Words & Music:

Donovan Phillips Leitch


Oh, my the chords for this are hard to find.  According to a discussion thread on Mudcat, it is a two-chord song, alternating between I & IV.  Suggested chords from this thread are:  Eb & Ab (or D & G, if you capo 1).  Check out Brad R's donochords.com, too.  Terrific site!


Better is a suggestion from Juan P-B:  "... Play it in 'G' & 'C' ...... but..... when you play the 'G' (1st string 3rd Fret, 5th string 2nd Fret & 6th string 3rd fret) keep your 'spare' finger on the 2nd string 3rd fret (D note) and instead of swinging everything round to play standard 'C' just move your fingers from the 5th & 6th strings across to the 4th & 5th strings at the same fret position (and keeping the 1st & 2nd strings covered on the 3rd frets)so that you've only moved two fingers


It also works well on "Catch The Wind" (especially for the guitar solo) and superbly on Don McLean's "Til Toworrow"..."



Your smile beams like sunlight on a gull's wing

And the leaves dance and play after you.

Take my hand and hold it as you would a flower.

Take care with my heart, oh darling, she's made of glass.


Your eyes feel like silence resting on me.

And the birds cease to sing when you rise.

Ride easy your fairy stallion you have mounted.

Take care how you fly, my precious, you might fall down.


In the pastel skies the sunset I have wandered

With my eyes and ears and heart strained to the full,

I know I tasted the essence in the few days.

Take care who you love, my precious, he might not know.



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