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Leader Of The Band Chords

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[Intro]

G7 C Am Em D G  C/G  G  C/G  G  C/G  G


[Verse]

G         C/G     G              Bm              C
An only child alone and wild, a cabinet maker's son
Am                        Em                    Am                 C    D
His hands were meant for different work and his heart was known to none 
G            C/G      G                Bm       C
He left his home and went his lone and solitary way
       Am            Em     Am    D7            G    C/G  G  C/G  G  C/G  G
And he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay
G       C/G    G         Bm             C
A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate
Am                  Em                Am              C    D
He tried to be a soldier once but his music wouldn't wait
G       C/G     G                          Bm               C
He earned his love through discipline, a thund'ring velvet hand
     Am              Em                      Am      D7      G
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand


[Chorus]
 
C                  Bm                  C                 G
The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old
        Am                    Em                 Am            F    D
But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul
C                  Bm                  C                 G
My life has been a poor attempt    to  imitate   the    man
   Am              Em           Am       C        G
I'm just a living  legacy to the lea  der of   the band
        
        
[Instrumental]

C/G   G   C/G   G   C/G   G


G            C/G         G                 Bm             C
My brothers' lives were different for they heard another call
Am              Em        Am          C    D
One went to Chicago, the other to St  Paul
G           C/G   G          Bm             C
And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel
Am              Em               Am       D7      G    C/G  G
Living out this life I chose and come to know so well


[Instrumental]

G7 C Am Em D7   G  C/G  G  C/G  G  C/G  G


[Verse] 

G           C/G      G              Bm             C
I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
Am                    Em             Am             C    D
I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go
G           C/G      G                Bm                 C
I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
Am               Em               Am       D7      G
And papa I don't think I said "I love you" near enough 


[Chorus]
 
C                  Bm                  C                 G
The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old
        Am                    Em                 Am            F    D
But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul
C                  Bm                  C                 G
My life has been a poor attempt    to  imitate   the    man
   Am              Em           Am       C        G
I'm just a living  legacy to the lea  der of   the band

    
[Outro] 

  Am              Em           Am     C  D       G
I am the living  legacy to the leader of    the band

C/G   G   C/G   G   C/G   G  G7 C Am Em D7 G   
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kasey13 86 wrote on March 5 2007, 10:49 pm

nice tab, not too sure about the F chord there, but other than that nicely done, great song too :D :P didn't even know I had it on my computer, but I Had it on random and this song came up and I smiled :P

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guitarman345678 12 wrote on February 7 2009, 08:50 pm

this is a cool song (heart)

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SixStringSook 26 wrote on August 29 2013, 03:16 am

I appreciate that you took the time to be so precise in your chording. They are simple chords, but getting them exactly where they are supposed to go is not always achieved. Excellent, thank you. I am using your version for my music class solo. Perfect.

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