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LEADER OF THE BAND

Dan Fogelberg

 GC/GGBmC
 An only child alone and wild, a cabinet maker's son
 AmEmAmCD
 His hands were meant for different work and his heart was known to none. 
 GC/GGBmC
 He left his home and went his lone and solitary 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
 GC/GGBmC
 A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate
 AmEmAmCD
 He tried to be a soldier once but his music wouldn't wait 
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 He earned his love through discipline, a thund'ring velvet hand
. 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
 GC/GGBmC
   My brothers' lives were different for they heard another call
 AmEmAmCD
   One went to Chicago, the other to St. Paul 
 GC/GGBmC
   And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel
 AmEmAmD7GC/GG
   Living out this life I chose and come to know so well  
. G7 C Am Em D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
(no lyrics)
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   I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
 AmEmAmCD
   I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go 
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   I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
 AmEmAmD7G
   And papa I don't think I said "I love you" near enough.
.
(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"
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Am Bm C C/G D D7 Em G
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