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Stranger Song

Emmylou Harris

 F#mEEsusF#m
 DGDA
It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
 AsusAE
Who said they were through with dealing
 F#m
Every time you gave them shelter
 E
know that kind of man
 F#m
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
 EF#m
Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender,
 EF#mEEsusF#m
Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender.     
 DGDA
 And  sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
 AsusAE
You find he did not leave you very much
 F#m
Not even laughter
 EF#m
 Like any dealer he was watching for the card
 E
That is so high and wild
 F#m
He'll never need to deal another
 EF#m
 He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
 EF#mEEsusF#m
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger         
 DGD
And then leaning on your window sill
 AAsusA
 He'll say one day you caused his will
 EF#m
 To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
 E
 And  taking from his wallet
 F#m
An old schedule of trains, he'll say
 EF#m
 I told you when I came I was a stranger
 EF#mEEsusF#m
told you when I came I was a stranger        
 DGD
But now another stranger seems
 AAsusA
To want you to ignore his dreams
 EF#m
As though they were the burden of some other
 E
 O you've seen that man before
 F#m
His golden arm dispatching cards
 EF#m
But now it's rusted from the elbows to the finger
 EF#m
And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter
 EF#mEEsusF#m
Yes he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter.     
 DGDA
hate to watch another tired man
 AsusA
Lay down his hand
 EF#n
Like he was giving up the holy game of poker
 E
And while he talks his dreams to sleep
 F#m
You notice there's a highway
 EF#m
That is curling up like smoke above his shoulder.
 EF#m
It is curling just like smoke above his shoulder.
 DGD
You tell him to come in sit down
 AAsusAE
 But something makes you turn around
 EF#m
The door is open you can't close your shelter
 E
You try the handle of the road
 F#m
It opens do not be afraid
 EF#m
It's you my love, you who are the stranger
 EF#mEEsusF#m
It's you my love, you who are the stranger.        
 DGD
 Well, I've been waiting, I was sure
 AAsusA
We'd meet between the trains we're waiting for
 EF#m
 I think it's time to board another
 EF#m
Please understand, I never had a secret chart
 E
To get me to the heart of this
 F#m
Or any other matter
 E
When he talks like this
 F#m
You don't know what he's after
 E
When he speaks like this,
 F#mEEsusF#m
You don't care what he's after.       
 DGD
 Let's meet tomorrow if you choose
 AAsusA
 Upon the shore, beneath the bridge
 EF#m
 that they are building on some endless river
 E
Then he leaves the platform
 F#m
For the sleeping car that's warm
 EF#m
You realize, he's only advertising one more shelter
 EF#m
And it comes to you, he never was a stranger
 EF#mEEsusF#m
And you say ok the bridge or someplace later.          
 DGDA
And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
 AsusAE
You find he did not leave you very much
 F#m
Not even laughter
 EF#m
 Like any dealer he was watching for the card
 E
That is so high and wild
 F#m
He'll never need to deal another
 EF#m
 He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
 EF#mEEsusF#m
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger         
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KCRW 4/9/97


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