Dan Fogelberg

 An only child alone and wild, a cabinet maker's son
 His hands were meant for different work and his heart was known to none. 
 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
 A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate
 He tried to be a soldier once but his music wouldn't wait 
 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
. 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
   My brothers' lives were different for they heard another call
   One went to Chicago, the other to St. Paul 
   And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel
   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)
   I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
   I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go 
   I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
   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
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"

Am Bm C C/G D D7 Em G
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