Hey Papa Legba
Words:Bernard Taupin
Music:Elton John
Performed By:  Elton John
Copyright:© 1982 Big Pig Music Limited
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Bb
Bb7
Eb
F
Fm
Year:  1982
Album:  None
Writers:  Elton John\ Bernie Taupin

Fm Bb Fm  Fm  Fm (repeat 8x)

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
 
	 Fm					    (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
He would recount the stories he had learned so well

Bb7				     Fm	  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Fourteen years is a long time in one cell

	 Fm				          (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
When the pipe is passed the opium does its rounds

Bb7					      Fm   (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Papa Legba sitting pretty in a chicken little town

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*


    Fm					   (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
His textured skin, like leather in the sun

Bb7				     Fm	 (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Fingers beating hard upon a native drum

   Fm						   (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
He picks his teeth with a splintered back rib bone

Bb7			              Fm  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Papa Legba bears his fangs and lays alone

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*


Bb		F
Hey Papa Legba, hoo-boo-be-do

Bb		F
Hey Papa Legba, no one gonna bother you

Bb		F
Hey Papa Legba, hoo-boo-be-do

Bb		  Fm		  Eb	      Bb       Fm    (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb 
Bb)*
Shake Papa Legba, no one's gonna bother you tonight, alright

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*

       Fm					(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
He was free to dance alone where the spirits run

    Bb					    Fm  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
His almond eyes would twinkle on a hundred sons

        Fm				    (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
His champagne toast and white meat on a spit

Bb					     Fm  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Papa Legba's drunken with a smile upon his lips

(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*

(CHORUS)

  Fm    (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Alright.

(INSTRUMENTAL VERSE)

(CHORUS)

  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*   (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
Alright,             Alright,                  Alright.


Bb
(Scat)


(Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*		  (Fm Bb Fm Fm Fm Bb Bb)*
			Hey Papa Legba!

*The chords should be played as follows, with an F bass:

  c    d    c    ab   ab   f   f
  ab   bb   ab   f    f    d   d
f f  f f  f f  f c  c c    bb  bb

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