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Sit Down Young Stranger ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 13:18:13 -0800 (PST)
From: "M. Schweisthal" 
Subject: Chords/Lyrics to "Sit Down Young Stranger" by Gordon Lightfoot

"Sit Down Young Stranger" by Gordon Lightfoot
Brought to you by Mike Schweisthal [mschweis@u.washington.edu]

Chords used:  F:320003  F:X32010  G:XX0232
	      D:X02220            A:022100

INTRO:  | F |
      F                          F               F
I'm standin' at the doorway, my head down in my hands
      F               F                         G
Not knowin' where to sit, not knowin' where I stand
    F                          F               F
My father looms above me, for him there is no rest
    F               F                           G
My mother's arms enfold me and hold me to her breast
       F                                   F                   F
"They say you've been out wanderin', they say you've traveled far
     F             F                         G
Sit down, young stranger and tell us who you are"
     F                            F                   F
The room has all gone misty, my thoughts are all in spin
      F             F          G                 F
"Sit down, young stranger and tell us where you been"

                                           F                  F
"Well, I've been up to the mountain, I've walked down by the sea
   F                F                            G
I never questioned no one and no one questioned me
    F                        F                F
My love was given freely and oft-times was returned
   F             F                      G
I never came to borrow, I only came to learn
     F                               F                 F
Sometimes it did get lonely, but it taught me how to cry
     F                F                        G
And laughter came to easy for life to pass me by
   F                          F                F
I never had a dollar that I didn't earn with pride
          F             F                    G
'Cause I had a million daydreams to keep me satisfied"

	INTERLUDE:  | F | F | F | F | F | F | G | F |

      D                             G                D
"And will you gather daydreams, or will you gather wealth?
     G                 D                           A
How can you find your fortune if you cannot find yourself?"
    D                                    G               D
My mother's eyes grow misty, there's a tremblin' in her hand
      G             D                      A
"Sit down, young stranger, I do not understand
     D                                    G                   D
And will you try and tell us that you've been too long at school?
       G                D                          A
That knowledge is not needed, that power does not rule?
      D                           G                    D
That war is not the answer, that young men should not die?
     G            D                        A
Sit down young stranger, I wait for your reply"

     D                       G               D
"The answer is not easy for souls are not reborn
    G                  D                                 A
To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the Crown of Thorns
     D                      G                 D
If Jesus had a reason, I'm sure he would not tell
        G            D                             A
They treated him so badly, how could he wish them well?"

     D                            G               D
The parlor now is empty, there's nothin' left to say
    G            D                            A
My father has departed, my mother's gone to pray
         D                           G               D
There's rockets in the meadows and ships out on the sea
    G                D                      A
The answer's in the forest, carved upon a tree:
  G          D             A           D
"John loves Mary,"...does anyone love me?

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