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CARGO CULT

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


RIFF = A-G-E   A-G-E


         INTRO:  RIFF 4 times


                 A      G      E
             I.  all of us are members
                        A   G  E
                 of the cargo  cult,
                 C       B       A
                 waiting for the savior
                 G         A    G    E
                 that they call John Frumm.
                 A      G     E
                 if you are a member
                        A   G  E
                 of the cargo  cult,
                 C        B    A
                 you will be rewarded
                 G           A
                 when the cargo comes.
                 F       E    D
                 we will be rewarded
                 C        D  E  F
                 when the cargo comes.
                 F       E    D
                 we will be rewarded
                 C        F  G  E       E7
                 when the cargo comes.


                 /// RIFF TWICE ///


                 A        G      E
            II.  standing at the top
                           A  G  E
                 of the volcano  rim,
                 C          B          A
                 where John Frumm will come
                      G     A    G   E
                 when he is home a - gain,
                 A       G      E
                 calling to the forces
                        A    G   E
                 of the fire within,
                 C       B      A     G
                 calling to his fifty thousand
                      A
                 fighting men.
                 F       E     D
                 we will be protected
                 C        D  E  F
                 when the cargo comes.
                 F       E    D
                 we will be protected
                 C        F  G  A  (into instrumental)
                 when the cargo comes.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  riff repeats, with guitar solo


                 A         G      E
           III.  there was always cargo
                          A     G   E
                 when the white man came,
                   C       B        A
                 before we all were born
                     G       A     G   E
                 and then in World War II.
                 A      G      E
                 we are out of favor,
                         A   G  E
                 we must now reclaim
                 C      B       A   G
                 dances and the rituals
                      A
                 we used to do.


                    A     G     E
            IV.  we wait, wait, wait
                 A   G    E
                 for John Frumm,
                 C     B        A
                 forty years of waiting
                 G     A  G   E
                 for a sacred trust.
                 A       G    E
                 will we be rewarded?
                          A  G  E
                 will the cargo come?
                    C       B        A
                 or will we still be waiting
                 G            A
                 when we turn to dust?


                           A  G  E      A  G  E
        ENDING:  we're the cargo cult.
                           A  G  E      A  G  E
                 we're the cargo cult.
                           A  G  E     A  G  E
                 we're the cargo cult, cargo cult.
                           A  G  E     A  G  E
                 we're the cargo cult, cargo cult.


                 /// REPEAT AND FADE ///

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