E5 G D C(9)
[intro]

E G
Three hits to the heart son
D C(9)
And it’s poetry in motion
E G
One could send you down the river
D C(9)
Three’s a strange way to be delivered

G D
Would you trade your words for freedom
G C(9)
That’s a barter for a blind man
E G
Three hits to the heart son
D C(9)
And it’s poetry in motion

E G D C(9) C(9)
[5-bar solo]

E G
Are you leveed like a treasure
D C(9)
Only words can help me find you
E G
And this world’s a fickle measure
D C(9)
I will painfully remind you

G D
From a wise man to your red hand
G C(9)
You lay covered in our best sins
E G
Three hits to the heart son
D C(9) C(9)
And it’s poetry in motion [extra bar]

E G D C(9) E G D C(9) C(9)
[9-bar solo]

E5 G
Well I dream you constant stranger
D C(9)
With your best bloods and your anger
E5 G
You say mother do you claim me
D C(9)
My beloved do you blame me

G D
Well the first two might release you
G C(9) C(9)
But the last one sings in me son [drum beats]

E G
Three hits to the heart son
D C(9)
And it’s poetry in motion

E G
Three hits to the heart son [slowing]
D C(9) E.
And the last one sings in me

[Intro bass line:]

E5 G
E —————-|—————-|
B —————-|—————-|
G ———-0—–|—————-|
D ——–2—4-2-|—————-|
A ——2———|————0-2-|
E 0—————|3—————|
^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .

D C(9)
E —————-|—————-|
B —————-|—————-|
G —————-|—————-|
D 0———0—–|—————-|
A ——0-2—2—|3—2———–|
E —————-|——–3—2—|
^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ . ^ .