Teach Your Children

Words & Music:

Graham Nash


For a while, this was everyone's favorite first song to learn on guitar.  It is in the February 2006 issue of Acoustic Guitar.


D   G   D   A


D                   G                D                 A7

You who are on your road must have a code that you can live by.

And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.

D                   G                     D                A

Teach your children well.  Their fathers' hell will slowly go by.

Feed them on your dreams.  The one they pick's the one you'll know by.



D                       G                                 D

Don't you ever ask them why.  If they told you, you would cry.

D                         Bm  G  A7            D       G  D  A

So, just look at them and sigh-- and know they love you.


And you of the tender years

Can't know the fears that your elders grew by.

And so, please help them with your youth.

They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well.

Their children's hell will slowly go by.

And feed them on your dreams.

The one they pick's, the one you'll know by.


CHORUS:  [end on D]


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