Shannon    (video)

 

    D - G - D - G (2x)

 

    D                Em                - A                               G         D     - Bm

1.     Another day is at end        Mama says she's tired again,

                           E       F#      G         - A

    no one can even begin to tell her.

D                  Em                    - A                           G               D    - Bm

    I hardly know what to say        but maybe it's better that way.

                            E          F#           G         - A

    If Papa were here I'm sure he'd tell her.

 

D                       G                            D                   C   - G

    Shannon is gone, I hope she's drifting out to sea,

D                     G                        C  - Em - G - A

    she always loved to swim away.

D                       G                     D                   C   - G

    Maybe she'll find an island with a shady tree.

D                       C       G           Bm     - E

    just like the one in our backyard.

 

    D                     Em                   - A                          G          D   - Bm

2.     Mama tries hard to pretend       things will get better again,

                                 E           F#     G          - A

    somehow she's keeping it all inside her.

D                         Em                        - A

    But finally the tears fill our eyes,

                               G                    D       - Bm

    and I know that somewhere tonight

                                 E           F#      G           - A

    she knows how much we really miss her.

 

                              G                       C                      D     - G

+  CHORUS      +      Just like the one in our backyard.

 

+  D - G - D - G (2x)        +  D - G - D - G (2x)  - D

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Henry Gross)