El Condor Pasa

[Words by Paul Simon, music by Daniel Alomias Robles]

I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would, hm-m
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would, hm-m

/ Em G / - - Em - / :

Away, I'd rather sail away
Like a swan that's here and gone
A man gets tied up to the ground
He gives the world its saddest sound
Its saddest sound

/ C - / G - / C - / G - / Em - /

I'd rather be a forest than a street
Yes I would, if I could, I surely would
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet
Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would