http://www.jamesyorkston.co.uk/ St. Patrick by James Yorkston These, obviously, are just the basic chords: your life will be greatly improved by caution to the wind and experimenting around those shapes every once in a while. C I didn’t sleep at all last night C I thought my heart had mastered the run of these seas F But they appear not to care about calming lately Am F I awoke with a smart and a look at the phone. F F I swear that I would have called you if I’d been sure you were alone. C And doesn’t that drive things home? C The hardest time to forget is when sleep clears your mind, C Bringing up what might have been, and who’s by her side. F And if I appear forlorn, that’s the reason truly. Am F Should I find myself a surrogate to keep the winters warm F Blame her for my former love and blunt her of her charms? C Blunt her of her charms? C Oh dear Saint Patrick, I pray for some water C Just let me quench my thirst this morning after. F And this girl by my side, well who knows the future? Am F But if I appear forgetful she’s the reason on my mind F If you detect a smile it’s as I dream of foreign lands C And letting things get out of hand F C Is exactly what I’ve got planned!