My Egoist

                                                     | C / / / |Fm6 / / / | C / / / |Fm6 / / / | 
The garden was in bloom, my egoist                   | C / / / |Fm6 / / / |
The light was right, the show was very brave         | C / / / | Ab / / / |
You simply had to shy your hat away and rave         |Db / / / | Eb / / / | C / / / |
Because the colours looked so gay                    | C / / / |Dm7 / / / |
The colours looked so gay                            |Fm6/ / / | C  / / / | C / / / |

The garden was your home, my egoist                  | C / / / |Fm6 / / / |
You grew blasť, you asked "What else is new?"        | C / / / | Ab / / / |
Or perhaps it crushed your spirit it was all for you |Db / / / | Eb / / / | C / / / |
And the surroundings were too plush                  | C / / / |Dm7 / / / |
The surroundings were too plush                      |Fm6/ / / | C  / / / | C / / / |

The garden felt your loss, my egoist                 | C / / / |Fm6 / / / |
And what it gained were others not your kind         | C / / / | Ab / / / |
At first the heavy-handed came and finally the blind |Db / / / | Eb / / / | C / / / |
Until nothing looked the same                        | C / / / |Dm7 / / / |
But nothing looked the same                          |Fm6/ / / | C  / / / | C / / / |

The garden is alone, my egoist                       | C / / / |Fm6 / / / |
They've all flown on, the butterflies of day         | C / / / | Ab / / / |
And nothing now takes flight above this sad display  |Db / / / | Eb / / / | C / / / |
Except the butterflies of night                      | C / / / |Dm7 / / / |
The butterflies of night                             |Fm6/ / / | C  / / / | C / / / |
Except the butterflies of night                      | C / / / |Dm7 / / / |
The butterflies of night                             |Fm6/ / / | C  / / / | C / / / |

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