#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------# #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the # #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. # #------------------------------------------------------------------------------# # Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 13:18:13 -0800 (PST) From: "M. Schweisthal" <mschweis@u.washington.edu> Subject: Chords/Lyrics to "Sit Down Young Stranger" by Gordon Lightfoot "Sit Down Young Stranger" by Gordon Lightfoot Brought to you by Mike Schweisthal [mschweis@u.washington.edu] Chords used: G:320003 C:X32010 D:XX0232 A:X02220 E:022100 INTRO: | G | G C G I'm standin' at the doorway, my head down in my hands C G D Not knowin' where to sit, not knowin' where I stand G C G My father looms above me, for him there is no rest C G D My mother's arms enfold me and hold me to her breast G C G "They say you've been out wanderin', they say you've traveled far C G D Sit down, young stranger and tell us who you are" G C G The room has all gone misty, my thoughts are all in spin C G D G "Sit down, young stranger and tell us where you been" C G "Well, I've been up to the mountain, I've walked down by the sea C G D I never questioned no one and no one questioned me G C G My love was given freely and oft-times was returned C G D I never came to borrow, I only came to learn G C G Sometimes it did get lonely, but it taught me how to cry C G D And laughter came to easy for life to pass me by G C G I never had a dollar that I didn't earn with pride C G D 'Cause I had a million daydreams to keep me satisfied" INTERLUDE: | G | G | C | G | C | G | D | G | A D A "And will you gather daydreams, or will you gather wealth? D A E How can you find your fortune if you cannot find yourself?" A D A My mother's eyes grow misty, there's a tremblin' in her hand D A E "Sit down, young stranger, I do not understand A D A And will you try and tell us that you've been too long at school? D A E That knowledge is not needed, that power does not rule? A D A That war is not the answer, that young men should not die? D A E Sit down young stranger, I wait for your reply" A D A "The answer is not easy for souls are not reborn D A E To wear the crown of peace, you must wear the Crown of Thorns A D A If Jesus had a reason, I'm sure he would not tell D A E They treated him so badly, how could he wish them well?" A D A The parlor now is empty, there's nothin' left to say D A E My father has departed, my mother's gone to pray A D A There's rockets in the meadows and ships out on the sea D A E The answer's in the forest, carved upon a tree: D A E A "John loves Mary,"...does anyone love me?