Dreams go by    (video)

 

    Em - D7             +  G - C - D7 - Em - Bm - Am - D - D7

 

         G                                 D

1. There you stand in your dungarees,

                 Em                            D

    looking all grown up and so very pleased,

                       G                                                D

    when you write your poems, they have so much to say.

                        Em                                              D

    When you speak your dreams, it takes my breath away

               C                                                G                       Em

    You know I want to be a ball player, a regular slugging fool,

            C                                  D                  C       D            G

    but both our dreams must wait awhile until we finish school.

 

              G                                       C

And so you and I, we'll watch our years go by,

                             D7                           Em          Bm      Am

we'll watch our sweet dreams fly far away, but maybe someday.

    G                                              C

I don't know when, but we will dream again,

                     D7                        Em          Bm      Am     - D - D7

and we'll be happy then 'till our time just drifts away.

 

        G                                  D

2. There you stand in your wedding dress,

                      Em                   D

    you're so beautiful that I must confess.

      G                                   D

    I'm so proud you have chosen me,

                  Em                          D

    when a doctor is what you want to be.

               C                                                  G               Em

    You know I want to be a painter, girl, a real artistic snob,

               C                                D

    But I guess we'll have our children first,

                            C           - D           G

    you'll make a home, I'll       get a job.

 

+  CHORUS

 

    Em                        D                        C                 Am

+        Listen to the seasons passing, listen to the wind blow,

     Em                 D                           C                       Am      D

    listen to the children laughing, where do broken dreams go ?

 

        G                                 D

3. There you stand in your tailored suit,

                     Em                                   D

    so many years gone by, but you're still so cute.

           G                                    D

    We take the car to go and meet the bus,

                      Em                              D

    when our grandchildren come to visit us.

             C

    You say you should have been a ballerina, babe,

                     G                            Em

    there are songs I should have sung,

               C                                  D

    but I guess our dreams have come and gone,

                       C                D            G

    you gotta dream when you are young.

 

              G                                       C

And so you and I, we'll watch our years go by,

                             D7                           Em          Bm      Am

we'll watch our sweet dreams fly far away, but maybe someday.

    G                                              C

I don't know when, but we will dream again,

                     D7                        Em          Bm      Am

and we'll be happy then 'till our time just drifts away.

 

+  G - C - D7 - Em - Bm - Am

 

+  CHORUS  ....

 

    (Harry Chapin)