Id Be That Meadow

words and music by Howard Ashby Kranz

A D A

1. The old green hills glow in the first light of morning;

Bm C#m B E

they know that Im leaving, the way that I came.

A D A

The leaves brush my shirt where you stitched the four seasons,

D A E A

both never and always becoming the same.

E D A

Chorus: The best thing Ive been has been being your lover;

Bm C#m B E

if I could have one wish I know what Id be:

A D A

Id be those hills, where you homestead and garden;

D A E A

Id be that meadow where you can walk free.

 

 

A D A

2. Now you just get uneasy when I watch your hands weaving;

Bm C#m B E

my feet just kick, aimless, on the soil youve tilled.

A D A

And the more that I need you, the less I am to you;

D A E A

Im going back to the city, and the life I must build.

E D A

Chorus: The best thing Ive been has been being your lover;

Bm C#m B E

if I could have one wish I know what Id be:

A D A

Id be those hills, where you homestead and garden;

D A E A

Id be that meadow where you can walk free.

 

Break:

A D A

3. And we will write letters, and we will share friendship;

Bm C#m B E

well live our lives well, and do gladly our part.

A D A

Well find other lovers, the ones we belong with,

D A E A

and a tear like a diamond will live in my heart.

E D A

Chorus: The best thing Ive been has been being your lover;

Bm C#m B E

if I could have one wish I know what Id be:

A E D A

Id be those hills, where you homestead and garden;

D A E A

Id be that meadow where you can walk free.

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