Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
B F♯ B F♯ C♯ A♭ C♯ A♭BMust be getting F♯earlyB, Eclocks are running AlateE, F♯First light of the morning Bsky, Elooks so phony. BDawn is breaking F♯everyBwhere, Enot a candle, Acursed the Eglare, F♯Draw the curtains, I don't Bcare, 'Ecause it's alright.
ChorusF♯I Bwill get Eby, F♯I Bwill get Eby, F♯I Bwill bet AbyE, F♯ I will surEvive. A E B F♯ B F♯ I see you got your fist out, say your piece and get out, Yes I get the gist of it, but it's alright. Sorry that you feel that way, the only thing there is to say, Every silver lining's got a touch of grey.
ChorusC♯mIt's a lesson to F♯me, the C♯meagles and the beggars and the F♯seas E♭mThe ABC's, B♭we all must face, C♯mtry to keep a littleF♯ grace. C♯mIt's a lesson to F♯me, the C♯mdelta's and the east and the F♯freaks, E♭mThe ABC's, B♭we all think of, C♯mtry to create a little F♯mlove No more rabbit's in out ears, the dog has not been fed in years, It's even worse than it appears, but, it's alright. Coward's given kerosene, he can't read at seventeen, The words he knows are all obscene, but, it's alright.
ChorusThe shoe is on the hand it fits, there's really nothing much to it, Whistle through your teeth and spit, 'cause, it's alright. Oh well a touch of grey, kind of suits you anyway, That's all I have to say, but, it's alright.
ChorusWith "We" instead of "I")