Parkland by Lee Harvey Osmond Guitar Chords by Lee Harvey Osmond

Parkland by Lee Harvey Osmond Guitar Chords

[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
G
Sun thru the window like a boogeyman
G
Unfinished curtains on the nightstand
C
Alarm clock bounces off my head
G
Phone is ringing beside my bed
D                      C
My son is dressed and waitin' on the step
G
It's the head nurse calling from Parkland

[Verse 2]
G
I got a kid, his name's John-John
G
Born the same day as the President's son
C
Today's the day of the big parade
G
But they're short at work and its double pay
D                    C
That means a scooter on your birthday
G
But the president'll have to wait...

[Verse 3]
G
Take public transit one oh nine
G
Bounce out at the Parkland sign
C
Bring him to work and show him around
G
Grab that bucket, mop and gown
D                  C
Towels, bedsheets, blankets and diapers
G
Wheeling him 'round in the laundry hamper

[Solo]
G  G  C  G  D C  G

[Verse 4]
G
John was the Prez, a mop was Jackie K.
G
We were a two-man motorcade
C
A girl stop skipping watch us shoot past
G
he blew a kiss and then thru the glass
D                  C
of emergency doors we turned to see
G
Blood and roses, guns and grief
G
Blood and roses, guns and grief

[Verse 5]
G
Bring him in and lay him down
G
John, bring the surgeon's gloves and gowns
C
through the black suits dartin' to and fro
G
I could see her shaking and alone
D                   C                     G
"John-John put that bullet back and offer Mrs Kennedy your hand
D                    C
Hold it tight 'til her cryin's done
G
And don't look back, I won't be long..."

[Solo]
G  G  C  G  D C  G

[Verse 6]
G
I brought fresh linen for the President
G
I watched the doctors pronounce him dead
C
Then a light voice said "Is this your son?
G
He held my hand and my cryin's done"
D                    C
Then John-John said "you better get along
G
You've got a birthday to plan when you get home..."

[Solo]
G  G

[Verse 7]
G
She bent down and kissed my John-John's face
G
Smoothed her bloody dress into place
C
And with her son's love as her staff
G
She lifted a nation upon her back
D                   C
She turned and nodded; we nodded back
G
As they carried her husband from Parkland...

[Solo]
G  G  C  G

[Outro]
D                  C       G
John-John put that bullet back!
1 year ago

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