From: Barrie McCombs <> Subject: l/gordon_lightfoot/home_from_the_forest.num HOME FROM THE FOREST Time: 4/4 Tenor: D Bass: C 1 * 4 1 * Oh the neon lights were flashing and the icy winds did blow * 3m 6m 6m7 4 1 * And the water seeped in-to his shoes and the drizzle turned to snow 4 1 6m 3 * His eyes were red, his hopes were dead, and the wine was running low 4 5 * 1 * (1 1sus4) And the old man came home____, from the forest____ 1 * 4 1 * His tears fell on the sidewalk as he stumbled in the street * 3m 6m 6m7 4 1 * A dozen faces stopped to stare, but no one stopped to speak 4 1 6m 3 * For his castle was a hallway, and the bottle was his friend 4 5 * 1 * And the old man stumbled in____, from the forest____ 1 * 4 1 * Up a dark and dingy staircase, the old man made his way * 3m 6m 6m7 4 1 * His ragged coat a-round him as up-on his cot he lay 4 1 6m 1 * And he wondered how it happened that he'd ended up this way 4 5 * 1 * Getting lost like a fool____, in the forest_____ And has he lay there sleeping, a vision did appear Upon his mantle shining, the face of one so dear Who'd loved him in the springtime of a long forgotten year When the wild flowers did bloom____, in the forest She touched his grizzled fingers and she called him by his name And then he heard the joyful sound of children at their games In a farmhouse on a hillside, on some forgotten town Where the river runs down____, from the forest With a mighty roar, the big jet soars, above the canyon streets And the con men con, but life goes on, for the city never sleeps And to an old forgotten soldier, the dawn will come no more For the old man has come home____, from the forest NOTES: - L2: Move 3m to "water" from "seeped" for easier change - L2: bass run 3m-6m SYMBOLS: - Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord - Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure - Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure CHORDS (Number System): - Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Key of C: C D E F G A B - Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt - Submitted by: Barrie McCombs (