Sweet Songs - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

Despite its gruesome subject-matter, this song always goes down well live.  

This version of Sweet Songs is included in my  album of original material, 'Footprints', and you can download it at the i-Tunes store.  You can find out more at www.peterwebster.org.uk.

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Chords

Capo at 4th Fret


C                 G7                   F                      G7

Sing those sweet, sweet songs to me,

C                 G7              F                       G7
Flaunt the words and make me sigh,

C                G7             F                      G7
Haunt me with their melodies

C            G7         F                      G7
One last time before I die



C             G7        F                      G7
My body won't obey my will

C             G7      F                       G7
And only dimly can I see;

C                     G7         F                      G7
Although my heart is beating still,

C               G7              F                    G7
I fear my strength is leaving me



Chorus

Am  G7               F
Lie  on the bed, next to me,

Am            G7       F
Share my fading history.

C              G7      F                      G7
Soon  my spirit shall be free

C            G7         F                   G7
And my mind at liberty.

Lyrics

Sing those sweet, sweet songs to me,

Flaunt the words and make me sigh,

Haunt me with their melodies

One more time before I die.

 

My body won't obey my will

And only dimly can I see;

Although my heart is beating still,

I fear my strength is leaving me.

 

Chorus

Lie on the bed next to me,

Share my fading history;

Soon my spirit shall be free

And my mind at liberty.

 

See this smile upon my lips?

Plant it in your memory:

That's how I'd like you to remember me,

If you ever think of me.

 

Repeat Chorus

 

I am proud that you were mine

And I'm glad you came to me.

You're every word on every line

Of a living poetry.

 

Repeat Chorus

Copyright © Peter Webster 2007

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