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Leader of the band  Dan Fogelberg



Intro:
[G7] [C] [Am] [Em] [D] [G] [C/G] [G] [C/G] [G] [C/G] [G] 
Verse:
[G]An only c[C/G]hild alon[G]e and wild, a c[Bm]abinet maker's [C]son
[Am]His hands were meant for [Em]different 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
And he[Am] gave to me a gi[Em]ft I kn[Am]ow I n[D7]ever can repay[G] [C/G] [G] [C/G]
[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
His g[AM]entle means o[Em]f sculpting souls to[Am]ok m[D7]e ye[G]ars to understand
Chorus:
.    [C]The leader of the ba[Bm]nd is tired and his[C] eyes are growing o[G]ld
.    But his b[Am]lood runs through my i[Em]nstrument and his so[Am]ng is in my [C]soul [D]
.    [C]My life has been a p[Bm]oor attempt    to  [C]imitate   the    m[G]an
.    I'm [Am]just a living  le[Em]gacy to the [Am]lea--der [C]of-- the [G]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 n[Bm]ot 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: )
               I [Am]am the living  l[Em]egacy to the [Am]leader [C]of [D]   the b[G]and
                              [C/G]  [G]  [C/G] [G]  [C/G]  [G]  [G7] [C] [Am] [Em] [D7] [G]
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