Joan Baez – Simple Twist Of Fate

Guitar chords and lyrics of Simple Twist Of Fate by Joan Baez
Published 1975
Original key B

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Capo second fret

A Amaj7 A7 D
Dm A E D A E A

A                                            Amaj7
They sat together in the park as the evening sky grew dark
A7                                                         D
She looked at him and he felt a spark tingle to his bones
Dm                                          A               E               D
It was then he felt alone and wished that he’d gone straight
A                                   E                      A
And watched out for a simple twist of fate


A                                                        Amaj7
They walked along by the old canal, a little confused, I remember well
A7                                                         D
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burning bright
Dm                                          A       E       D
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
A                      E                      A
Moving with a simple twist of fate


A                                                          Amaj7
A saxophone someplace nearby played as she was walking on by the arcade
A7                                                                          D
As the light bust through a beat-up shade where he was waking up,
Dm                                                      A               E        D
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
A                               E                      A
And forgot about his simple twist of fate


A Amaj7 A7 D Dm A E D A E A


A                                                    Amaj7
He woke up, the room was bare, he didn’t see her anywhere
A7                                                                 D
He told himself he didn’t care, he pushed the window open wide,
Dm                                                      A      E            D
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
A                        E                      A
Brought on by a simple twist of fate


A                                                 Amaj7
He hears the ticking of the clocks small waves whisper to the rocks
A7                                                                             D
He hunts her down by the waterfront docks where the sailors all come in
Dm                                                       A       E          D
perhaps he’ll see her once again, how long must he wait
A                              E                      A
Once more for a simple twist of fate


A                                            Amaj7
People tell me it’s a crime to feel to much at any one time
A7                                                 D
All it cost me was a dime but the bells refuse to ring
Dm                                      A         E            D
She was born in spring, but I was born too late
A                    E                      A
Blame it on a simple twist of fate

A Amaj7 A7 D Dm A E D A E A


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