RACHEL DELEVORYAS
Words & Music By Randy Stonehill
Transcribed by Brent Pacheco

This is the version from Wonderama, transcribed as closely as I could
from listening to the album.  There are some variations on the album,
but this is the basic gist of the guitar track.  I've also added chords
that can be adequately substituded rather than playing exactly what is
tabbed out.  Let me know if you find any mistakes!

    G						    Em			    Am

E-|--------------3-----------3-----------3--------|-------------0------------------------0--------|
B-|--------------0-----------0-----------0--------|--------------------------------------1--------|
G-|--------------------0-----------0--------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------2--0--------2--------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------------0--------------------|
E-|--3--------------------------------------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
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     Rachel Delavoryas			         With her thick eyeglasses and her plain jane face

    D7			     G			     Am			    C		 D

E-|--------------2-----------------------3--------|--------------------------------------2--------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------0--------|--------------1-----------1-----------1--------|
G-|--------2-----2-----------------0-----0--------|--------------2-----------0-----------2--------|
D-|--0-----------0-----------------------0--------|--------------2-----------2-----------0-----0--|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--0-----------------0-----3-----3--------------|
E-|--------------------------3--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
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     Sat beside me in my fifth grade class         Looking so terribly out of place

    G						    Em			    Am

E-|-----------0--------------------------3--------|-------------0------------------------0--------|
B-|--0--1--3-----3-----1-----0-----------0--------|--------------------------------------1--------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------2--0--------2--------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------------0--------------------|
E-|--3-----------------------------3--------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     Rachel played the violin		             And classical music was out of style

    D7			     G			     Am			    C		 

E-|--------------2-----------------------3--------|-----------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------0--------|--------------1-----1--1--------------1-----1--|
G-|--------2-----2-----------------0-----0--------|--------------2-----2--2--------------0-----0--|
D-|--0-----------0-----------------------0--------|--------------2-----2--2------------- 2-----2--|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--0-----------------------3--------------------|
E-|--------------------------3--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     She couldn't control all her wild brown hair    Her nervous laughter and her awkward smile

Chorus:

    D			     			     Am			    		 

E-|--------------2-----------2--3--2-----0------- |--8-----------7---------- 5--------------------|
B-|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------------------------------------7--9--------9--7--------7-5------------------------|
D-|--0--------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------0--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .
		
     And it was clear that she'd never be one of us					With her

     C	  C/B    Am	     C     C/B   Am	     C			     E		D	

E-|-----------------------------------------------|------------------------- ---------------------|
B-|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1--|--------------1-----1--1-----------------------|
G-|--0-----0-----2--------2--0-----0-----2--------2--------------0-----0--0--0-----------2--------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|--------------2-----2--2--2-----------0-----2--4
A-|--3-----2-----0-----------3-----2-----0--------|--3-----------3-----3--3--2-----------0--------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     Dowdy clothes and her violin	     	    And a   name like Rachel Delavoryas

Instrmental Break:

     G	        	     Am          D7	     G			     Am		D7

E-|--------------------------------0-----0--2-----|------------------------- ------------2--------|
B-|--------------------0--1-----------1-----------|--------------------0--------------1--1--------|
G-|--------------0--2-----------------------------|--------------0--2--------2--------------------|
D-|--0-----------0-----------2--------------------|--------------0-----------4--------------------|
A-|--2-----------2-----------4--------------------|--------------2--------------------------------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

Verse 2:

    G			     D			    Em			    Am

E-|--------------3-----3--------------------------|--------------------------------------0--------|
B-|--------------0-----0-----2--------------------|--------------0-----------------------1--------|
G-|--------------0-----0-----1--------------------|--------------0-----------------------2--------|
D-|--------------------------0-----------5-----4--|--------------2-----------------2--------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--------------2-----------0--------------------|
E-|--3-----------------------------------3-----2--|--0--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     But I'd pass by her house in the evening	     Going to play with my best friend Ray

    C			     D		Em	     Am			     C		D

E-|--------------0-----------------------------0--|--------------0--------------------------------|
B-|--------------1-----------2--2--2--2--------0--|--------------1-----------1-----------3--------|
G-|--------------0-----------1--1--1--1--------0--|--------------2-----------0-----------2--------|
D-|--------------2-----------0--0--0--0--2--------|--------------2-----------2-----0-----0--------|
A-|--3-----------------------------------2--------|--0-----------------------3--------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------0--------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     And the music floating from her window          Spoke the things that Rachel could never say

Instrmental Break 2:

     G	        	     Am          D7	     G			     Am		D7

E-|-----------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------2--------|
B-|--------------------0-----------------3--------|--------------------0--------------1--1--------|
G-|--------------0--2-----0--2-----------2--------|--------------0--2--------2--------------------|
D-|--0-----------0-----------4--------0-----------|--------------0-----------4--------------------|
A-|--2-----------2--------------------------------|--------------2--------------------------------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

Verse 3:

    G						    Em			    Am

E-|--------------3-----------3-----------3--------|-------------0------------------------0--------|
B-|--------------0-----------0-----------0--------|--------------------------------------1--------|
G-|--------------------0-----------0--------------|-----------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------2--0--------2--------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------------0--------------------|
E-|--3--------------------------------------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     Rachel Delavoryas			         Was eating her lunch as the boys walked by

    D7			     G			     Am			    C		 

E-|--------------2-----------------------3--------|-----------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------0--------|--------------1-----1--1--------------1-----1--|
G-|--------2-----2-----------------0-----0--------|--------------2-----2--2--------------0-----0--|
D-|--0-----------0-----------------------0--------|--------------2-----2--2--------------2-----2--|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--0-----------------------3--------------------|
E-|--------------------------3--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     "Rachel is ugly" she heard them shout	   She sat on the schoolyard bench and cried and

REPEAT CHORUS THEN...

    G	        	     C          G	    

E-|--------------3--------------3-----3-----3-----3
B-|--------------0-----------1-----0--------------|
G-|--------------0-----------------------2-----0--|
D-|--------------0--------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|
E-|--3--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

Verse 4:

    D7			     G		G     G/F#   Em			    Am

E-|--------------2--------------------------------|--------------------------------------0--------|
B-|--------------1--------------------------------|--------------0-----------------------1--------|
G-|--2-----------2--------------------------------|--------------0-----------------------2--------|
D-|--0-----------0-----------5-----------5-----4--|--2-----------2-----------------2--------------|
A-|--------------------------3--------------------|--2-----------2-----------0--------------------|
E-|--------------------------3-----------3-----2--|--0--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     And every year the hedge got higher	   	  As it grew around Rachel's house

    C			     D		 Em	     Am			    C		 D7

E-|-----------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------2--------|
B-|--------------1-----------3--------------------|--------------1-----------------------1-----1--|
G-|--------------0-----------2-----------0--------|--------------2-----------0-----------2--------|
D-|--------------2-----------0-----------2--------|--------------------------------------0--------|
A-|--3-----------------------------------2--------|--0-----------------------3--------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------0--------|-----------------------------------------------|
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     Like the secret wall inside her		     That she built to keep all the heartache out

Instrumental Break 3:

     G	        	     Am          D7	     G			     Am		D7

E-|--------------------------------------0--2-----|------------------------- ------------2--------|
B-|--------------------------------3--------------|-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------0--2--0--------------------------|--------------0--2--0-----2--------------------|
D-|--0-----------0---------------------0----------|--------------0-----------4--------------------|
A-|--2-----------2--------------------------------|--------------2--------------------------------|
E-|--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2--3-----------3-----------------------------0--2
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

Verse 5:

    G						    Em			    Am

E-|--------------------------------------3--------|-------------0------------------------0--------|
B-|--0-----0--1--0-----------------------0--------|-------------0------------------------1--------|
G-|--------------------2-----0-----------------3--|--------------------------------------2--------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------0-----------2--------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|--------2-----------------0--------------------|
E-|--3-----------------------------3--------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
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     Rachel Delavoryas				    Moved back East with her family

    D7			     G			     Am			    C		 D

E-|--------------2-----------------------3--------|--------------------------------------2--------|
B-|--------------1-----------------------0--------|--------------1-----------1-----------1--------|
G-|--2-----------2-----------0-----------0--------|--------------2-----------0-----------2--------|
D-|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------|--------------2-----------2-----------0-----0--|
A-|--------------------------2--------------------|--0-----------------------3-----3--------------|
E-|--------------------------3--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     Now she's dressed in a beautiful gown	    Standing on stage with the symphony

    G						    Em			    Am

E-|--------------3-----------------------3--------|--------------0-----0--0--------------0--------|
B-|--------------0-----------------------0--------|--------------0-----0--0--------------1--------|
G-|-----------------------------------------------|--------------0-----0--0--------1-----2--------|
D-|--0--------------------------------------------|--------------2-----------2-----2--------------|
A-|--2--------------------------------------------|--------------2-----------0--------------------|
E-|--3-----------------------------3--------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     Rachel plays the violin			    But every night when the lights go down

    D7			     G			     Am			    C		 

E-|--------------2-----2--2--------------3----3---3-----------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------1-----1--1--------------0----0---0--------------1-----1--1--------------1-----1--|
G-|--2-----------2-----2--2--------------0----0---0--------------2-----2--2--------------0-----0--|
D-|--0-----------0-----------0-----------0--------|--------------2-----2--2--------2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------2--------------------|--0-----------------------3--------------------|
E-|--------------------------3--------------------|-----------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

     I wonder if she still remembers those days	   And cruel little boys in this one horse town

REPEAT CHORUS Then

    G	        	     C          G	    

E-|--------------3--------------3-----3-----3-----3
B-|--------------0-----------1-----0--------------|
G-|--------------0-----------------------2-----0--|
D-|--------------0--------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------|
E-|--3--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

   C			     E		D	     G 	 

E-|------------------------- ---------------------|--3--------------------------------------------|
A-|--------------1-----1--1-----------------------|--0--------------------------------------------|
G-|--------------0-----0--0--0-----------2--------|--0--------------------------------------------|
D-|--------2-----2-----2--2--2-----------0--------|--0--------------------------------------------|
A-|--3-----------3-----3--3--2-----------0--------|--2--------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------|--3--------------------------------------------|
     1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .  1  .  +  .  2  .  +  .  3  .  +  .  4  .  +  .

 A name like Rachel Delavoryas