A Meeting in the Wood

© 1986 Stephen Savitzky. CC-by-nc-sa.

Lyrics [pdf]

Am Em Am
  I found myself grown  weary with the  world
Dm Am Em Am
So I  got into my car and  drove, not  very  far,
Em Am Em Am
And  before the day was done I had  chased the  setting  sun
Em7 Am
To the  sea-cliffs where the breakers crashed and  curled.

I never knew how long it was I stood,
And I watched the seabirds fly and I heard their lonely cry
But at last I left the shore and the breakers' endless roar
And the path led back and through a little wood.

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D A
  There I saw a man who wore a cloak of  grey
D A Asus2 A
With a  bright sword by his side, and  swiftly he  did    ride
E7 A Asus2 A
Tall up on a milk-white steed, but he  stopped and  spoke to  me
E7 A
``Young  fool!'' he cried, ``Why wander back  this way?''

``There behind you are the cliffs that end the world
Where the dragons flame and fly in the endless empty sky
And the castle's ancient keep overhangs the vasty deep
And the Western Kingdom's banners are unfurled.

``For the tourney will be starting with the dawn
At the rising of the sun with a kingdom to be won.
We must ride and reach the walls before the darkness falls--''
Then he spurred his mount and quickly he was gone.

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Am Em Am
  Then I watched him as he  vanished from my  sight
Dm Am Em Am
And I  longed once more to stand on the  cliffs that  end the  land
E A Esus4 A
And I  wondered if I'd see endless  sky or  circled  sea
Em Am
But I  turned away to face the falling  night.

[A\min  G6  C  D  G]coda