sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2007

Dan Fogelberg - The Leader of the Band (Video, Letra y Acordes de Guitarra)

Dan Fogelberg escribió esta canción para su padre que fue líder de una orquesta.

Su padre estaba enfermo en el hospital, y poco antes de morir le pudo cantar esta canción donde expresaba todo el amor y orgullo que tenía por él.

Esta canción se la dedico a mi Papá que hoy esta de cumpleaños.



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

Chorus:
. 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 lea--der of-- the band

.(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 chose and 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.
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(Chorus followed by ending: )
. Am Em Am C D G
. I am the 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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