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