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Lyr/Chords Req: Love Song to a Stranger (Joan Baez

rock chick 28 Jun 01 - 10:06 AM
IvanB 28 Jun 01 - 08:09 PM
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GUEST,chris 30 Nov 10 - 02:48 AM
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Subject: Chords req Love song to a stranger
From: rock chick
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 10:06 AM

Can anyone help I'v been searching for thr chords to 'Love Song To A Strager' I only heard it sung by Joan Baez.

Thanks


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: LOVE SONG TO A STRANGER (Joan Baez
From: IvanB
Date: 28 Jun 01 - 08:09 PM

  C                                                            F
How long since I've spent a whole night in a twin bed with a stranger
C G7
His warm arms all around me?
C F
How long since I've gazed in the dark eyes that melted my soul down
C G7
To a place where it longs to be?
C7 F
All of your history has little to do with your face
Bb F C
You're mainly a mystery with violins filling in space

Actually, you might want to cheat and bring it up one step so you're playing D G D A7, etc. That way you'd avoid the dreaded Bb chord.

2. You stood in the nude by the mirror and picked out a rose
From the bouquet in our hotel
And lay down beside me again and I watched the rose
On the pillow as it fell
I sank and I slept in a twilight with only one care
To know that when day broke and I woke that you'd still be there
You'd still be there

3. The hours for once they passed slowly, unendingly by
Like a sweet breeze on a field
Your gentleness came down upon me and I guess I thanked you
When you caused me to yield
We spoke not a sentence and took not a footstep beyond
Our two days together which seemingly soon would be gone
Soon would be gone

4. Don't tell me of love everlasting and other sad dreams
I don't want to hear
Just tell me of passionate strangers who rescue each other
From a lifetime of cares
'Cause if love means forever, expecting nothing returned
Then I hope I'll be given another whole lifetime to learn

5. 'Cause you gave to me oh so many things it makes me wonder
How they could belong to me
And I gave you only my dark eyes which melted your soul down
To a place where it longs to be


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Subject: RE: Chords request Love song to a stranger
From: rock chick
Date: 29 Jun 01 - 08:01 AM

Thanks a million Ivan B, never thought I would find this information, again thanks


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Love Song to a Stranger (Joan Baez)
From: GUEST,chris
Date: 30 Nov 10 - 02:48 AM

And does anyone have the chords of 'Love Song to a Stranger Part 2'??? I couldn't find it on the web. Thanks a lot! Chris


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Love Song to a Stranger (Joan Baez)
From: GUEST,Philly Chris
Date: 02 Dec 10 - 01:15 PM

I would change the C7 to an Em. I would also play a G chord instead of a G7. If you listen closely, I think she plays a Cmaj7 right before she hits her F chords. (Nice touch)
Great song.........   one of her best!!


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: LOVE SONG TO A STRANGER (PART 2)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 11:53 AM

Hi, i was looking for the chords of love song to a stranger - part 2 and didn't find anything, but your post (3 years ago). Well, that's was real laziness : Hope you've find it since, but if not i took my guitar search a little and here it is.
best whises from France (and hope my english is not too bad)
Mario
mario.bonini@free.fr


LOVE SONG TO A STRANGER (PART 2)
As sung by Joan Baez on "The Complete A&M Recordings" (2003)

Em                           D
They brought me a beautiful basket of fruit
    C                   G   
And two finger bowls of glass
    B7                     Em   
The couch is gold with a floral design
       G                   D
And the wine is Germany's best
    Em          B7       Em
And the wine is Germany's best

My thoughts drift into the frozen night
Frankfurt is covered with snow
And numbly they ride on an icy wind
To places they're longing to go
To places they're longing to go

I remember the tall dark Irish rose
Who held me in my limousine
And slept with me under a burgundy quilt
With sheets of silk in between
Well, anyway, that's how it seemed

I thought I wanted to marry him
His face was sculpted by God
His words were gentle and ever so true
And soft as the Irish fog
And lost in the Irish fog

I remember the boy from the monastery
Who wanted to be a monk
But he brought flowers and wine to my room
And we both got happily drunk
And we both got perfectly drunk

He laughed like the chimes of a silver bell
His eyes were alexandrite blue
He danced the t'ai chi with the grace of a deer
And I wanted to marry him too
Yeah I wanted to marry him too

There was that son of a dog from the Tennessee hills
Kept telling me I was still young
He spoke in pure southern and smoothed out the lines
Round my eyes saying I was the one
Forever that I'd be the one

He drank and he cussed and he wrote his own songs
He was very much on the go
We followed each other for over a year
I couldn't have married him though
So we just lived in sin on the road

There was that black-eyed beauty from Boston town
Two days were never too long
He stood by the mirror and picked out the rose
But I already wrote him a song
Yeah, I already wrote him a song

So here I sit with my basket of fruit
And two finger bowls of glass
I finished my bottle of Germany's best
And concluded my thoughts on the past
That love is a pain in the ass


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