The time has come    (video)

 

    F - Dm - G (2x)

 

           Dm           G           C          F      G                  C

1. The time has come to part, my love, I must go away,

       Dm            G           C         F         G                   C

    I leave you now my, darling girl, no longer can I stay.

             F           Em           F             Am        G                    F

    My heart like yours is breaking, together we will prove strong,

             E                     Am           G           F           Em          Dm  - C - G

    the road I take will show the world the suffering that goes on.

 

            Dm       G             C             F               G                    C

2. The gentle clasp that holds my hand must loosen and let go,

Dm              G             C                F                G                        C

    Please, help me through the door, though instinct tells you “no”.

             F     Em  F                     Am             G          F

    Our vow it is eternal and will bring you dreadful pain,

              E                             Am     G                F         Em     Dm  - C - G

    but if our demands aren't recognised, don't call me back again.

 

     Dm           G         C               F   G                    C

3. How their sorrow touched us all in those final days,

           Dm        G             C             F           G                           C

    when it was time she held the door and touched his sallow face.

             F          Em      F       Am       G             F

    The flame he lit by leaving is still burning strong,

E                           Am       G           F           Em        Dm    - C - G

    by the light it's plain to see the suffering still goes on.

 

           Dm           G           C          F      G                  C

4. The time has come to part, my love, I must go away,

       Dm            G           C         F         G                   C

    I leave you now my, darling girl, no longer can I stay.

 

 

    (Christy Moore)