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A wonderful song about making peace with our choices, the power of remembrance and hope
Standard Tuning: EADGBe Chords: Am x02210 F 133211 Bb7 x13131 FM7 1x3210 use thumb on 6th (E) string C x32010 FM7/G 3x3210 CM7 x35453 Fm6 130111 or 1x0111 use thumb on 6th (E) string D7/F# 2x0210 G 320003 D7 xx0210 Dm6 xx0431 Em 022000 Note: The song is originally played using a piano, the chords Are arranged for a guitar. Intro: C-Am-C-Am- C-Am-D7/F#-F-G- C Am Met my old lover in a grocery store C Am The snow was falling Christmas eve C Am I stole behind her in the frozen foods D7/F# FM7 G And I touched her on her sleeve C Am She didn't recognize the face at first C Am But then her eye flew open wide C Am She went to hug me and she spilled her purse D7 FM7 G And we laughed until we cried. Interlude: (Do intro chords) C Am She took her groc'ries to the check-out stand C Am The food was totaled up and bagged C Am We stood there lost in our embarrassment D7 FM7 G As the conversation dragged C Am Went to have ourselves a drink or two C Am But couldn't find and open bar C Am Bought a six-pack at the liquor store D7 FM7 G And we drank it in her car. Refrain: Am F We drank a toast to innocence G Am We drank a toast to now Am F We tried to reach beyond the emptiness G But neither one knew how. (2nd Verse Chords) She said she married her an architect Who kept her warm and safe and dry She would've liked to say she loved the man But she didn't like to lie. I said the years had been a friend to her And her eyes was still as blue But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I Saw a doubt of gratitude. C Am She said she saw in the record stores C Am And that I must be doing well C Am I said the audience was heavenly D7 F But the travelling was hell. Refrain: Am F We drank a toast to innocence G Am We drank a toast to now Am F We tried to reach beyond the emptiness G But neither one knew how. Am F We drank a toast to innocence, G Am We drank a toast to time. Am F Reliving in our eloquence G pause Another "auld lang syne." (2nd Verse Chords) The beer was empty and our tongues were tired And running out of things to say She gave a kiss to me as I got out And I watched her drive away Just for a moment I was back in school And felt that old familiar pain And as I turned to make my way back home FM7/G-G The snow turned into rain. Outro: CM7-Dm6-CM7-F-G, C-Fm6-Em- F-G-Bb7-CM7