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(Bill Staines)

[Southern Sunset]

Open D tuning: DAF#DAD; Capo 2nd fret, Key of E

I was born in the path of the winter wind
Raised where the mountains are old
There springtime waters came dancing down
I remember the tales they told
The whistling ways of my younger days
Too quickly have faded on by
But all of their memories linger still
Like the light in a fading sky

River take me along
In your sunshine sing me your song
Ever moving, and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let's you and me river
Run down to the sea

I've been to the city and back again
I've been moved by some things that I've learned
Met a lot of good people and called them friend
Felt the change when the seasons turned
I've heard all the songs that the children sing
And I've listened to love's melodies
Felt my own music within me rise
Like the wind in the autumn trees

Someday when the flowers are blooming still
Someday when the grass is still green
My rolling waters will round the bend
And flow into the open sea
So here's to the rainbow that's followed me here
And here's to the friends that I've known
Here's to the song that's within me now
I will sing it where e'er I go