Lonely Stranger

Words & Music by Eric Clapton
Recorded by Eric Clapton, 1992, on "Unplugged"


Intro/Riff:   E - F#m - B7 -  E
(At option, alternate with E - F#m - A9 - E)

E      F#m C#m7         F#7   G#m7    F#7  B7               
I must be      in-vis-I-ble...no one knows me.

E      F#m      C#m7               F#7   D       A         E               
I have crawled     down dead-end streets on my hands and knees.

(Riff twice)

E      F#m  C#m7              F#7    G#m7   F#7    B7               
I was born     with a ragin' thirst, hunger to be free;

E          F#m    C#m7            F#7     D      A       E
What I've learned    through the years, don't encourage me.

(Riff once)

Refrain:

        E     F#m      B7    C#m7  F#m7   G#m7     E7
'Cause I'm a lonely stranger here, will be all my days; 

A        Adim         E  C#m7     D       A     E
I don't know what's goin' on, so I'll be on my way.


(Riff four times)

E      F#m   C#m7      F#7     G#m7       F#7     B7 
When I walk,     stay behind  don't get close to me,

 E           F#m    C#m7    F#7   D       A      E 
'Cause it's sure to end in tears, so just let me be.

(Riff twice)

E         F#m   C#m7          F#7   G#m7 F#7   B7 
Some will say     that I'm no good; baby, I agree;

 E      F#m  C#m7          F#7    D           A         E
Take a look,     then walk away  that's all right with me.

(Riff once)

Refrain:






 
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