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Leader of the band

Dan Fogelberg



Intro:
 G7CAmEmDGC/GGC/GGC/GG
Verse:
 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
 AmEmAmD7GC/GGC/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
 GC/GGBmC
 He earned his love through discipline, a thund'ring velvet hand
 AMEmAmD7G
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand
Chorus:
 CBmCG
 .    The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old
 AmEmAmFD
 .    But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul 
 CBmCG
 .    My life has been a poor attempt    to  imitate   the    man
 AmEmAmCG
 .    I'm just a living  legacy to the lea--der of-- the band

 C/GGC/GGC/GG
          
 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 

 G7CAmEmD7GC/GGC/GGC/GG
                      
(no lyrics)
 G C/GGBmC
   I thank youfor the music and your stories of the road
 AmEmAmCD
   I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go
 GC/GGBmC
   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: )
 AmEmAmCDG
               I am the living  legacy to the leader of    the band
 C/GGC/GGC/GGG7CAmEmD7G
                                              
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Corrected by Bill Littleton. View original
Am Am Bm C C/G D D7 Em F G G7
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