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PRISONER

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



         Am Asus4       Am
    INTRO:  nameless faces
            Esus4             Em
            pass in dull rotation.
            D                  D7
            like cars on a highway,
            F   Fadd9          F    C - E - E7
            hel-lo and goodbye they say.
                    Dm
            I was a prisoner
                         Am
            but I didn't know.
                     F
            I was in chains.
                        E - E7 - Eaug - E
            they didn't show - - - - - - .


 INSTRUMENTAL:  Asus4 - Am - Asus4 - Am
                Esus4 - Em - Esus4 - Em
                D - D7 - D - D7
                Fadd9 - F - Fmaj7 - F6
                E - E7 - Eaug - E


            F
        I.  I wasn't looking.
            Am
            I was at peace.
            G
            I wasn't thinking.
                Am
            now thoughts never cease.
                         G
            I think of tomorrow
                            Am
            and how it will be.
                           G
            I think of the future
                            F - E
            for her and for me.


                    Dm
   CHORUS:  I was a prisoner
                         Am
            but I didn't know.
                     F
            I was in chains.
                        Am      C
            they didn't show.
                    Dm
            I was a prisoner
                         Am
            and I didn't care.
                             F
            but now when I'm with her,
                           E - E7 - Eaug - E
            I'm walking on air - - - - - - .


            ///// REPEAT INSTRUMENTAL /////


            F
       II.  when I first saw her,
                     Esus4                Em
            I didn't know what lay before me.
            G      G7
            nobody knows
                 Am
            when love will come along.
                        G
            there was a pathway
                           Am
            but I couldn't tell.
                       G
            I couldn't fly
                    F - E
            until I fell.


                    Dm                    <-start arpeggio guitar
   CHORUS:  I was a prisoner
                         Am
            but I didn't know.
                     F
            I was in chains.
                        Am
            they didn't show.
                    Dm                    <-light strum
            I was a prisoner
                         Am
            and I didn't care.
                             F
            but now when I'm with her,
                           Am     C
            I'm walking on air.
                         Dm               <-full strum + high melody
                 I was a prisoner
                              Am
                 but I didn't know.
                          F
                 I was in chains.
                             Am      C
                 they didn't show.
                         Dm
                 I was a prisoner
                              Am
                 and I didn't care.
                                  F
                 but now when I'm with her,
                                E - E7 - Eaug - E - Am/E
                 I'm walking on air - - - - - - - - - - .

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