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MR. SPACEMAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         INTRO:  Bmsus4 - G6 - A9sus4 - Bmsus4   (repeat during lead)


                    Bm
             I.  he lives next door.
                     G
                 and every morn,
                         A                                    Bm
                 you can hear him build his launch pad in the yard.
                     Bm
                 the gantry tower,
                     G
                 the rocket power --
                    A                            Bm
                 he wants it all so he can go to Mars.
                             Em
                 as he walks out,
                 G
                 dogs bark at his space suit.
                          A
                 his wife shouts:
                      Em               F#7
                 "the landlord's here again!
                          Bm               G
                 Mr. Spaceman, where's the money?
                          A                Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, where's the rent?
                          Bm          G
                 Mr. Spaceman, we are losing,
                          A            Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, our tenement."


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bm - G - A - Bm


                    Bm
            II.  he has a box
                    G
                 of old moon rocks.
                    A                                 Bm
                 he needs a piece of Mars to feel complete.
                 Bm
                 he's well read.
                 G
                 feeds his head.
                 A                             Bm
                 never mind the vegetables and meat.
                            Em
                 like solar wind,
                     G
                 the sound of his wife's voice
                            A
                 will never end:
                      Em                F#7
                 "the cupboard's bare again!
                          Bm               G
                 Mr. Spaceman, where's the money?
                          A                Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, where's the food?
                          Bm          G
                 Mr. Spaceman, we are hungry,
                          A               Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, we're destitute."


  INSTRUMENTAL:  Bm - G - A - Bm  (etc.)


                    Bm
           III.  he kicks the tires
                     G
                 and checks the wires.
                     A                            Bm
                 his Martian rover takes him all about.
                     Bm
                 on shopping trips,
                        G
                 the Hohmann ellipse
                 A                               Bm
                 always seems to be the shortest route.
                     Em
                 overhead,
                     G
                 the capsule at the top
                           Em
                 is nearly done.
                      G
                 it's made of old lunch boxes
                        Em
                 he has found,
                 G                    A
                 lined with cafeteria trays.
                      Em              F#7   (stop)
                 "the doctor's here again!
                          Bm               G
                 Mr. Spaceman, where's the money?
                          A            Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, pay the fees.
                          Bm             G
                 Mr. Spaceman, we are succumbing.
                          A              Bm
                 Mr. Spaceman, we are diseased."


                          Bm    G    A    Bm   (etc.)
        ENDING:  Mr. Spaceman...

                 (repeat and ad lib vocal / lead guitar)

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