)round,

We (C)all (G/B)get en(D/A)tangled,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

(G4/C) The cir(G/B)cle is (D/A)joined.

-Instr. verse-

 

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

(G4/C) I'm lau(G/B)ghing at (D/A)shadows,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

And (G4/C) all (G/B)the good (D/A)times,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

There is (G4/C)no (G/B)basti(D/A)nado,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

I'm (G4/C)wal(G/B)tzing through (D/A)time.

 

And if it (Am/E)all (Am7)comes (D)down

(C) To the (G/B)whim of an (D/A)angel,

And if it (Am/E)all comes (D)down

(C) To the (G/B)toss of a (D/A)coin,

And as we (Am/E)all go a(D)round,

We (C)all (G/B)get en(D/A)tangled,

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G)

(G4/C) The cir(G/B)cle is (D/A)joined.

Because of a (Em)dancer,(G) (G4/C) (G/B) (D/A)

Because of a (Em)dancer.

 

John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

 

janhauenstein@gmx.de and Charlie Woodward