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1917  Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris 1917 Written by David Olney
Linda Ronstadt
[Gm]The strange young man who [Cm]comes to me
[D7]A soldier on a [Gm]three day spree
[Gm]He needs one night's cheap [Cm]ecstasy
[D7]And a woman's arms to [Gm]hide him
[Gm]He greets me with a [Cm]courtly bow
[D7]And hides his pain by [Gm]acting proud
[Gm]He drinks too much and he [Cm]laughs too loud
[D7]How can I [Gm]deny him.
( Gm F7 - 1 strum each - )
[Bb]Let us dance be[F]neath the moon
[Cm]I'll sing to you '[Gm]Claire de Lune'
[Bb]The morning always [F]comes too soon
[D7]But tonight the war is [Gm]over
[Gm]He speaks to me in [Cm]schoolboy French
[D7]Of a soldiers life [Gm]inside a trench
[Gm]Of the look of death and the [Cm]ghastly stench
[D7]I do my best to [Gm]please him
[Gm]He puts two roses [Cm]in a vase
[D7]Two roses sadly [Gm]out of place
[Gm]Like the gallant smile on his [Cm]haggard face
[D7]Playfully I [Gm]tease him
[Bb]Hold me neath the [F]Paris skies
[Cm]Let's not talk of [Gm]how or why
[Bb]Tomorrow's soon [F]enough to die
[D7]But tonight the war is [Gm]over
[Gm]We make love too [Cm]hard too fast
[D7]He falls asleep his [Gm]face a mask
[Gm]He wakes with the shakes and he [Cm]drinks from his flask
[D7]I put my arms [Gm]around him
[Gm]They die in the trenches and they [Cm]die in the air
[D7]In Belguim and France the [Gm]dead are everywhere
[Gm]They die so so fast there's no [Cm]time to prepare
[D7]A decent grave to s[Gm]urround them
[Bb]Old world glory [F]old world fame
[Cm]The old worlds gone [Gm]gone up in flames
[Bb]Nothing will ever [F]be the same
[D7]And nothing lasts f[Gm]orever
[Gm]Oh I'd pray for him [Cm]but I've forgotten how
[D7]And there's nothing nothing that can [Gm]save him now
[Gm]There's always another with the same f[Cm]unny bow
[D7]And who am I to deny [Gm]them
Lux aeterna Luce-at e-is
Domine cum sanctic tu-is in aeternum
Qui-a pius es
Requiem aeternaum dona e-is Domine
Qui-a pius es
Requiem aeternaum dona e-is Domine
Qui-a pius es
Et lux perpetua luce-at- e-is Cum sancris tu-is in
Aeternum qui-api-us es
[D7]Tonight the war is [Gm]over

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