D G Oh, the neon lights were flashing, and the icy wind D did blow. F#m Bm A G The water seeped in..to his shoes, and the drizzle D turned to snow. G D His eyes were red, his hopes were dead and the Bm F# wine was running low.. G A D and the old man came home..from the forest. #2. D G D His tears fell on the sidewalk as he stumbled in the street. F#m Bm A G D A dozen faces stopped to stare but no one stopped to speak. G D Bm F# For his castle was a hallway and the bottle was his friend.. G A D and the old man stumbled in..from the forest. #3. D G D Up a dark and dingy staircase, the old man made his way.. F#m Bm A G D his ragged coat around him as up..on his cot he lay. G D Bm F# And he wondered how it happened, that he ended up this way.. G A D getting lost like a fool..in the forest. #4. D G D And as he lay there sleeping, a vision did appear. F#m Bm A G D Upon his mantle shining..a face of one so dear.. G D Bm F# who had loved him in the Springtime of a long forgotten year.. G A D when the wildflowers did bloom..in the forest. #5. D G D She touched his grizzled fingers and she called him by his name. F#m Bm A G D And then he heard the joyful sound of children at their games.. G D Bm F# in an old house on a hillside in some forgotten town, G A D where the river runs down..from the forest. #6. D G D With a mighty roar the big jets soar above the canyon streets. F#m Bm A G D And the con men con but life goes on, for the city never sleeps. G D Bm F# And for an old forgotten soldier, the dawn will come no more.. G A D for the old man has come home..from the forest. OUTRO: D G A D Yes, the old man has come home..from the forest. A seventies smash from Kraziekhat.Home From The Forest:Ronnie Hawkins. #29 in 1970. #1.