Guy Clark The Cape
On The Acoustic

Here on this Guy Clark The Cape page is an acoustic demo, some rhythm tips, a free pdf, a guy Clark video clip, and a purchase link to my full acoustic lesson.

Guy Clark The Cape
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

Dublin Blues was an album released by Guy Clark in 1995 with this title song. The song however was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down root up down up will work for this one
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = C, G6, Am, G, F

Guy Clark 
Dublin Blues Lyrics

Eight years old with a floursack cape tied all around his neck
He climbed up on the garage - he's figurin' what the heck
He screwed his courage up so tight the whole thing came unwound
He got a runnin' start and bless his heart he headed for the ground

He's one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath - and always trust your cape

All grown up with a floursack cape tied all around his dreams
He was full of piss and vinegar - he was bustin' at the seams
He licked his finger and he checked the wind it was gonna be do or die
He wasn't scared of nothin' boys and he was pretty sure he could fly

He's one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath - and always trust your cape

Now he's old and grey with a floursack cape tied all around his head
He's still jumpin' off the garage and will be till he's dead
All these years the people said he's actin' like a kid
He did not know he could not fly ----- so he did

He's one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath - and always trust your cape
He's one of those who knows that life is just a leap of faith
Spread your arms and hold your breath - and always trust your cape

Spread your arms and hold your breath - and always trust your cape

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