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CARNIVAL

FOUND ON ALBUM:
The Visitor (2017)

TUNING: EADGBE

SUBMITTED BY: Roel van Dijk CHORDS:
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RIFF (B-string on acoustic, G-string on electric) E ----------------------------------- B -1-3/5--3-5/6---5-6/8---6-8/10-8--- G -2-4/5--4-5/7---5-7/9---7-9/10-9--- D ----------------------------------- A ----------------------------------- E ----------------------------------- Am E (4x) Am E In a smoky tent I approached his loudness Am E Step by step up the long stairway C E Am And looked into the barrel at Evel Knievel's great-grandfather E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E He was flying by in a silver jacket Am E He rode there in the barrel wall racket C E Am Securely held by centrifugal forces E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E Every time he touched the edge Am E C E With the gas pipe gulp of the fumes in my lungs and melt my mind Exploding Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) CHORUS: Dm G Flying through the air C Am With the greatest of ease Dm G The daring young lady C E In the greatest show on earth (percussion) RIFF over Am E Am E (2x) Am E The giant wheel turned in the sky Am E Its colors splashed in my eyes C E The barkers calling to me on the midway Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E I held the picture in my eye Am E From a photo booth near by C With a girl so lovely E I loved hear dearly at the time Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E She had the sugar in her eyes Am E I was totally mesmerized C E Am As we walked together towards the big tower E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) CHORUS: Dm G Flying through the air C Am With the greatest of ease Dm G The daring young lady C E In the greatest show on earth (percussion) RIFF over Am E Am E (2x) Am E Aside a girl of flaming red hair Am E Later that day I returned there C E Perhaps the devil himself had been her father Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E Then we consumed the giant midway Am E Taking it in 'til it threw us away C E Am Yes, we wandered among the crowds of circus goers, circus goers E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E Eating fire and swallowing snakes A E A potpourri of nature's mistakes C E On display at the tent of the bearded ladies Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) CHORUS: Dm G Grinding through the night C Am With the greatest of ease Dm G The daring young lady C E In the greatest show on earth (percussion) RIFF over Am E Am E (3x) Am E We were grinding to the human beat Am E There was nothing safe about it C E Am Nothing was right and nothing was wrong on the midway E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am I do resent E Too much time was spent Am E In the tent of the strange elephant of enlightenment Am E Am E Am My mind was free E My thoughts were pure Am E How much good could a man endure Am E As he made his way towards the big tower Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) CHORUS: Dm G Flying through the air C Am With the greatest of ease Dm G The daring young lady C E In the greatest show on earth (percussion) RIFF over Am E Electric solo over: Am E (4x) Am Grinding through the night E To the human beat Am E There's nothing safe about it Am E Nothing safe about the greatest show on earth Am E Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am E (2x) Acoustic solo over: Am E (2x) Am E Am E (Carnival, carnival, carnival, carnival) Am