Vincent Uke tab by Don Mclean

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Vincent


G chordG Am chordAm
Starry starry nights paint your palette blue and grey
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Am chordAm
Shadows on the hills sketch the trees and the daffodils
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
Catch the breeze and the winter chills in colours on the snowy linen land

Am chordAm D7 chordD7 G chordG Em chordEm
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 Em chordEm
How you suffered for you sanity How you tried to set them free
A7 chordA7 Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 G chordG
They would not listen they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now

G chordG Am chordAm
Starry starry nights flaming flowers that brightly blaze
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
Swirling clouds in violet haze reflect in Vincent's eyes of chine blue
Am chordAm
Colours changing hue morning fields of amber grain
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
Weathered faces lined in pain are soothed beneath the artist # 17 s loving hand

Am chordAm D7 chordD7 G chordG Em chordEm
Now I understand what you tried to say to me
Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 Em chordEm
And how you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free
A7 chordA7 Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 G chordG
They would not listen they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now

Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 G chordG
For they could not love you but still your love was true
Em chordEm Am7 chordAm7 Cm chordCm
And when no hope was left in sight on that starry starry night
G chordG F7 chordF7 E7 chordE7 Am7 chordAm7
You took your life as lovers often do but I could have told you Vincent
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

G chordG Am chordAm
Starry starry nights portraits hung in empty halls
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can't forget
Am chordAm
Like the strangers that you've met the ragged men in ragged clothes
C chordC D7 chordD7 G chordG
A chordA silver thorn a bloody rose lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow

Am chordAm D7 chordD7 G chordG Em chordEm
Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
Am7 chordAm7 D7 chordD7 Em chordEm
And how you suffered for your sanity and how you tried to set them free
A7 chordA7 Am7 chordAm7
Would not listen they're not listening still
D7 chordD7 G chordG
Perhaps they never will

 

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About this song

"Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist. McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the number one hit in the U.K. and No. 12 in the U.S.