Joan Baez

Love Song To A Stranger(Chords)

Joan Baez

Key: C

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Intro: C Cmaj7 F C G 

C                           Cmaj7                            F 
How long since I've spent a whole night in a twin bed with a stranger 
                   C         G 
His warm arms all around me? 
C                              Cmaj7                    F 
How long since I've gazed into dark eyes that melted my soul down 
                    C           G 
To a place where it longs to be? 
Em                                             F 
All of your history has little to do with your face 
       Bb                                       F     C   G 
You're mainly a mystery with violins filling in space 

    C                        Cmaj7                   F 
You stood in the nude by the mirror and picked out a rose, 
from the bouquet in our hotel 
    C                   Cmaj7                  F 
And lay down beside me again and I watched the rose, 
                    C G 
on the pillow as it fell 
Em                                             F 
I sank and I slept in a twilight with only one care; 
   Bb                                                       F    
to know that when day broke and I woke, that you'd still be there, 
you d still be there 

    C                          Cmaj7              F 
The hours for once they passed slowly, unendingly by 
                         C     G 
Like a sweet breeze on a field 
     C                    Cmaj7                 F 
Your gentleness came down upon me and I guess I thanked you, 
                      C    G 
When you caused me to yield 
   Em                                             F 
We spoke not a sentence and took not a footstep beyond 
    Bb                                              F    
Our two days together which seemingly soon would be gone, 
Soon would be gone 

      C                   Cmaj7                 F 
Don't tell me of love everlasting and other sad dreams, 
                C    G 
I don't want to hear 
     C                     Cmaj7                     F 
Just tell me of passionate strangers who rescue each other 
                   C     G 
From a lifetime of cares 
  Em                                               F 
Because if love means forever, expecting nothing returned 
       Bb                                           F 
Then I hope I'll be given another whole lifetime to learn, 

  C                          Cmaj7                   F 
Because you gave to me oh so many things it makes me wonder; 
                 C          G 
how they could belong to me? 
    C                  Cmaj7                      F 
And I gave you only my dark eyes that melted your soul down; 
                    C           G 
to a place where it longs to be

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