Just so happens I've got that one on the machine.... Let's see now...
Oh yeah, a caveat, since I actually play mandolin I usually simpify guitar
chords, not knowing how to translate them there sus's and things... So this
might not be strictly chapter and verse, but it works. Enjoy.
Forty-Five Years (guitar - capo 3rd fret) - By Stan Rogers
Where the Earth show it bones of wind broken stone
and the sea and the sky are one
I'm caught out of time, my blood sings with wine
and I'm running naked in the sun
There's God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees
and the sky is a painful blue
Am C D/F# G
I'd like to look around, but Honey all I see is you.
Intro to chorus is G-C-G-D/F#
C G C G
And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Am Am/G D/F#
Ah but Honey what the hell's it for
After twenty-three years you'ld think I could find a way
to let you know somehow
Am Am/G D/F# G
That I want to see your smiling face forty five years from now.
The summer city lights will soften the night
'Til you'd think that the air is clear
And I'm sitting with friends where forty-five cents
Will buy another glass of beer
He's got something to say, but I'm so far away
That I don't know who I'm talking to
Am C D G
'Cause you just walked in the door, and Honey, All I see is you.
So alone in the lights on stage every night
I've been reaching out to find a friend
Who knows all the words, sings so she's heard
And knows how all the stories end
Maybe after the show she'1l ask me to go
Home with her for a drink or two
Am C D/F# G
Now her smile lights her eyes, but Honey, all I see is you.
Repeat Chorus twice
. Rogers Stan lyrics