KNIGHT IN RUSTY ARMOR
(vocals a la Medieval troubadour; guitar fingerpicked same same - the devil's in the details. This song was composed to begin with underneath a viaduct, on my way to an assignation.)
Intro: C Em Am G F G C F G If I'm a knight at all C Em Am G I'm a knight in rusty armor F G My lance has long been broken C Em Am G And my shield has long been gone F G I have no Arab charger C Em Am G Just my own two feet to carry me F G I'm a knight in rusty armor (tacet) C Em Am G F G C And I'm waitin' for the dawn. No angel shares my vigil. I'm alone upon the battlefield. I bear no shining standard To lead against the foe. No oaken wood or trusty steel To defend me from my enemies. I'm a knight in rusty armor And I'm hopin' for the dawn. CHORUS: C G That rusty armor weighs on me F C Down through the weary years Am Em Though I've tried hard to remove it F G By oilin' it with tears. C G But the armor's rusted solid by my F C Sorrow, rage and pride Am Em And I know I'll never force it F G To open from inside. So I make this invitation For a maiden fair to rescue me To free me from my prison To free me from my fears. Release me from my armor And my own true heart I pledge to thee. I'm a knight in rusty armor And I'm waiting here for you. C Em Am G F G C
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