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Caledonia Dougie Maclean
[C]I don't know if [G]you can see,
The [Am]changes that have come [F]over me.
In these [C]last few days I've [G]been afraid,
That I [Am]might drift [F]away.
I've been [C]telling stories, [G]singing songs,
That [Am]make me think about [F]where I come from.
[C]That's the reason [G]why I seem
So [Am]far away [F]today.
[C]Let me tell you that I [G]love you,
That I [Am]think about you all the [F]time.
Caledonia you're [C]calling me,
Now I'm [G]going [C]home.
But [C]if I shall become a [G]stranger,
Know that [Am]it would make me more than [F]sad,
Caledonia's been [G]everything I've ever [C]had.
Now I have moved and kept on moving,
Proved the points that I needed proving,
Lost the friends that I needed losing,
Found others on the way.
I have kissed the lads and left them crying,
Stolen dreams, yes there's no denying,
I have travelled hard sometimes with conscience
Somewhere in the wind.
Now I'm sitting here before the fire,
The empty room, a forest choir,
The flames have cooled. don't get any higher,
They've withered now they've gone.
But I'm steady thinking my way is clear,
And I know what I will do tomorrow,
When hands have shaken, the kisses flowed,
Then I will disappear.