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Soft As Chalk ukulele

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SOFT AS CHALK

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D      C
So, so long ago
G            D
And so far away
D        C        
When time was just a line
           G
That you fed me
                  D
When you wanted to stay

D             C
We'd talk as soft as chalk
       G                      D
Till morning came, as pale as a pearl

D          C
No time, no, no time
       G                         D
Now, I have got all the time in the world

D                Bb
Say, honey, did you belong to me
 Eb                      Dm                   F
Tell me, honey, was your heart at rest when, darling
                 C
All the mourning doves were howling us
  Bb                    Dm           C      Dm F  Dm
A song of love's oh god-awful lawlessness, law-less-ness!
D               Bb
Say, honey, did you belong to me
Eb                    Dm
Tell me, honey, did I pass your test
    F                         C
I lay, as still as death, until the dawn
            Bb                     Dm           C
Whereupon I wrested from your god-awful lawlessness,
Dm  F    Dm
Law-less-ness!

  D                 C
I roam around the tidy grounds
         G           C
Of my dappled sanatorium
D                        C
Coatless, I sit amongst the moles, adrift
       G                  D
And I dote upon my pinesap gum
        D                           C
And the light, through the pines in brassy tines
     G               D
Lays over me, dim as rum
      D                    C       
And thick as molasses, and so time passes
    G                      C
And so, my heart, tomorrow comes

D   
I feel you, leaning
     Bb
Out back with the crickets
      Eb                Dm
Loyal heart marking the soon-ness darkness
 

 F                         C
Tonight, still the mourning doves
                     Bb
Will summon us their song
               Dm             C      Dm  F  Dm
Of love's neverdoneing lawlessness, law-less-ness!

       D          
While, over and over
     Bb
Rear up, stand down, lay round
  Eb                      Dm
Trying to sound-out or guess the reasons
   F                     C
To sleep like a soldier, without rest
                   Bb
But there is no treason
               Dm          C     Dm F   Dm
Where there is only lawlessness, law-less-ness!
Dm

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Dm, Bb, Gm, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C
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Dm, Bb, Gm, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C

       Eb
In the last week
                  Gm
Of the last year I was aware
            C#
I took a blind shot, across the creek
       G#
At the black bear
          Eb
When he roused me in the night
            C#
And left me cowering with my light
Calling out
 G#      Fm
Who is there
      Cm
Who's there
       Eb
Who is there

Bb, Fm, Am, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C
Dm, Bb, Gm, C

   Eb
I watched you sleep
 Gm
Repeating my prayer
 C#
Give love a little shove
          G#
And it becomes terror
             Eb
And now I am calling
In a sadness beyond anger
           C#
And beyond fear
G#     Fm
Who is there
      Cm
Who's there
      Eb
Who is there

Bb, Fm, Am, C, D

D, C, G, D
D, C, G, D

 D
I glare and nod
         C
Like the character, God
        G                        D
Bearing down upon the houses and lawns
   D
I knew a little bit,
      C
But, darling, you were it
       G                                        C
And, darling, now it is long gone
D                   C
Sweetheart, in your clean, bright start
G                                D
Back there, behind a hill, and a dell
       D                        C
And a state line or two, I'll be thinking of you
              G                         D
Yes, I’ll be thinking and be wishing you well
 D             C                 G                 D
We land, I stand, but I wait for the sound of the bell
D          C                   G             C
I have to catch a cab and my bags are at the carousel
     D             C                  D         
And then Lord, just then, time alone will only tell
You morning dove 

            
            
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