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Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
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Melody:

   C                   D

   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |   | | | |  
e|---------|-----0-3-|-3-2-----|-------0-|
B|-1-------|---1-----|-----3---|-----3---|
G|---0---0-|---------|-------2-|---------|
D|-----2---|---------|-0-------|-0-------|
A|-3-------|-3-------|---------|---0-----|
E|---------|---------|---------|---------|

   F                   C           G
                              _
   | | | |   | | | |   | | | | |   | | | |  
e|-1-------|---1-1-3-|-1-0---1-0-|---------|
B|---1---1-|---------|-----1-----|-3-------|
G|-----2---|---------|-----------|---0---0-|
D|-3-------|-3-------|-----------|-----0---|
A|---------|---------|-3---------|---------|
E|---------|---------|-----------|-3-------|


Introduction: C  D  F  [C  G]


C
The continent of Atlantis was an island
D
Which lay before the great flood
       F
In the area we now call the Atlantic Ocean.
[C                   G]                          C
So great an area of land, that from her western shores
                                         D
Those beautiful sailors journeyed to the South

And the North Americas with ease
         F                         [C   G]
In their ships with painted sails.
             C
To the east, Africa was a neighbor,
D
Across a short strait of sea miles.
F
The great Egyptian age is but a remnant
      [C                G]
Of the Atlantian culture.
    C
The antediluvian kings colonized the world;
D           
All the Gods who play in the mythological dramas
       F                                                [C   G]
In all legends from all lands were from fair Atlantis.
C                                                       D
Knowing her fate, Atlantis sent out ships to all corners of the Earth.

On board were the Twelve:
    F                                                   [C
The poet, the physician, the farmer, the scientist, the magician,
                                G]
And the other so-called Gods of our legends,
C
Though Gods they were.
                              D
And as the elders of our time choose to remain blind,
                   F                                    [C 
Let us rejoice and let us sing and dance and ring in the new
     G]
Hail Atlantis!


Chorus:
    C              D      F            [C           G]      
Way down below the ocean, where I wanna be, she may be... (4 times)


Solo

Chorus  (4 times)

Sung with Chorus in background (fade out):

My antediluvian baby, oh yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah,
I want to see you some day.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah-yeah,
My antediluvian baby.
My antediluvian baby, I love you, girl;
Girl, I want to see you some day.
My antediluvian baby, oh yeah,
I want to see you some day, oh,
My antediluvian baby.
My antediluvian baby, I want to see you;
My antediluvian baby—gotta tell me where she gone
I want to see you some day,
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up, oh yeah;
Oh glub glub, down down, yeah...
        
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Song Info  Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. Initially labelled as an imitator of Bob Dylan, Donovan quickly developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He has variously lived in Scotland, London, California and Ireland, and currently lives with his family in County Cork in Ireland.

Emerging from the British folk scene, Donovan shot to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!. Initially signing with the British label Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein, but after signing a new contract with the US label Epic Records his popularity rapidly spread to the US and other countries. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with Mickie Most, one of the leading British independent record producers of the era, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US, Australia and other countries. His successful records in the 1960s included the UK hits ""Catch the Wind"" and ""Colours"" in 1965, while ""Sunshine Superman"" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, and reached #2 in Britain. Donovan was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by then-new Administrative Vice President Clive Davis, who later became head of the CBS Record empire.

Donovan and Most collaborated on a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970. He became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones, and The Beatles. He taught John Lennon a finger-picking guitar style in 1968. Donovan's commercial fortunes waned after he parted ways with Mickie Most in 1969, and he left the music industry for a time.

He continued to perform and record sporadically in the 1970s and 1980s, but gradually fell from favour. His gentle musical style and hippie image was scorned by critics, especially after the advent of punk rock. Donovan withdrew from performing and recording several times during his career, but he underwent a revival in the 1990s with the emergence of the rave scene in Britain. Late in the decade, he recorded the 1996 album Sutras with producer and long-time fan Rick Rubin and in 2004 released a new album, Beat Cafe. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Song Stats  Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/12/2012
Tab By: willc
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