Artist Placholder

Tend The Garden

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F 133211
C x32010
Dm xx0231
G 320003
Em 022000

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[Verse 1]
F
 I was young, it was the '60s, you see
Am
 I never wanted to be the chief of anything
F
 So it was singing in the church for me
Am
 Behind the organ was as close as I'd ever be
Dm
 There was a woman that I knew before
Am
 She was in Auckland, she was spoken for
Dm
 My hair was short, my skin was brown
Am
 I did construction work from town to town
F
 There were things we did and should not have done
Am
 Been half a century since I seen my sons
[Chorus]
F     G                  Em       F
Lord knows if they would ever forgive me
   C        Dm               F
I won't forgive myself, at least
             F     G            Em       F            C
There are strange forces in the air only time can unleash
      Dm             F  
In a way I still believe

[Verse 2]
F
 I fell in love, it was the '90s, you see
Am
 I met a woman across the Tasman in '83
F
 And we settled down and raised a couple kids
Am
 But I couldn't bring myself to tell 'em what I did
Dm
 I hope that one day if they find my sons
F
 They'll tell 'em everything that I've become
Dm
 And I will hold it 'til my dying breath
Am
When I tend the garden, I will think of them
F
 But my youngest kid, he can't shut his mouth
Am
 I guess it won't be long 'til the truth is out

[Chorus]
F     G                  Em       F
Lord knows if they would ever forgive me
   C        Dm               F
I won't forgive myself, at least
             F     G            Em       F            C
There are strange forces in the air only time can unleash
      Dm             F  
In a way I still believe

[Interlude]
You know, with your dad
He had his reasons
You know, to, to leave the island
Go to New Zealand, to go to Australia

[Interlude]
F  C  F  C
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F  C  F  G
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[Verse 3]
                    F
In the instance of pain
                            C
I look straight down at the iris
                F
If the irises fade
                         C   
I spend days out in the yard
                   Dm
In the absence of rain
                           G
I take a seat down at the organ
       G
And I play
          G
Lord, I play
Dm
Ah

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