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Matthew  John Denver

"Matthew" as performed by John Denver
Brought to you by Mike Schweisthal (
Chords used: G:320003 Am:X02210 D:XX0232 C:X32010
[G]I had an uncle name of M[Am]atthew...[D]he was his father's only b[G]oy
Born just south of Colby, [Am]Kansas...[D]he was his mother's pride and j[G]oy
CHORUS: Yes, and joy wa[G]s just the thing h[C]e was raised[Am] on
Love w[D]as just a way to live and die[G] [C] [G]
Gold was just a windy [C]Kansas wheat f[Am]ield
Blue wa[D]s just a Kansas[C] summer sky[G]
And all the stories that he t[Am]old me[D] back when I was just a l[G]ad
All the memories that he g[Am]ave me...[D]all the good times that he h[G]ad
Growin' up a Kansas f[Am]armboy...[D]life was mostly havin' f[G]un
Ridin' on his daddy's sh[Am]oulders [D]behind a mule, beneath the s[G]un
Well, I guess there were some h[Am]ard times [D]and I'm told some years were l[G]ean
They had a storm in '[Am]47...[D]twister came and stripped 'em cl[G]ean
He lost the farm and lost his f[Am]amily...he lost the wh[D]eat, he lost his h[G]ome
But he found the family b[Am]ible [D]and faith as solid as a st[G]one
So he came to live at o[Am]ur house...[D]and he came to work the l[G]and
He came to ease my daddy's b[Am]urdens [D]and he came to be my fr[G]iend
So I wrote this down for Ma[Am]tthew...[D]it's for him this song is s[G]ung
Ridin' on his daddy's sh[Am]oulders [D]behind a mule, beneath the s[G]un

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