Adam At The Window chords

by Jimmy MacCarthy

  • Adam At The Window was written by Jimmy MacCarthy - Irish singer/songwriter
  • The song was first released as a single in 1987 and then released on the album - The Dreamer in 1990.
  • Music: Key of D Major in 4/4 time at approx. 84 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: D, Em, F#m, G, A, Bm
  • Easier: Play in C Major with a capo on the 2nd fret
  • Chords with Capo: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am (ideal for beginners)
  • If you want to transpose the song chords, simply use the transposition service below.

Adam At The Window chord & lyrics

Capo on 2 if playing with video

Intro: 4/4 |  C  |  %  |  Em  |  %  |  C  |  %  |  Em  |  %  |  

 C
1. A-dam's at the win-dow
                                    Em
   Star-ing at the ap-ple trees on fire
 C
   Wait-ing for the wind-fall
                                                Em
   That brings the smile of kings and their de-sires
 F
   Door blows in be-hind him
                                         C
   A floral pat-tern__ sum-mer dress so gay
    G                               C
   Burn-ing in the sun-light__ Too late to wait,
        G                           C
   For dark-ness won't delay__ To steal her cherry lips a-way
       Am                  Em
   So while the careless tongues of sun-light
    Dm               C
   Slow-ly tri-ckle down
        Am                Em
   The curve of hips, her fin-ger-tips
      Dm                G
   In kis-sing sips we drown
       G
   In kis-sing sips we drown
          Dm            G  | Dm  -  C |  G  |  %  |
** A-dam will have his way...

 C
2. A-dam's on the is-land
                           Em
   Liv-ing in the land of love
 C
   Sha-dows lurk a-round him
                                       Em
   Drunk on the ro-yal jel-ly of pure love
 F
   Full and ripe the fruit hang
                                              C
   For when the prince ar-rives he will want more
        G                                      C
   And more and more he will drink__ From the can-vas cup
        G                    C
   The son of a swan__ Will then loose his plu-me-ra
 Am               Em
   He will wear a new age suit
    Dm                  C
   Haunt the joints in town
 Am                  Em
   And play a silver ma-gic flute
       Dm               G
   And call his lo-ver down
        G
   And call his lover down
          F             G  |  Dm - C |  G  |  %  |  %  |  %  |
** A-dam will have his way...

 C
3. A-dam's at the ea-sel
                                       Em
   Paint-ing in the wrin-kles and the grey
 C
   Wait-ing for No-vem-ber,
                                   Em
   Ea-sy with the dark-ness of the day
 F
   Smiles a tear of glad-ness,
                                     C
   And A-dam's at the window once a-gain
         G                               C
   He's burn-ing in the sun-light__ Too late to wait
        G                            C
   For dark-ness won't de-lay__ To steal her cher-ry lips a-way
 Am                         Em
   So while the care-less tongues of sun-light
    Dm              C
   Slow-ly trickle down
 Am                       Em
   The curve of hips, her fin-ger-tips,
      Dm                 G
   In kis-sing sips we drown
       G
   In kis-sing sips we drown
          Dm            G  
** A-dam will have his way
 | Dm  -  C  |  G          |   Dm  -  C  |  G  |
   Ah__   Ah__  Ah-ah-ah-ah__  Ah__   Ah__  Ah
 | Dm  -  C  |  G          |
   Ah__  Ah__   Ah-ah-ah-ah... 

 | Dm  -  C  |  G  |... repeat to fade

    

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