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                    "(Outside The Gates Of) Cerdes"
                      (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid)


        bass [6X; piano enters 2nd time, drums 3rd, organ and guitar 5th;
              continue bass line into verse]

        (F7)             (Bb7)
         v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v

Verse 1:

        F7                       Bb7
           Outside the gates of Cerdes
        F7                          Bb7
           Sits the two-pronged unicorn
        F7               Bb7
           Plays at relaxation time
        F7                      Bb7
           The rhinestone flugelhorn
        Gm                         Dm
           While mermaids lace carnations
        Gm                           F
           Into wreaths for ailing whales
        Gm                 Dm        /C
           Neptune dances hornpipes
               Bb7                F7   Bb7   F7   Bb7
        While Salome   sheds her veils

Verse 2:

        Phallus Phil tries peddling
        His pewter painted pot
        But Sousa Sam could only hear
        Screams of Pete the Sot
        Buddha sips his Creme deMenthe
        From terra cotta cups
        And exhales menthol-scented breath
        While spewing   verbiage up

Instrumental break:

        (guitar solo over verse chords)

Verse 3:

        Down technical blind alleys
        Live the race of former dreams
        These who walk across them
        Are no longer what they seem
        Even Christian Scientists
        Can but display marble plaques
        Which only retell legends
        While my eyes   reach out for facts
        Yeah, my eyes reach out for facts

Coda [repeat w/guitar solo to fade]:

        F7      Bb7       F7      Bb7
        / / / /  / / / /  / / / /  / / / /

-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers