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 in D Major: D, Em, F#m, G, A, Bm
  • Easier in C major: Ideal for beginners - no barre chords
  • Chords in C Major: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am

Adam At The Window

Capo on 2 if playing with the video

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
              C           Em           C           Em
Intro: 4/4 |     |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |     |  𝄎  |      |  𝄎  |

 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 

🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

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