October 01, 2006

The Leader of the Band / Dan Fogelberg Chords & Lyrics

Learn to play and sing the songs that have keept your fondest memories alive! Jingle SongHits Favorites brings you timeless classics that have always warmed our hearts. Let these songs take you back to all those wonderful years. It's yesterday once more.


Artist: Dan Fogelberg

Intro: G7 C Am Em D G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
G (C/G) G Bm C
An only child alone and wild, a cabinet maker's son
Am Em Am C D
His hands were meant for different work and his heart was known to none.
G (C/G) G Bm C
He left his home and went his lone and solitary way
Am Em Am D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
And he gave to me a gift I know I never can repay
G (C/G) G Bm C
A quiet man of music, denied a simpler fate
Am Em Am C D
He tried to be a soldier once but his music wouldn't wait
G (C/G) G Bm C
He earned his love through discipline, a thund'ring velvet hand
Am Em Am D7 G
His gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand

C Bm C G
The leader of the band is tired and his eyes are growing old
Am Em Am F D
But his blood runs through my instrument and his song is in my soul
C Bm C G
My life has been a poor attempt to imitate the man
Am Em Am C G
I'm just a living legacy to the lea--der of-- the band

(C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G

G (C/G) G Bm C
My brothers' lives were different for they heard another call
Am Em Am C D
One went to Chicago, the other to St. Paul
G (C/G) G Bm C
And I'm in Colorado when I'm not in some hotel
Am Em Am D7 G (C/G) G
Living out this life I chose and come to know so well
G7 C Am Em D7 G (C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G
(no lyrics)
G (C/G) G Bm C
I thank you for the music and your stories of the road
Am Em Am C D
I thank you for the freedom when it came my time to go
G (C/G) G Bm C
I thank you for the kindness and the times when you got tough
Am Em Am D7 G
And papa I don't think I said "I love you" near enough.

(Chorus followed by ending: )
Am Em Am C D G
I am the living legacy to the leader of the band
(C/G) G (C/G) G (C/G) G G7 C Am Em D7 G

More Jingle Song Hits Favorites: How Deep Is Your Love / The BeeGees

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