I Am a Rock

Simon & Garfunkel

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Capo 5th fret

Intro:
e |----------------|-----------------------|
B |----------------|--0h1p0--0h1p0--0h1p0--|
G |----------------|-----------------------|
D |----------------|--0h2p0--0h2p0--0h2p0--|
A |----------------|-----------------------|
E |--3------3---3--|-----------------------|

           G         C/G             G
A winter's day, in a deep and dark December
Am D   C  G
 I am alone
Am             Bm     Am             Bm
Gazing from my window to the streets below
     Am             C                D
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow
C      G     C       D G   Gsus4 G    Gsus4 G   Em
I am a rock, I am an island

           G        C/G               G
I've built walls, a fortress deep and mighty
     Am   D   C   G
That none may penetrate
  Am              Bm          Am                Bm
I have no need of friendship, friendship causes pain
     Am                C           D
It's laughter and it's loving I disdain
C      G     C       D G   Gsus4 G    Gsus4 G   Em
I am a rock, I am an island

              G                 C/G              G
Don't talk of love.  Well, I've heard the word before
     Am   D         C   G
It's sleeping in my memory
      Am                Bm         Am                 Bm
And I won't disturb the slumber of feelings that have died
     Am            C                D
If I never loved I never would have cried
C      G     C       D G   Gsus4 G    Gsus4 G   Em
I am a rock, I am an island

          G           C/G           G
I have my books and my poetry to protect me
     Am   D         C  G
I am shielded in my armour
Am           Bm    Am             Bm
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb
  Am               C              D
I touch no one and no one touches me
C      G     C       D G   Gsus4 G
I am a rock, I am an island

      Am   D        G
And a rock feels no pain
       Am     D     G
And an island never cries