A Song For

Townes Van Zandt

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 Bm
 Ribbons of love
 ABm
please keep me true sane
 EmBm
 until I reach home on the morrow
 BmABm
 never never to wander again
 EmBm
I'm weak and I'm weary of sorrow

 D
 London to Dublin
 ABm
Australia to Perth
 Em
gazed at your sky
 GBm
tasted your earth
 G
 sung out my heart
 ABm
for what it was worth
 EmBm
 never again shall I ramble

..progression is the same for the rest of the song (verse-chorus-verse-chorus..)

There's nowhere left
in this world where to go
my arms, my legs they're a-tremblin'
thoughts both clouded and blue as the sky
not even worth the rememberin'

Now as I stumble
and reel to my bed
all that I've done
all that I've said
means nothin' to me
I'd soon as be dead
all of this world be forgotten

No words of comfort
no words of advice
nothin' to offer a stranger
gone the love, gone the spite
it just doesn't matter no longer

My sky's getting far
the ground's gettin' close
my self goin' crazy
the way that it does
I'll lie on my pillow
and sleep if I must
Too late to wish I'd been stronger
too late to wish I'd been stronger

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Submitted by John Kearney
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I've been playing this song real regular since Jan. 1. I do it a bit
different from what Robert has posted, so here goes:

capo 2nd fret, chords shown are as if no capo was used. ie: Am = Bm, C = D,
etc.

A Song For
Townes Van Zandt

 AmGAm
 Ribbons of love please keep me true sane
 FCAm
 until I reach home on the morrow
 AmGAm
 never never to wander again
 FCAm
I'm weak and I'm weary of sorrow

 CGAm
 London to Dublin, Australia to Perth
 FCAm
gazed at your sky, I tasted your earth
 FCAm
 sung out my heart for what it was worth
 GAm
 never again shall I ramble

The rest is as Robert wrote:

>...progression is the same for the rest of the song
> (verse-chorus-verse-chorus..)
>
>There's nowhere left
>in this world where to go
>my arms, my legs they're a-tremblin'
>thoughts both clouded and blue as the sky
>not even worth the rememberin'
>
>Now as I stumble
>and reel to my bed
>all that I've done
>all that I've said
>means nothin' to me
>I'd soon as be dead
>all of this world be forgotten
>
>No words of comfort
>no words of advice
>nothin' to offer a stranger
>gone the love, gone the spite
>it just doesn't matter no longer
>
>My sky's getting far
>the ground's gettin' close
>my self goin' crazy
>the way that it does
>I'll lie on my pillow
>and sleep if I must
>Too late to wish I'd been stronger
>too late to wish I'd been stronger

Remember, there's more than one way to play a song. The right way is what
works for you. ;-)

Townes wrote a lot of songs. I think he wrote this one for himself.

Thanks Townes...

jk


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