The Old Magician Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

Gmaj7 chord Dmaj7 chord Bm/A chord D chord A chord Em7 chord Bm chord
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How To Play

CHORDS/SPECIAL VOICINGS
 
          E-A-D-G-B-E
Gmaj7     3-x-0-0-0-2
Dmaj7     x-x-0-2-2-2
Bm/A      x-0-4-4-3-2
 
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Capo 2nd fret
 
Time signature in the verses 4 x [7/4] + 1 x [3/4]
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
    D                      Gmaj7
The old magician takes the stage
    A                         D  Dmaj7
His act does not improve with age
  Em7                      A
Observe the shabby hat and gloves
    Em7            A      Bm   Bm/A
The tired act that no-one loves
      Em7           A        [D]
There was a time he produced doves
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
  D                    Gmaj7
A mirror and a puff of smoke
    A                   D    Dmaj7
His mysteries are now a joke
    Em7                      A
His poor assistant black and blue
      Em7            A       Bm   Bm/A
She's tired of being sawn in two
      Em7            A      [D]
She's tired of being sawn in two
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
D                       Gmaj7
Hidden trapdoor, velvet cape
A                             D  Dmaj7
Still from death there's no escape
Em7                   A
Words of sympathy and tact
Em7       A        Bm   Bm/A
Only underline the fact
           Em7        A      [D]
Death is a lousy disappearing act
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
7/4
| D  Gmaj7   | A  D Dmaj7 | Em7 A   | Em7 A Bm Bm/A |3/4 Em7 A |
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
D                      Gmaj7
Lord have mercy and be kind
A                    D    Dmaj7
When our faculties unwind
Em7                  A
Overlook the hat and gloves
    Em7            A      Bm   Bm/A
The tired act that no-one loves
      Em7           A        D    Dmaj7
There was a time we produced doves
Em7                  A
Overlook the hat and gloves
    Em7            A      Bm   Bm/A
The tired act that no-one loves
      Em7           A        [D]
There was a time we produced doves
 
|4/4 D | % |
 
    D                      Gmaj7
The old magician takes the stage
     A                          D   Dmaj7
With sleight of hand he’ll disengage
   Em7                   A
As dignified as you’ll allow
      Em7                A     Bm   Bm/A
He’ll take his last, his final bow
      Em7          A        D   Dmaj7
He’s lost all his illusions now
   Em7                   A
As dignified as you’ll allow
      Em7                A     Bm   Bm/A
He’ll take one last, one final bow
      Em7          A        D
He’s lost all his illusions now

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