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Forest Lawn  John Denver

Intro:
[E] [B7] [E]  
[G] [4]  
[B] [5] [7] [7] [5] [4] [5]  
[E] [4]  
Oh, lay me [E]down in Forest Lawn in a silver [B7]casket,
Put golden [B7]flowers over my head in a silver [E]basket.
Let the [A]drum and bugle corps blow [E]taps whil[E/Eb]e cannons[C#] roar,
Let [F#]sixteen liv'ried employees pass out [B7]souvenirs from the funeral store.
I [E]want to go[B7] simply, when I[E] go,
And they'll [G#]give me a simple fun'ral there, I[C#m] know,
With a [A]casket lined in fleece,
And [E]firework[E/Eb]s spelling out[C#] "Rest In Peace."
Oh,[F#] take me, when I'm[B7] gone, to Forest [E]Lawn.[B7]
Oh, lay me [E]down in Forest Lawn ? they under[B7]stand there,
And they [B7]have a heavenly choir and a military [E]band there.
Oh, just put me in their care and I'll [E]find my [E/Eb]comfort t[C#]here,
With [F#]sixteen planes in a last salute, [B7]dropping a cross in a parachute.
[E]I want to go [B7]simply, when I[E] go,
And[G#] they'll give me a simple fun'ral there, I[C#m] know,
With a[A] hunderd strolling strings,
And [E]topless[E/Eb] dancers in [C#]golden wings,
Oh,[F#] take me, when I'm[B7] gone, to Forest [E]Lawn ...[F#]
Oh, [B]come, come, come, come,
Come to the church in the wild[F#]wood,
Kindly [F#7]leave a contrib[B]ution in the pail.[B7]
Be as [E]simple and as trusting as a [B]child would,
And we'll[F#] sell you the church in the[B] dale.
To find a[E] simple resting place is my[B7] desire,
To lay me [B7]down with a smiling face comes a little bit [E]higher.
My[A] likeness, done in brass, will [E]stand i[E/Eb]n plastic[C#] grass,
And [F#]weights and hidden springs will tip its h[B7]at to the mourners filing past.
I [E]want to go [B7]simply, when I go,[E]
And they'll [G#]give me a simple fun'ral there, I[C#m] know.
I'll s[A]leep beneath the sand,
With [E]piped-in [E/Eb]tapes of [C#]Billy Graham.
Oh, [F#]take me, when I'm [B7]gone, to Forest [E]Lawn.
Rock of [E]Ages, [A]cleft for [E]me, for a s[B7]lightly higher [E]fee.
Oh, [F#]take me, when I'm[B7] gone, to Forest [E]Lawn. [A] [E]
A E (optional E7 for flourish)
Amen

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