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Rachel Delevoryas
by Randy Stonehill

G
Rachel Delevoryas
         Em                        Am
With her thick eye glasses and her plain Jane face
D7                  G
Sat beside me in my fifth grade class
Am                  C      D
Looking so terribly out of place
G
Rachel played the violin
Em                      Am
And classical music was out of style
D7                           G
She couldn't control all her wild brown hair
Am                           C
Her nervous laughter and her awkward smile and
D                                       Am
It was clear that she'd never be one of us
         C     Am
With her dowdy clothes
        C  Am
And her violin
      C                    EM D G
And a name like Rachel Delevoryas

G   Am   D7
G   Am   D7

G                   D
But I'd pass by her house in the evening
Em                    Am
Going to play with my best friend Ray
C             D                 Em
And the music floating from her window
Am                    C            D     G
Spoke the things that Rachel could never say
G    Am  D7
G    Am   D7

G
Rachel Delevoryas
    Em                      Am
Was eating her lunch as the boys walked by
D7                   G
"Rachel is ugly" she heard them shout
    Am                    C
She sat on the schoolyard bench and cried and
D                                       Am
It was clear that she'd never be one of us
         C     Am
With her dowdy clothes
        C  Am
And her violin
      C                    Em D G
And a name like Rachel Delevoryas
G    C  G

D7                 G         G/F#
And every year the hedge got higher
Em                   Am
   As it grew around Rachel's house
C               D      Em
Like the secret wall inside her
Am                C            D7
That she built to keep all the heartache out

G    Am  D7
G    Am  D7

G
Rachel Delevoryas
Em                       Am
Moved back east with her family
D7                     G
Now she's dressed in a beautiful gown
Am                         C     D
Standing on stage with the symphony
G
Rachel plays the violin
Em                       Am
But every night when the lights go down
D7                      G
I wonder if she still remembers those days
Am                            C
And cruel little boys in this one horse town and
D                                       Am
It was clear that she'd never be one of us
         C     Am
With her dowdy clothes
        C  Am
And her violin
      C                   E   D
And a name like Rachel Delevoryas
G     C  G
  C                    E  D    G
A name like Rachel Delevoryas

Copyright  1992 Stonehillian Music/Word Music/Twitchin' Vibes Music/ASCAP
Transcription by Return to Paradise
Formatted by B+ Chords    http://members.tripod.com/BPlusChords

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