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From: Barrie McCombs 
Subject: l/gordon_lightfoot/home_from_the_forest.num

HOME FROM THE FOREST   Time: 4/4   Tenor: D   Bass: C

       1                *                4             1     *
Oh the neon lights were flashing and the icy winds did blow

        *     3m        6m     6m7           4                 1     *
And the water seeped in-to his shoes and the drizzle turned to snow

    4                  1                        6m               3    *
His eyes were red, his hopes were dead, and the wine was running low

        4            5     *            1       *    (1   1sus4)
And the old man came home____, from the forest____

    1                 *              4               1       *
His tears fell on the sidewalk as he stumbled in the street
  *     3m    6m         6m7        4                 1       *
A dozen faces stopped to stare, but no one stopped to speak
        4            1                6m             3       *
For his castle was a hallway, and the bottle was his friend
        4                5   *            1       *
And the old man stumbled in____, from the forest____

     1              *              4                1    *
Up a dark and dingy staircase, the old man made his way
    *      3m     6m        6m7   4             1    *
His ragged coat a-round him as up-on his cot he lay
       4               1                  6m            1     *
And he wondered how it happened that he'd ended up this way
        4           5     *          1        *
Getting lost like a fool____, in the forest_____

And has he lay there sleeping, a vision did appear
Upon his mantle shining, the face of one so dear
Who'd loved him in the springtime of a long forgotten year
When the wild flowers did bloom____, in the forest

She touched his grizzled fingers and she called him by his name
And then he heard the joyful sound of children at their games
In a farmhouse on a hillside, on some forgotten town
Where the river runs down____, from the forest

With a mighty roar, the big jet soars, above the canyon streets
And the con men con, but life goes on, for the city never sleeps
And to an old forgotten soldier, the dawn will come no more
For the old man has come home____, from the forest

- L2: Move 3m to "water" from "seeped" for easier change
- L2: bass run 3m-6m

- Asterisk (*) =  new measure, play same chord
- Period (.)   =  1/8 note rest at start of a measure
- Underline(_) =  sustain note into next measure

CHORDS (Number System):
- Example:     1    2    3    4    5    6    7
- Key of C:    C    D    E    F    G    A    B
- Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt

- Submitted by:  Barrie McCombs (bmccombs@acs.ucalgary.ca)

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frankowillo 60,883 Jun 19, 2016 10:57 PM, edited on June 20 2016, 02:57 am

Use chords not numbers!!

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