My Father chords – Melanie Safka

 Melanie Safka - My Father


## NOTE: The last verse and Outro are all on the chord G ##


CAPO: 1st Fret


INTRO:  G C G C G 


My father always promised us
 C G 
We would live in France

We'd go sailing on the Seine
     C D Em 
And I would learn to dance


              A 
We lived in Ohio then
     D Dm 
And he worked in the mines
                     G 
On his dreams, like boats, we knew 
 C Bb G 
We would sail in time___



All my sisters soon were gone
    C G 
To Denver and Cheyenne

Marrying their grownup dreams
     C D Em 
The lilacs and the man


             A D 
I stayed behind the youngest
                        Dm 
And only danced alone
                   G 
The colours of my father's dreams
 C Bb G 
Faded without a sound



And now I live in Paris
        C G 
And my children dance and dream

Hearing the story of a miner's life
    C D Em 
In words they've never seen


                 A             
I sailed my memories of old
      D Dm 
Like boats across the Seine
                   G 
And I watched the Paris sun
 C Bb G 
Set in my father's eyes again



My father always promised us

We would live in France

We'd go sailing on the Seine

And I would learn to dance


OUTRO:   (## fade to end ##)
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