Chordproc: Devon Sproule

Devon Sproule


  1. Keep Your Silver Shined
  2. Plea For A Good Night's Rest

Keep Your Silver Shined

There are other versions in A and F!
C
We got the last of the apples,
G
Rosy just from the weather,
F
C
E
An orchard map spread out green and red.
C
A ten-cent yellow hat,
G
Rotten fruit kicked off the path.
F
C
Our hands in our pockets
E
And our pockets in our pants.
C
G
Racing out ahead to be the reddest heart beat beating,
F
C
E
Out on the scene busting blood through a young body.
C
A puddle with a jacket cap,
G
A picnic in a mountain pass,
F
C
E
A taste of summer coming back:
A
A summer swam by a foggy dam.
F#m
D
E
A Poughkeepsie scam around a mountain bend.
A
F#m
The season changed, the best of us changed.
D
E
The rest of us stuck behind to keep the silver shined.
F
G
A
C
A piano in a window bay
G
A straight back with a ribboned braid
F
C
E
Blue Ridge brick in an almond shade
C
A chin on a worn-out wrist.
G
A magnet with a grocery list says:
F
C
E
My, oh my, my toes get tired,
C
G
F
C
E
But I don't let on, or let go--I sing along.
C
Back home Ive got a couple friends
G
We drink together on the weekends
F
C
E
We keep our nails trimmed and fingers tough.
C
I've got a felt hat collection,
G
A dresser drawer to put my pants in.
F
C
E
What, oh, what more could a woman want?
C
I want an overhaul for my guitar,
G
A string endorsement and a shiney new car.
F
C
E
Piles of fruit and a fully stocked bar.
C
Money for a flight out west,
G
Cute shoes and a vintage dress,
F
C
E
Big, new houses for all my relatives.
A
F#m
I want to land in a tugging hand:
D
E
A youthful bed with a youthful plan.
A
F#m
I want to wait and take my time,
D
E
All my time, and keep my silver shined.
F
G
A
F
G
A



Plea For A Good Night's Rest

Capo VIII
C
There are thick stars up above
Am
Where the trees part themselves
Em
Thick dust among many
G
Corks lined up on the shelf
C
Am
Em
G
And bats in the attic we share, we share
C
There is smoke to kill mosquitoes
Am
Waiting just above to drink our blood
Em
And gas in a lamp that we light
G
When the sun goes down
C
Am
My love wakes shaking with nightmare
Em
G
And the night air pulls in close around
Am
F
Come revenant, come, come ye gentle host,
C
G
To my patient hip and across our sleeping coasts.
Am
F
Lay down your mantle, shot through with gold,
C
G
That we may lie again, here in sweet repose.
C
Am
Rest your arms down around the oars now
Em
G
And hear how the night continues on alive and well.
C
Am
When how rare the bird, how still the wind!
Em
G
And we still within it sigh and shift and turn, saying,
C
Sleep she comes to steal the ones who
Am
Fill their glass and leave the rest,
Em
Whose teeth get brushed, who eat enough,
G
And who know how to treat their friends.
C
Am
How long this night seems with
Em
G
No sign of a bright dream to guide us toward the day,
Am
G
....to guide us toward the day.
Am
F
Come revenant, come, come ye gentle host.
C
G
To my patient hip and across our sleeping coasts.
Am
F
Lay down your mantle, shot through with gold,
C
G
Am
That we may lie again, here in sweet repose, ah sweet.