Topic: Suburban Pastoral

Spring is here in northern Virginia and with it all the new life and growth that nature brings. I know the yard work that goes with spring will eventually get old but for now I am enjoying it, so much so that I wrote this song.
{t: Suburban Pastoral}
{st: By Jeff Gilpin}
{c: May 5, 2013}

[C/G]I look all a[CMaj7]round me and [Am7]see so much [CMaj7]life
It a[C/G]stounds me some[CMaj7]times that I [Am7]wonder out [CMaj7]loud
When [F/C]I'm all a[F/D]lone when [F/C]I’m in a [F/D]crowd
Or [G]when we’re out walking to[F/C]gether on a trail through the [C/G]woods [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]
[C/G]Just yester[CMaj7]day while I [Am7]worked in the [CMaj7]yard
All [C/G]whirling a[CMaj7]round as they [Am7]float to the [CMaj7]ground
[F/C]Thousands of [F/D]whirlybirds [F/C]meandering [F/D]down
As [G]they try to spread little [F/C]maples all through the [C/G]world  [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]

{soc}And as I [F/C]sweep up my sidewalk and my driveway too
I [C/G]marvel at all that I [F/C]see
I wonder what all of the [G]maples
Think about [C/G]me  [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]{eoc}

As[C/G] I do my [CMaj7]yard work I [Am7]know pretty [CMaj7]soon
I’ll [C/G]be back a[CMaj7]gain to con[Am7]tinue this [CMaj7]chore
As if [F/C]driving back [F/D]nature just [F/C]makes it grow [F/D]more
Yet I still [G]prod it along with [F/C]treatments that accentu[C/G]ate [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]
Some [C/G]flowers are [CMaj7]blooming and [Am7]some are just [CMaj7]buds
And [C/G]some now are [CMaj7]shriveled their [Am7]show about [CMaj7]over
Their [F/C]annual [F/D]visit each [F/C]year I dis[F/D]cover
The [G]beauty of nature as [F/C]winter evolves into [C/G]spring [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]

{soc}And as I [F/C]bag up all my yard trimmings 
I [C/G]marvel at all that I [F/C]see
I wonder what the grass and the [G]flowers
All think about [C/G]me  [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]{eoc}

[C/G]There in my [CMaj7]holly tree [Am7]I see a [CMaj7]nest
That some [C/G]house finches [CMaj7]made [Am7]early this [CMaj7]spring
To a[F/C]void all the [F/D]weather and [F/C]do other [F/D]things
Now [G]more little finches a[F/C]light throughout the [C/G]branches[CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]
Other [C/G]birds at the [CMaj7]feeder and [Am7]at the bird[CMaj7]bath
But they [C/G]bolt when I [CMaj7]check them to [Am7]fill and to [CMaj7]clean
But there’s [F/C]no way to [F/D]tell them [F/C]I’m not very [F/D]mean
I’m [G]sure they’ll come back a[F/C]gain once I’m [C/G]gone [CMaj7] [Am7] [CMaj7]

{soc}And as I [F/C]wash out the birdbath and refill the feeder
I [C/G]marvel at all that I [F/C]see
I wonder what all of the [G]birds
Think about [C/G]me  [CMaj7] [C/G]{eoc}

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR

Re: Suburban Pastoral

Good one again jets,I rate it Four sake shots out of five. I think you must have some Bob Dylan in your songwriting.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: Suburban Pastoral

Thanks Dino. I am a big Dylan fan for sure.

J  E  T  S
...and yet a Redskins fan ...long story...HTTR