Dan Fogelberg - The Last Nail Guitar Chords

Dan Fogelberg

adult standards, album rock, bubblegum pop, folk

Song versions: 1 2
Chords: C, D, F, Am7, Em7, Fmaj7, G, C/B, A, C/G
The Last Nail from "Captured Angel" (1975)
Standard tuning - Capo 0

[Intro]
| C | D F | C | D F | C | D F | C | D F |

[Verse]
|C           Am7     |Em7              |
 . I saw you running ahead of the crowd
|Fmaj7                           |C         G  |
 . I chased but never thought I'd catch you ..
|C              Am7              |Em7
 . You said you loved me, but you had to be free
      |Fmaj7      |C           G        |
 And I let you ... . Why did I let you?

[Verse]
|C             Am7               |Em7               |
 . We walked together through the gardens and graves
|Fmaj7                       |C     G  |
 . I watched you grow to be a woman ..
|C           Am7          |Em7
 . Living on promises that nobody gave
   |Fmaj7     |Fmaj7                 |C      C/B |
 To no one ... ... They were given to no one ..

[Bridge]
| Am7 | D | Am7 | D |

[Verse]
|C           Am7             |Em7                |
 . I started listening to the wind and the rain
|Fmaj7                                  |C       G  |
 . You strained your ears but could hear nothin' ..
|C             Am7                 |Em7
 . One night I thought I heard them whisper my name
           |Fmaj7      |Fmaj7 G |
 And I went runnin' ... ...   .

[Verse]
|C          Am7                |Em7              |
 . I left a trail of footprints deep in the snow
|Fmaj7                      |C          G  |
 . I swore one day I would retrace them ..
|C            Am7            |Em7
 . But when I turned around I found that the wind
     |Fmaj7         |Fmaj7               |C          C/B |
 Had erased them ... ... Now I'll never replace them ..

[Bridge]
| Am7 | D | Am7 | D ... Em7 |

[Chorus]
|G      Em7              |A        C    |
 . Fly away my sweet bird over the land
|G      Em7             |A           C   |
 . Take life for all the freedom you can
|G     Em7        |A             C             |A           C      |
 . But if you ever should need a man, well, the offer still stands

[Break]
| C | D F | C | A | C | D F | C | D |

[Verse]
|C               Am7       |Em7              |
 . I hear you've taken on a husband and child
|Fmaj7                         |C     G  |
 . And live somewhere in Pennsylvania ..
|C         Am7               |Em7
 . I never thought you'd ever sever the string
            |Fmaj7         |Fmaj7 G |
 But I can't blame you none ..    ..

[Verse]
|C            Am7           |Em7                |
 . So let the ashes fall and lay where they will
|Fmaj7                           |C       G  |
 . Just say that once you used to know me ..
|C               Am7               |Em7
 . One last time sing that old song we used to know
    |Fmaj7            |Fmaj7
 But this time sing . (This time sing)
    |Fmaj7                       |C      C/B |
 Oh, this time sing a little more slowly ..

[Bridge]
| Am7 | D | Am7 | D ... Em7 |

[Chorus]
|G      Em7              |A        C    |
 . Fly away my sweet bird over the land
|G      Em7             |A           C   |
 . Take life for all the freedom you can
|G     Em7        |A             C             |A           C      |
 . But if you ever should need a man, well, the offer still stands

[Outro]
| G | A C/G | G | A C/G | G | A C/G | A C/G | A C/G | G  |

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