Robbie Robertson is a great talent and this is one of my faves. I forget which cd it's on, might be the same one as Broken Arrow. Anyhow, it's fun to play and the lyrics are great. Thought someone might like it.
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Soap Box Preacher Intro: G Am C G G C G Soap box preacher standing on the corner Em C G And all the people they would gather round C G You speak of faith with a blaze of glory Em C G But those that fear they wanna knock you down C G Nobody knows where you live Em C G Where do you go in the naked night C G All of the prophets that come before you Em C G They can hear your lonesome cry C D Em When you're out there in the night All alone C D Em When you're staring in the light At the end of the road Chorus: G Am C D In those proud shoes, coming on up the alley G Am C D In those proud shoes, walks all over the sky G Am C D Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote C D G And said don't let the rapture pass you by (Here I go back and forth between G Am C G and G Em C G) Heard a bugle blowing in the misty morning What a haunting sound over Times Square Heard of the ghost of 52nd Street Looked out the door but no one was there Out in the cold Harlem rain I went looking for this minstrel man Played me a song to ease the pain With a Salvation Army band When you're out there on the dark All alone When you're sleeping in the park At the end of the road Chorus In the neon wilderness and the asphalt jungle He carries his cross of passion Through the wreckage and the rumble Chorus: In those proud shoes, coming on up the alley In those proud shoes, walks all over the sky Then he tipped his hat just like Don Quixote And said don't let the rapture Don't let the rapture pass you by Don't let it pass you by
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