Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 08:11:08 PDT
From: yoav meyrav

Autumn

note: Fmaj7-5 x-x-3-2-0-0

verse a:

                  Am
So here we are, alone -
                        Dm      E       Am
our children have grown up and moved away.
                F        Am
living their own lives, they say...
Fmaj7-5       G           E
It all seems very strange to me.
verse b (same a):
I don't understand their ways:
our children amaze me all the time
and I often wonder why they make me feel
so sad, and suddenly old.
verse c:
                           Am
Now we're left with an empty home
                                Dm              E
from our nest all the birds have flown for foreign skies.
                              Am
We're discarded, of no further use,
                                Dm                    E
though we gave our kids all our youth and all our lives

we really tried.
verse d (same as a):
Now there's only my wife and me
we used to have a family - now that's gone
and only memories linger on...
it all seems very wrong to me.
verse e:
                                Am
To our sorrows they were quite deaf
                                  Dm              E
and as soon as they could they left us to our tears.
                                Am
We always tried to teach what was good -
                             Dm                    E
yes, we gave our kids all we could through all the years.
verse f:
                Am
So here we are at last;
                      Dm                   E            Am
the time has gone so fast and so have my dreams.
                       F                E
I simply don't know what it all means,
Fmaj7-5
this pointless passage through the night,
        G               Esus4         E
this autumn-time, this walk upon the water...
ending:
       Am
I wonder how long
            G
it will be till this song
        F               E               Am 
is sung by our own sons and daughters?

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