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Sonnys Dream chords

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There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
The chorus is played after each verse.

If you would rather use his key, just transpose 2 half-steps down with the
transpose button on this page (top left)

Standard tuning: E-A-D-G-B-e

Originally the song is played with the chords Bb, Eb and F instead of C, F and G,
but I tabbed it like this for the same open effect that Ron Hynes has. 

[Verse 1]

Sonny lives on a farm on a wide open space
                                         F           C
Where you can take off your sneakers and give up the race
You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed
          F                                     C   G
But Sonny always remembers what it was his Mama said

The chords are the same throughout, but I'll list them again in the chorus for 
timing references.


     Oh, Sonny don't go away, I am here all alone
                                   F           C
     And your daddy's a sailor who never comes home
     And the nights get so long and the silence goes on
             F                                  C    G
     And I'm feeling so tired, I'm not all that strong

[Verse 2]
(same as verse 1)

Sonny carries a load though he's barely a man
There ain't all much to do, still he does what he can
And he watches the sea from a room by the stairs
And the waves keep on rollin', they've done that for years

[Verse 3]
(same as verse 1)

And it's a hundred miles to town, Sonny's never been there
And he goes to the highway and stands there and stares
And the mail comes at four and the mailman is old
Oh, but he still dreams his dreams full of silver and gold

[Verse 4]
(same chords) 

Sonny's dreams can't be real, they're just stories he's read
They're just stars in his eyes, they're just dreams in his head
And he's hungry inside for the wide world outside
And I know I can't hold him though I've tried and I've tried

This is a great song by a Newfie named Ron Hynes, The Man of a Thousand Songs.
There are several versions of Sonny's Dream, but Ron Hynes wrote it.


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Who66 1,218 Aug 26, 2012 03:52 PM

Yeah! thanks for posting.

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AileenD 10 Jul 31, 2013 03:52 PM

this does NOT match the song on you tube at all.

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McW1419 101 Jun 10, 2015 03:23 PM

So sorry AileenD , I just updated the introduction to the song. The chords are Bb, Eb and F, I just used the open chords because Ron Hynes tunes down a full step to have an open effect on the guitar. Transpose two half-steps down to match his key! But I really suggest playing it open!

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