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Atlantis - Donovan Leitch

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 Standard Tuning - 4/4 Time
 Audio File: willc's Music Library
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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-------|


Intro: 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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Atlantis - Donovan Leitch




Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 7/12/2012
Audio: willc's Music Library
Rated: (3) Hot! Popular!
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Genre: Rock
 
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Atlantis

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Atlantis - Donovan Leitch
Atlantis

"Atlantis" is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer/songwriter Donovan. It was released as a single in 1968, and became a worldwide success; becoming a No. 1 hit in Switzerland in 1969, No.2 in Germany and South Africa, No. 12 in Canada, and No.4 in Austria. In the United States, where it served as the b-side to "To Susan on the West Coast, Waiting," it reached No. 7, whilst in the singer's native country the single managed only a modest No. 23 placing.

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