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The Frozen Man
Chords And Lyrics 
For The Acoustic

The Frozen Man Chords And Lyrics by James Taylor

Welcome to The Frozen Man chords and lyrics song page by James Taylor where you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link for a full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf sheet you can download and some rhythm tips.

This song can be found on James Taylor's 1991 "New Moon Shine" album. The song was never released as a single. 

The Frozen Man
Chords And Lyrics
Demo, Tips & Pdf

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm =  arpeggio, a root up down up pattern, a shuffle strum and a few places where you'll use down down down up strum
  • Picking = some riffs
  • Chords = D, Bm, Em7, A6, A7, D/Gb, G, Em, Gbm, E7, A7sus, C and an F

The Frozen Man Lyrics

Last thing I remember is the freezing cold
Water reaching up just to swallow me whole
Ice in the rigging and howling wind
Shock to my body as we tumbled in -mercy from God

My brothers and the others are lost at sea - I alone am returned to tell thee
Hidden in ice for a century - to walk the world again
Lord have mercy on the frozen man

Next words that were spoken to me
Nurse asked me what my name might be
She was all in white at the foot of my bed
I said angel of mercy I'm alive or am I dead?

My name is William James McPhee I was born in 1823
Raised in Liverpool by the sea - but that ain't who I am
Lord have mercy on the frozen man

It took a lot of money to start my heart
To peg my leg and to buy my eye
The newspapers call me the state of the art
And the children, when they see me- cry

I thought it would be nice just to visit my grave
See what kind of tombstone I might have
I saw my wife and my daughter and it seemed so strange
Both of them dead and gone from extreme old age
I say when I die make sure I'm gone
Don't leave 'em nothing to work on
You can raise your arm you can wiggle your hand - not unlike myself
So you can wave goodbye to the frozen man

I know what it means to freeze to death
To lose a little life with every breath.
To say goodbye to life on earth - and come around again
Lord have mercy on the frozen man
Lord have mercy on the frozen man
Lord have mercy on the frozen man

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