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Sebastian Chords
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{st:Noel Stookey}
{define: A7sus 1 0 3 0 2 0 -1}
{define: A7/C#bass 4 2 2 0 -1 1 -1}
{define: B7 1 2 4 2 4 2 2}
{define: Dmaj7 5 1 3 2 0 -1 -1}
{define: D/C#bass 1 2 3 2 -1 4 -1}
{define: D/C-bass 1 2 3 2 -1 3 -1--|
{define: D/V-pos 5 1 3 3 0 -1 -1---|
{define: D9/C-bass 1 0 3 2 -1 3 -1-|
{define: Em11 5 1 3 0 -1 3 -1}
{define: G/B-bass 1 3 3 0 0 2 -1}
{define: G/add-D 1 -1 3 0 0 2 3}
{define: G6/add-D 1 0 3 0 0 2 3}
{define: Gm7/Bb-bass 5 2 2 0 0 1 2}
Se[D]bastian arrived in a [D9/C-bass]cardboard suitcase [G/B-bass]sealed with a kiss from his [Gm7/Bb-bass]mom,
With a [D/V-pos]newspaper under his [G#dim]arm and over his [A7sus]head.    [A7]
A[Em]lone in the hall with his [G/add-D]back to the wall
You could [D]see he was [D/C#bass]one of a fe[D/C-bass]w,             [B7]
He [Em]spoke only when spoken [A]to and sometimes [G6/add-D]alone in his [D]bed.

     [D/V-pos]Sing sw[Dmaj7]eet Seba[Em11]stian,
     [A7/C#bass]Sing the sw[G]eetest song,[D]
     [D/V-pos]Sing so [Dmaj7]sweet that [Em11]while you sleep
     Yo[A7/C#bass]ur melody [G/B-bass]lingers on.[D]
     [A]Oh.[Asus]         [A]     [D]

Sebastian is led to a black-walled romm, red carpeting covers the floor,
And someone is closing the door, and rasing the blind.
Hiding his eyes so they won't look surprised
When the hand reaches down for the note,
The one that his mother wrote and tied by a string to his neck.


Waiting for the sunrise and the rest of his life to begin,
Sebastian is wearing a grin under his nose.
And out on the grass he can hear it at last
The rush of a bird to its home,
And then while unpacking a comb he thinks of a song that he knows.

# Submitted to the archives
# by Steve Putz 
# 7 September 1992

Paul Stookey - Sebastian Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
Sebastian tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind Sebastian Chords:

Noel "Paul" Stookey (born December 30, 1937) is a singer-songwriter best known as "Paul" in the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He is an alumnus of Michigan State University. While attending Michigan State University he joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

His best-known composition is "The Wedding Song (There is Love)", which charted in 1971 and remains popular for performance during wedding services. He wrote the song as a wedding gift for Peter Yarrow. Stookey assigned the copyright to this song to the Public Domain Foundation.

In addition to his recordings with the trio, he released a number of solo works, several albums with an ensemble called Bodyworks, and some anthologies. His post-Peter, Paul and Mary works have emphasized his Christian faith, family life, and social concerns. He was an important artist in the young Jesus music movement which would later bloom into the contemporary Christian music industry, although his generally politically liberal views distinguish him from many such artists.

He also has production credits on albums by several lesser-known singer-songwriters, including Dave Mallett and Gordon Bok. He was the founder of the Neworld Multimedia record label.

He remains active in the music industry, performing regularly both as a member of Peter, Paul, and Mary and as a solo act.

Though Stookey spent several years as a school-year resident of Massachusetts while his wife Betty served as the Northfield Mount Hermon School chaplain, Noel and Betty returned to their home in Blue Hill, Maine in June 2005, where he records in a studio that was previously a chicken-house.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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