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Thread #71662   Message #1227783
Posted By: M.Ted
17-Jul-04 - 03:19 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req: A Year to Go By (Phil Ochs)
Subject: RE: Chord Req: phil ochs- a year to go by
As a start, here are the lyrics. From Phil Ochs Homepage most songs have the chords posted as well, but not this one--I've never heard it, and don't have a recording of it---if the melody is a traditional or borrowed melody, let me know and I'll figure them out--

A Year to Go By

By Phil Ochs

Here I am
10 years have I
Watch me run, watch me play, watch me cry
Time has no time
The world is mine
And it takes 10 years for a year to go by

Here I am
Now 21
Learned all I need for a life that's just begun
I know the rules
Old men are fools
And it takes 7 years
For a year to be done

Here I am
Past 42
All that I know now if only then I knew
Tricked by time
Now I find
That it takes just a year
for a year to be through

Here I am
As old as old
All sayings have been said
All stories have been told
Taught by time
The greatest crime is to
Live less than a year
when a year has unrolled
Less than a year
when a year has unrolled