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"Remember The Mountain Bed"
                              F                                C        	        Bb	
 
Do you still sing of the mountain bed we made of limbs and leaves? 
	Bb	                                                              F         C
Do you still sigh there near the sky where the holly berry bleeds? 
	  F		Bb
You laughed as I covered you over with leaves. Face, breast, hips, and thighs
                       F	Bb	                     F
You smiled when I said the leaves were just the color of your eyes 

	F                                  C        	        Bb
Rosin smells and turpentine smells from eucalyptus and pine 
	Bb	F	C
Bitter tastes of twigs we chewed where tangled wood vines twine 
	F	Bb
Trees held us in on all four sides so thick we could not see 
	F	Bb	                         F
I could not see any wrong in you, and you saw none in me 

	F	C  	Bb
Your arm was brown against the ground, your cheeks part of the sky 
	Bb	F	C
Your fingers played with grassy moss, as limber you did lie 
	F	Bb
Your stomach moved beneath your shirt and your knees were in the air 
	F	Bb	F
Your feet played games with mountain roots as you lay thinking there 

	F	                                C                            	Bb
Below us the trees grew clumps of trees, raised families of trees, and they 
	Bb	F		C
As proud as we tossed their heads in the wind and flung good seeds away 
	F	Bb
The sun was hot and the sun was bright down in the valley below 
	F	Bb	F
Where people starved and hungry for life so empty come and go 

	F	C	Bb
There in the shade and hid from the sun we freed our minds and learned 
	Bb	F	C
Our greatest reason for being here, our bodies moved and burned 
	F	Bb
There on our mountain bed of leaves we learned life's reason why 
	F	Bb	F
The people laugh and love and dream, they fight, they hate to die 

	F		C	Bb
The smell of your hair I know is still there, if most of our leaves are blown 
	Bb	F	C
Our words still ring in the brush and the trees where singing seeds are sown 
	F	Bb
Your shape and form is dim but plain, there on our mountain bed 

	F	Bb	F
I see my life was brightest where you laughed and laid your head... 

	F	C		Bb
I learned the reason why man must work and how to dream big dreams 
	F	C
To conquer time and space and fight the rivers and the seas 
	F	Bb
I stand here filled with my emptiness now and look at city and land 
	F	Bb	F
And I know why farms and cities are built by hot, warm, nervous hands 

	F	C	Bb
I crossed many states just to stand here now, my face all hot with tears 
	F		C
I crossed city, and valley, desert, and stream, to bring my body here 
	F	Bb
My history and future blaze bright in me and all my joy and pain 
	F	Bb	F
Go through my head on our mountain bed where I smell your hair again. 

	F	C		Bb
All this day long I linger here and on in through the night 
	F	C
My greeds, desires, my cravings, hopes, my dreams inside me fight: 
	F	Bb
My loneliness healed, my emptiness filled, I walk above all pain 
	F	Bb	F
  Back to the breast of my woman and child to scatter my seeds again


            
            
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