Dan Fogelberg

Leader of the band

Dan Fogelberg

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Leader of the band

	  		Intro: G7 C Am Em D G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G  
Verse:  
G        (C/G)    G              Bm              C    
An only child alone and wild, a cabinet maker's son,   
Am                        Em                    Am                 C    D  
His hands were meant for different work and his heart was known to none.   
G           (C/G)     G                Bm       C  
He left his home and went his lone and solitary way  
.      Am            Em     Am    D7            G   (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G  
And he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay. 
  
G      (C/G)   G         Bm             C    
A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate,  
Am                  Em                Am              C    D  
He tried to be a soldier once but his music wouldn't wait.  
G      (C/G)    G                          Bm               C    
He earned his love through discipline, a thund'ring velvet hand.  
.    Am              Em                      Am      D7      G    
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand. 
  
tabchorus
. C Bm C G . The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old . Am Em Am F D . But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul. . C Bm C G . My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man. . Am Em Am C G . I'm just a living legacy to the leader of the band.
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.(C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G G (C/G) G Bm C My brothers' lives were different, for they heard another call. Am Em Am C D One went to Chicago, the other to St. Paul, G (C/G) G Bm C And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel Am Em Am D7 G (C/G) G Living out this life I've chosen, come to know so well. . G7 C Am Em D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G (no lyrics) G (C/G) G Bm C I thank you for the music and your stories of the road. Am Em Am C D I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go. G (C/G) G Bm C I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough, Am Em Am D7 G And, Papa, I don't think I said "I love you" near enough. . (Chorus followed by ending: ) . Am Em Am C D G . I am a living legacy to the leader of the band . (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G G7 C Am Em D7 G .

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