Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
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CI felt all flushed with fever embarrassed by the crowd. I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud. I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on.
CHe sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair. And then he looked right through me as if I wasn't there. And he just kept on singing singing clear and strong.