[Cmaj9] [Am7] [Dm9] [G7] [C/G] [Cmaj9] [Am7] [Dm9] [G7(13)]
When tr[Cmaj9]avelling abr[Am7]oad in the con[Dm9]tinental sty[G7]le,
it’s my be[Cmaj9]lief one must attem[Dm7]pt to b[G7(13)]e discree[C]t, [Am7] [Dm9] [G7sus4]
[G7] and s[Cmaj9]ubsequently be[Am7]ar in mind your tra[Dm7]nsient posi[G7sus4] ti [G7(13)]on
all[Cmaj9]ows you a perspe[Dm7]ctive tha[G7(13)]t’s uni [Cmaj9]que. [Am7]
And though you’ll [Dm7]find your i[G7sus4]tine [G7] rary a b[Cmaj9]lessing and a c[Am7]urse,
your w[Dm7]anderlust won’t l[G7(13)]et you settle d[Cmaj9]own. [Am7]
And you’ll wo[Dm9]nder how you e[G9(13)]ver fathomed [Cmaj9]that you’d be conte[Am7]nt
to stay with[Dm9]in the city limits of a s[G7sus4]mall midwestern town.
Most vagab[Cmaj9]onds I kno[Am7]wed don’t ever wa[Dm7]nt to find the cu[G7sus4]lprit [G7]
that rem[Cmaj9]ains the object o[Am7]f their long rele[Dm7]ntless q[G7(13)]uest.
[E7/G#] The obs[Am7]ession’s in the ch[Am7/G]asing and [Dm9]not the appreh[G7sus4]ending. [G7(13)]
The purs[Cmaj7]uit, you see, and ne[Dm9]ver th[G7(13)]e ar r [Cmaj9]est. [Am7] [Dm9] [G7sus4]
Without f[E7sus4/B]ear of contrad[E7/B]iction, bon voy[Am7]age is always h[D7/A]ollered
in conju[Dm7]nction with a h[G7]andkerchi[G7(13)]ef from sh[Cmaj9]ore, [Am7]
by a g[Esus4/B]irl who drives a R[E7/B]ambler and f[Am7]urthermore
is o[D7/A]verly con[Dm7]cerned that she won’t see him anym[G7sus4]ore.
[G7(13)]Planes and trains and b[Cmaj7]oats and buses
character[Dm7]istically [G7(13)] [Cmaj9]evoke a common a[Am7]ttitude of bl[Dm9]ue, [G7]
[E7/G#] un [Am7]less you have a su[Am7/G]itcase and a t[Dm9]icket and a p[G7sus4]assport [G7(13)]
and the c[Cmaj9]argo that they’re car[Dm7]rying is[G7(13)] y [Cmaj9]ou. [Am7] [Dm9]
[G7sus4]A foreign aff[Cmaj9]air, [Am7]juxtapo[Dm9]sed with a sta[G7sus4]teside
[G7(13)]and dom [Cmaj9]estically approved roman[Am7]tic fa[Dm7]ncy, [G7sus4]
[E7/G#]is myst [Am7]eriously attr[Am7/G]active due to c[Dm9]ircumstances, k[G7sus4]nowing
[G7(13)]it will [Cmaj9]only be parla[Am7]yed into a
[Dm9]me [G7sus4] mo [G7(13)] [Cmaj9]ry [Am7] [Dm9] [G7sus4] [C]
When travelling abroad in the continental style,
it’s my belief one must attempt to b[G7(13)]e discreet,
and subsequently bear in mind your transient posi ti[G7(13)]on
allows you a perspective tha[G7(13)]t’s unique.
And though you’ll find your itine rary a blessing and a curse,
your wanderlust won’t l[G7(13)]et you settle down.
And you’ll wonder how you e[G9(13)]ver fathomed that you’d be content
to stay within the city limits of a small midwestern town.
Most vagabonds I knowed don’t ever want to find the culprit
that remains the object of their long relentless q[G7(13)]uest.
The obsession’s in the chasing and not the apprehending.[G7(13)]
The pursuit, you see, and never th[G7(13)]e ar rest.
Without fear of contradiction, bon voyage is always hollered
in conjunction with a handkerchi[G7(13)]ef from shore,
by a girl who drives a Rambler and furthermore
is overly concerned that she won’t see him anymore.
[G7(13)]Planes and trains and boats and buses
characteristically [G7(13)] evoke a common attitude of blue,
unless you have a suitcase and a ticket and a passport[G7(13)]
and the cargo that they’re carrying is[G7(13)] you.
A foreign affair, juxtaposed with a stateside
[G7(13)]and domestically approved romantic fancy,
is mysteriously attractive due to circumstances, knowing
[G7(13)]it will only be parlayed into a
me mo [G7(13)] ry