Oh, Very Young

Words & Music:

Cat Stevens

A

 

         D                    E             F#m   D   E

Oh, very young, what will you leave us this time?

             E7             A                 D

You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while.

                                    E          Esus4  E

And though your dreams may toss and turn you now.

          A       D             A

They will vanish away like your dad's best jeans;

      D           A         D

Denim blue, faded up to the sky.

               A                    A7        D         B     E

And though you want them to last forever, you know they never will.

E                     A  E                                         A

You know they never will.  And the patches make the goodbye harder still.

 

Oh, very young, what will you leave us this time?

There’ll never be a better chance to change your mind.

And if you want this world to see a better day.

Will you carry the words of love with you?

Will you ride the great white bird into heaven?

And though you want to last forever, you know you never will.

You know you never will.  And the goodbye makes the journey harder still.

 

A        D         A

Will you carry the words of love with you?

D        A   D  A   A7   D  B  E

Will you ride?  Oh, oooooooooooooh!

Oh, very young, what will you leave us this time?

You’re only dancin’ on this earth for a short while.

         D                    E             A   E    A

Oh, very young, what will you leave us this time?

 

Riff:  (^) Slide Up  (\) Slide Down  (h) Hammer On  (p) Pull Off  (b) Bend

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B--------------------------2----0---------------------------

G--1h2--4--2--1------------2----1---------------------------

D-----------------4---2----2----2---------------------------

A--------------------------0----2---------------------------

E-------------------------------0---------------------------

  (you know you never will)

 

E-------------------------------------------0--

B-------------------------------------------2--

G----------1----2p1-------------------------2--

D-----------------------4--2--4----2--------2--

A--------------------------------------4----0--

E----------------------------------------------

  And the patches make the goodbye harder still

 





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