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Where the silvery Colorado wends its way

 

              D                                                 G                         D

1. The twilight softly gathered round my home among the hills.

                                                                   A

    and all nature soon will settle down to rest,

                D                                             G                         D

    while I sit and sadly ponder and my heart with longing fills,

            A                    A7                   D

    as I often think of one that I love best.

 

                      D                                                   G                               D

2. We were wedded in the springtime and our hearts, they knew no pain,

                                                                   A

    fair nature seemed to smile on us that day,

                      D                                                     G                          D

    now she sleeps beneath the lilacs and she'll ne'er come back again,

                      A              A7                     D

    where the silver Colorado wends its way.

 

                      D                     A                                                    D

    There's a sob on every breeze and a sigh comes from the trees,

                    A                                                  D

    and the mockingbirds, they sing a sadder way,

                 D                                                      G                     D

    for the flowers creep no more 'round my cheerless cabin door,

                      A              A7                      D

    where the silver Colorado wends its way.

 

+ instrumental = verse 1

 

              D                                                G                      D

3. The silver snow is gleaming on your distant mountainside,

                                                               A

    where often used to wander Nell and I,

                   D                                           G               D

    and the birds are singing gaily in the valley far below,

                  A                          A7                        D

    where I long some day to lay me down and die.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                    D                                                    G                  D

4. Then our lives were gay and happy in the shadow of the hills,

                                                                 A

    my heart beats fonder for her day by day,

               D                                               G               D

    and I feel her presence near me, as I sit alone tonight,

                      A              A7                      D

    where the silver Colorado wends its way.

 

                      D                     A                                                     D

    There's a sob on every breeze, and a sigh comes from the trees,

                    A                                                   D

    and the mockingbirds, they sing a sadder way,

                 D                                                     G                      D

    for the flowers creep no more 'round my cheerless cabin door,

                      A              A7                      D

    where the silver Colorado wends its way.

 







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