Autumn Of My Life Bobby Goldsboro
In the [Eb]spring of my [Cm]life, she [Ab]came to [Eb]me.
She brought sunshine where [Cm]winter [Cm7]winds had [Fm7]blown.[Bb7]
[Bb11]Then I [Eb]took her for my [Gm]wife in the [Ab]spring of my [Eb]life,
[G]And she [Cm]brought me a [Bb11]joy I'd [Bb7]never [Eb]known.[Fm7] [Eb]
And the years they went by in the spring of my life.
And in summer she blessed me with a child.
Love continued to grow in the summer of my life
And in every morning sun I saw her smile.
But in the autumn of my years I noticed the tears,
And I knew that our life was in the past.
Though I tried to pretend, I knew it was the end,
For the autumn of my life had come at last.
Now what, what do you say to a child of ten?
How do you tell him his daddy's goin' away?
Do I tell him that I reached the autumn of my life
And that he'll understand some winter's day?
Now a rose can't be found on a snow-covered ground,
And the sun cannot shine through cloudy skies.
But I'm richer, you see, for the years she gave to me,
And I'm content in the autumn of my life.
A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.