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Thread #92247   Message #1760963
Posted By: GUEST,Don Meixner
15-Jun-06 - 05:34 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: Short Grass (Ian Tyson)
Subject: Lyr Add: SHORT GRASS (Ian Tyson)
Well, I used to know this song. Now I'm drawing chord blanks.
Can anyone give me a heads up here?

I'll say thanks in advance.

Don


THE SHORT GRASS by Ian Tyson

The sun burns the snow high on the mountains
It runs and it flows as it falls
Silt and soil, down it boils
Down thru the valleys the gold river rolls
To the plains

The range land lies high up from the river
The coulees are dry where the short grass grows
Fields of hay, cottonwood shade
Green patch of home in the high dusty lands
The river flows

Early evening light, boys practice roping
The day fades away, the night rolls on
Lives of pride; men who ride
They keep the old skills that came down the trail
From Mexico

The long river winds thru green years and dry years
Brand'em in the spring, ship'em in the fall
A new colt foaled; the mare grows old
Cycle of changes in this changless land
Where the short grass grows
In this changless land where
The short grass grows