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    don't pick a fight with a poet

    happy new year everybody,
    can you help me to find tabs and lyrics about that song,
    from the last album of madeleine peyroux.

    thank's. j.f.

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    j.f., Can you send me the mp3 and I'll see what I can do.
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    Gary W
    sending you mp3 don't pick a fight with a poet
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    Thanks sparky.
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    j.f., this is how it sounds to me. It's not a country song but I quite like it (both the lyrics and the tune) - a nice calypso beat to it.

    DON'T PICK A FIGHT WITH A POET - Madeleine Peyroux
    Lyrics by Madeleine Peyroux & Andy Scott Rosen

    [C]// // [G]// // [C]// // /
    When you're walking on the [G] street,
    and the people that you [C] meet,
    make you want to start [G] a big fight,
    'cause they talk as if [C] they're so right.
    There is one thing [G] to remember,
    in case you haven't [Am] heard:
    You can kill a mighty [F] emperor,
    but you [G] cannot smite a [C] word // // /

    So, don't [G] pick a fight with a [C] poet.
    Don't you [G] raise your hand on a [C] whim.
    Whether it's wrong or it's [G] right,
    there's a [Am] lesson in life,
    and to [F] learn it, you [G] have to give [Am] in // // [D]// //
    ‘cause the [F] poet knows [G] you can't [C] win // // /

    When you're twitching at the [G] bar,
    No one knows who you [C] are,
    and you want to prove them [G] all wrong,
    you think you are [C] so strong.
    You can try to make them [G] listen.
    You can try to be the [Am] boss,
    but the story-[F]-teller is the [G] one
    who calls the [C] toss // // /

    So, don't [G] pick a fight with a [C] poet.
    Don't raise your [G] hand on a [C] whim.
    Whether it is wrong or [G] right,
    there'll be a [Am] lesson tonight,
    and to [F] learn it [G] you'll have to give [Am] in // // [D]// //
    'cause a [F] poet knooo-[G]-ows you can't [C] win // // // //

    [Am] Over there [E] in the corner [Am] with a Cheshire gr-[E]-in
    making [Am] rhyme out of broken hearts [E] cryin' the [Am] hymn.
    [G] And two tokes from a [C] good time,
    [G] a toast away from [C] fist flying,
    [E] congregating the [Am] world
    with just [E] paper and [F] pen // // [G]// // // //
    [C]// // [G]// // [C]// // // //
    [C]// // [G]// // [C]// // // //
    [C]// // [G]// // [Am]// // // //
    [F]// // [G]// // [Am]// // [D]// //
    [F]// // [G]// // [C]// [F]// [C]// //

    So, don't [G] pick a fight with a [C] poet.
    You don't raise [G] your hand on a [C] whim.
    Whether it’s wrong or [G] right,
    [Am] there's a lesson tonight,
    and to [F] learn it [G] you'll have to give [Am] in // // [D]// //
    'cause a [F] poet knooo-[G]-ows you can't [C] win // // // // // // /
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