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LEADER OF THE BAND  Dan Fogelberg

[G]An only c[C/G]hild alon[G]e and wild, a c[Bm]abinet maker's s[C]on
[Am]His hands were meant for d[Em]ifferent work and his [Am]heart was known to [C]none.[D]
[G]He left his [C/G]home and w[G]ent his lone and [Bm]solitary [C]way
. Am Em Am D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
And he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay
[G]A quiet[C/G] man of [G]music, den[Bm]ied a simpler f[C]ate
[Am]He tried to be a sol[Em]dier once but his [Am]music wouldn't w[C]ait[D]
[G]He earn[C/G]ed his lo[G]ve through discipline, a th[Bm]und'ring velvet h[C]and
. Am Em Am D7 G
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand
Chorus:
. C Bm C G
. The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old
. Am Em Am F D
. But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul
. C Bm C G
. My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man
. Am Em Am C G
. I'm just a living legacy to the lea--der of-- the band
.(C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
   [G]My brothers'[C/G] lives were d[G]ifferent for they [Bm]heard another c[C]all
   [Am]One went to Chic[Em]ago, the o[Am]ther to St. [C]Paul[D]
   [G]And I'm in [C/G]Colorad[G]o when I'm [Bm]not in some hot[C]el
   [Am]Living out this [Em]life I chose and [Am]come to k[D7]now so w[G]ell[C/G] [G]
. G7 C Am Em D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
(no lyrics)
   [G]I thank you[C/G] for the m[G]usic and your s[Bm]tories of the r[C]oad
   [Am]I thank you for the fr[Em]eedom when it c[Am]ame my time to [C]go[D]
   [G]I thank you[C/G] for the k[G]indness and the t[Bm]imes when you got t[C]ough
   [Am]And papa I don't [Em]think I said "I l[Am]ove you" [D7]near eno[G]ugh.
.
(Chorus followed by ending: )
. Am Em Am C D G
. I am the living legacy to the leader of the band
. (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G G7 C Am Em D7 G
.
Chord chart:
Am - 0 2 2 1 0 Bm - 2 4 4 3 -
C - 3 2 0 1 0 C/G 3 3 2 0 1 0
D x x 0 2 3 2 D7 x x 0 2 1 2
Em 0 2 2 0 0 0 F 1 3 3 2 1 1
G 3 2 0 0 0 3 G7 3 2 0 0 0 1
originally posted by Chris Butler SIMPed by Sennet
What do you think of this format? If you like it, then SIMP
(Stupidity Induced Music Page) format is for you. I SIMPed this song
because I want to play the song without spending a lot of time
practicing/memorizing it, my ear is not good, and I wanted it in a form
where I could play it correctly the even if I had not practiced it for
weeks.
I'm trying to get several hundred rock songs in this format. If you
are interested in cooperating, please Email me. I currently have
20 or 30 songs in the SIMP format, which I have found easier to
play than any other format I have seen.
SIMP format briefly:
A: Chords printed with every line
B: It should be easily printable on 1 (sometimes 2) pages.
C: Chord chart included.
D: If some of the chord changes aren't really apparent, put them
in ( ) so that some players can skip them
E: You should be able to play it really easily
Does this sound like something you are interested in? If so, please
E-mail me. If you're interested in bilaterally exchanging songs in SIMP,
I'll send you a list of what I have so far.
Happiness is a LEARNed condition - Tom Robbins, from "Another Roadside Attraction"
Sennnet@OCF.berkeley.edu

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