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Lover's Return

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Lover's Return

 

Lover's Return      written by A.P. Carter

 

G                            D

And so you have come back to me

                               G

And say the old loves growing yet

 G                               C    G

You've tried through all these weary years

          D                   G

You've tried too vainly to forget

                           D

Oh no I cannot take your hand

                              G                            

God never gives us back our youth

                        C      G

The loving heart you slighted then

       D                         G    

Was yours my friend in perfect truth

  

SOLO  

  G                              D

Come close and let me see your face

                                 G

Your raven hair is tinged with snow

                   C        G           

Oh yes it is the same dear face

    D                   G

I loved so many years ago

                          D                          

Oh no I cannot take your hand

                               G                             

God never gives us back our youth                      

                        C       G

The loving heart you slighted then

      D                          G

Was yours my friend in perfect truth  

 

SOLO

                          

G                         D

Farewell I think I love yet

                                    G

As friend to friend God bless you dear

                              C    G

And guide you through these weary years

                          D    G

To where the skies are always clear

                          D

Oh no I cannot take your hand

                             G

God never gives us back our youth

                      C         G

The loving heart you slighted then

     D                          G

Was yours my friend in perfect truth  

SOLO

 

  G                         D

Oh no I cannot take your hand

                             G

God never gives us back our youth

                      C         G

The loving heart you slighted then

     D                          G

Was yours my friend in perfect truth    

Thanks to Tracy Dewhirst for the chords for this song.







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