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"O Children" Sheet Music
by Nick Cave | Digital Piano, Vocal & Guitar Notes

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Genre: Pop    SKU: 29686
Scoring: Piano, Vocal & Guitar
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Release Date: 09/24/2004    Last updated: 04/28/2024


Words and Music by Nick Cave
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Words and Music by Nick Cave

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Sep 24, 2004

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Nick Cave O Children sheet music notes and chords. This Rock score includes 6 page(s). Transpose printable composition or download, save Piano, Vocal & Guitar Chords PDF. Learn to play in minutes. SKU 29686.




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Download Nick Cave O Children sheet music, chords and digital score arranged for Piano, Vocal & Guitar Chords. This Rock score includes 6 page(s).

Some quick facts about presented digital O Children sheet music

Artist: Nick Cave
Arrangement: Piano, Vocal & Guitar Chords
Genre: Rock
Words and Music by: Nick Cave
Score first released: Friday 24th September, 2004
Score last updated: Wednesday 22nd November, 2023
Sheets include: 6 Page(s).
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Pass me that lovely little gun
My dear, my darling one
The cleaners are coming, one by one
You don't even want to let them start
They're knocking now upon your door
They measure the room, they know the score
They're mopping up the butcher's floor
Of your broken little hearts
Forgive us now for what we've done
It started out as a bit of fun
Here, take these before we run away
The keys to the gulag
Come on
Come on
Come on
Come on
Here comes Frank and poor old Jim
They're gathering round with all my friends
We're older now, and the light is dim
And you are only just beginning
Oh, children
We have the answer to all your fears
It's short, it's simple, it's crystal-clear
It's roundabout and it's somewhere here
Lost amongst our winnings
The cleaners have done their job on you
They're hip to it, man, they're in the groove
They've hosed you down, you're good as new
And they're lining up to inspect you
Oh children
Poor old Jim's white as a ghost
He's found the answer that we lost
We're all weeping now, weeping because
There ain't nothing we can do to protect you
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun
And the train ain't even left the station
And have you left a seat for me?
Is that such a stretch of the imagination?
I'm hanging in there, don't you see?
In this process of elimination
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun (children)
It's beyond my wildest expectation (oh, children)
We're happy, Ma, we're having fun
The train ain't even left the station (oh, children)
(Hey, little train, wait for me)
(I once was blind but now I see)
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