Nothing to Fear But Fear

March 2, 2015

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Its everywhere. A crazy little thing called fear. So how do some people deal with fear? Some medicate. They turn to drugs or alcohol. And some simply walk away. In both cases we are being robbed of some beautiful displays of musical genius because the drugs slur the output and getting out of Dodge deprives us of what could have been. Pity.

Overcoming ….links

A classic piece of work by The Band and one of the few songs written dealing with the subject: (and all I can say is “Damn you Danko….but thank-you”)

The Band – Stage Fright 1983

by Wharfomatic

Stage Fright – Chords from Chordie

Em A
Now deep in the heart of a lonely kid
G D C B D
Who suffered so much for what he did,
Em A
They gave this ploughboy his fortune and fame,
G D C B D
Since that day he ain’t been the same.
G Am
See the man with the stage fright
Am G F D G
Just standin’ up there to give it all his might.
G Am
And he got caught in the spotlight,
Am G F D G
But when we get to the end, he wants to start all over  again.
Em A
I’ve got fire water right on my breath
G D C B D
And the doctor warned me I might catch a death.
Em A
Said, “You can make it in your disguise,
G D C B D
Just never show the fear that’s in your eyes.”
chorus
F#m Bm
Now if he says that he’s  afraid,
C D G
Take him  at his word.
F#m Bm
And for the price that the poor boy has paid,
C C# D Eb Em
He gets to sing just like a bird, oh, ooh ooh ooh.
Em A
Your brow is sweatin’ and your mouth gets dry,
G D C B D
Fancy people go driftin’ by.
Em A
The moment of truth is right at hand,
G D C B D
Just one more nightmare you can stand.
chorus
F D G
You wanna try it once again, hmm hmm,
F D G
Pl ease don’t make him stop, hmm hmm,
F D G
Let him take it from the top, hmm hmm,
F D G
Let him start all over again.

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