The Things Weve Handed Down chords – Marc Cohn

 [Verse 1]
 F C
Don't know much about you
       Dm Bb
Don't know who you are
            F C
We've been doing fine without you
               Dm Bb
But, we could only go so far
 F C
Don't know why you chose us
          Dm Bb
Were you watching from above
          F C
Is there someone there that knows us
           Dm Bb     |  F  /  C  / |  Bb  /  C  / |
Said we'd give you all our love
[Verse 2]
          F C
Will you laugh just like your mother
          Dm Bb
Will you sigh like your old man
             F C
Some things skip a generation
           Dm Bb
Like I've heard they often can
           C Dm
Are you a poet or a dancer
   F C Bb
A devil or a clown
      F C Dm
Or a strange new combination of
     Bb C F   /   C  / |  Bb  /  C  / |
The things we've handed down
[Verse 3]
   F C
I wonder who you'll look like
           Dm Bb
Will your hair fall down and curl
 F C
Will you be a mama's boy
    Dm Bb
Or daddy's little girl
          F C
Will you be a sad reminder
                Dm Bb
Of what's been lost along the way
       F C
Maybe you can help me find her
        Dm Bb F   /   C  / |  Bb  /  C  / |
In the things you do and -- say
           C Dm
And these things that we have given
          F C Bb
They are not so easily found
     F F/E Dm
But you can thank us later
 C Bb C F   /   F/E  / |  Dm
For the things we've handed down
     Bb C F    /   F/E  / |  Dm  /  Bb
The things we've handed down
[Verse 4]
              F C
You may not always be so grateful
         Dm Bb
For the way that you were made
      F C
Some feature of your father's
            Dm Bb
That you'd gladly sell or trade
     F C
And one day you may look at us
     Dm Bb
And say that you were cursed
     F C
But over time that line has been
   Dm Bb
Extremely well rehearsed
        C Dm
By our fathers, and their fathers
         F C Bb
In some old and distant town
             F C Dm
From places no one here remembers
          Bb C F   /  F/E  / |  Dm
Come the things we've handed down
     Bb C F    /   F/E   / |  Dm
The things we've handed down
     Bb C F
The things we've handed down