Life in 3/4 Time

Deserted Streets, Empty Spaces 4/4 Time Key of A Major or G Major

Deserted streets, and empty spaces, (A-C#m) (G-Bm)

Where’s everyone gone today? (D-A) (C-G)

I miss them familiar faces, (A-C#m) (G-Bm)

Why was it they had to go away? (D-A E7 to A ) (C-G-D7-G)

Roads go quiet every afternoon. (A-D) (G-C)

Grandkids shelter behind closed doors. (E7-A) (D7-G)

They won’t visit till the next blue moon. (A-D) (G-C)

When leaves have fallen to the forest floor. (E7-A) (D7-G)

Kids are like trees, they spread branches,

Their hearts want to wander and roam.

But noone is outside, takin chances,

And you can’t go very far from home.

Deserted streets, and empty spaces,

Where’s everyone gone today?

I miss them familiar faces,

Why was it they had to go away? (E7 to A) (D7-G)

Friends who sing country stopped comin round,

You can’t hear live music played no where.

There’s no browsin bookstores in the downtown,

Grocery shelves, well, they’re kinda bare.

What did you do in the great pandemic?

Did you wash your soul till it was raw?

Was it a joke, or a gimmick?

Did it help your heart begin to thaw?

Deserted streets, and empty spaces,

Where’s everyone gone today?

I miss them familiar faces,

Why was it they had to go away?

Repeat last line w/E7 and A (D7-G)

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Who Made The World-Key of D Major

For Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

Don’t exactly know what a prayer is. (D-G-G5)

Who made the world? Who made the swan, (D-Gmaj7)

And the little black bear? (D)

I can see the sky, the clouds and the stars. (D-G-G5)

I can hike the hills, stroll through the fields. (D-Gmaj7)

And be alone. (G-D)

I know how to lie down, hide in the grass.

I can be alert, simple and blessed,

Like a little striped frog.

I can hear the wind, high in the trees.

And the singing bird, who shares his song.

Then flies away.

Instrumental Break

Don’t exactly know what a prayer is.

Who made the world? Who made the swan,

And the little black bear?

I know there’s only so many mornings.

Doesn’t everything die at last,

And too soon?

Tell me, friend, what are you gonna do? (D-G) 


With your one, wild, precious life? (D-Gmaj7-G-D)

What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do? (Gmaj7-D)

Out with E7-G-D

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The Winter Of Life-Key of G Major 4/4 Time

I keep seeing people, never seen before. (G-C)

Lost me some friends won’t be around no more. (D7-C-G)

Feel lonely outside when I walk around,

Seems I’m a stranger in my own home town.

Homeless man on the street, begs for food,

Accepts handouts with gratitude.

East wind’s blowing, (uh-huh) he’s nowhere to go.

Downtown the folks always tell him no.

It’s the winter of life, he can’t pay

Still he tries to get by everyday.

The winter of life, might not be here long, (Em-C-Am)

Lost and alone in my country song. (D7-C-G)

I keep seeing people, never seen before.

At night they come knocking on my door.

I leave it wide open, they walk right in.

And wonder about what might have been.

On the river, an old man fishes alone.

Wife moved on awhile ago, kids don’t phone.

Gotta little brown dog, keeps him company.

They watch the water flow out to sea.

It’s the winter of life, he don’t wonder why.

Throws a line in the river, time goes by.

The winter of life, might not be here long,

Fishing with dogs in my country song.

I keep seeing people, never seen before.

Wearing clothes I left at a Goodwill store.

They look a lot like me, like I used to be,

Now I’m a man they hardly see.

I wonder sometimes, am I in the way,

And does it matter if I go or stay.

That’s the way it is, I don’t count the years,

Or waste my days on fears and tears.

The winter of life, seen a lot on the way.

Gonna get where I’m goin day by day.

The winter of life, might not be here long,

Leaving behind my old clothes and a country song.

Repeat Last Line D7-C-D7-G

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