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Forty-Five Years

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Where the Earth show it bones of wind broken stone and the sea and the sky are one
I'm caught out of time, my blood sings with wine and I'm running naked in the sun
There's God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees and the sky is a painful blue
I'd like to look around, but Honey all I see is you.

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah but Honey what the hell's it for
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find a way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty five years from now.

The summer city lights will soften the night 'Til you'd think that the air is clear
And I'm sitting with friends where forty-five cents will buy another glass of beer
He's got something to say, but I'm so far away that I don't know who I'm talking to
'Cause you just walked in the door, and Honey, All I see is you.

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah but Honey what the hell's it for
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find a way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty five years from now.

So alone in the lights on stage every night I've been reaching out to find a friend
Who knows all the words, sings so she's heard and knows how all the stories end
Maybe after the show she'1l ask me to go home with her for a drink or two
Now her smile lights her eyes, but Honey, all I see is you.


And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah but Honey what the hell's it for
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find a way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty five years from now.

And I just want to hold you closer than I've ever held anyone before
You say you've been twice a wife and you're through with life
Ah but Honey what the hell's it for
After twenty-three years you'd think I could find a way to let you know somehow
That I want to see your smiling face forty five years from now.

####.... Stan Rogers ....####

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Capo 3rd fret

Where the {G}Earth show it bones of wind broken stone and the {D}sea and the sky are one
I'm {Am}{D}caught out of time, my {C}blood sings with wine and I'm {D}running naked in the sun
There's {G}God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees and the sky is a painful blue
I'd {Am}like to look around, but {C}Honey all I {D}see is {G}you.

Intro to chorus G-C-G-D

And I {C}just want to hold you closer than I've ever {G}held {C}anyone {G}before
You say you've {C}been twice a wife and {G}you're through with life
Ah but {Am}Honey what the hell's it {D}for
After {C}twenty-three years you'd think I could find a {G}way to let you {C}know {G}somehow
That I {Am}want to see your smiling face {D}forty five years from {G}now.

Alternate tabs

Where the {G}Earth show it bones of wind broken stone and the {D/F#}sea and the sky are one
I'm {Am}caught out of time, my {C}blood sings with wine and I'm {D/F#}running naked in the sun
There's {G}God in the trees, I'm weak in the knees and the {D/F#}sky is a painful blue
I'd {Am}like to look around, but {C}Honey all I {D/F#}see is {G}you.

Intro to chorus is G-C-G-D/F#

{G}And I {C}just want to hold you closer than I've ever {G}held anyone {C}before
You say you've {C}been twice a wife and you're {G}through with life
Ah but {Am}Honey what the {Am/G}hell's it for{D/F#}
After {C}twenty-three years you'd think I could find a way {G}to let you {C}know somehow{G}
That I {Am}want to see your {Am/G}smiling face {D/F#}forty five years from {G}now.

The {G}summer city lights will soften the night 'til you'd {D}think that the air is clear
And I'm {Am}sitting with friends where for{C}ty-five cents will {D}buy another glass of beer
He's got some{G}thing to say, but I'm so far away that I {D}don't know who I'm talking to
'Cause {Am}you just walked in the door, and {C}Honey, All I {D}see is {G}you.

So al{G}one in the lights on stage every night I've been reac{D/F#}hing out to find a friend
Who {Am}knows all the words, {C}sings so she's heard and {D/F#}knows how all the stories end
Maybe {G}after the show she'1l ask me to go home {D/F#}with her for a drink or two
Now her {Am}smile lights her eyes, but {C}Honey, all I {D/F#}see is {G}you.

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