Chordproc: Michael Chapman

Michael Chapman


  1. A Stranger's Map Of Texas
  2. Among The Trees
  3. Dewsbury Road
  4. Kodak Ghosts
  5. Postcards Of Scarborough
  6. Sometimes You Just Drive
  7. That Time Of Night
  8. Twisted Road

A Stranger's Map Of Texas

Tuning: Drop D



Among The Trees

Intro and middle section:
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Among the trees I have lain and passed my golden days
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Among the trees I have spent all my summers in a haze
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Of lazy afternoons, watching all the rain
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As it patterns the verandah, then disappears again
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Come the sun...
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How I wish I could return to those summers once again How I wish I could just sit in the presence of a friend Making music or just listening to the birds so far from sight Watching as the dark shades of evening turn to night Gone the sun... Among the trees I have lain and passed my golden days Among the trees I have spent all my summers in a haze Of lazy afternoons, watching all the rain As it patterns the verandah, then disappears again Gone the sun...



Dewsbury Road




Kodak Ghosts

Nothing to do but sit with the doubt Watching the clouds and the weather Since you've been gone you know it's been a little hard But at last I got my loneliness together I pretend to myself that I'm much better off No one to make me waste my time And if I'm feeling down there's only me to blame It's me that's on the end of the line Maybe it's as well that I part such a thought For ages I had nothing new to show you But now I see your memory making love in some hotel But when I recollect I didn't know you Sometimes in the night I take a lazy walk To the tree where we made our first confession Of love and of permanence and other vicious lies All the things that now need no impression Rewind I've nothing to do but sit with the doubt Watching the clouds and the weather Since you've been gone you know it's been a little hard But at last I got my loneliness together



Postcards Of Scarborough

Capo II
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Two postcards of Scarborough just to keep in my mind
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To hide away up there and help me remind
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Myself of time past and time passing
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I went down to the harbour just to catch a bite to eat
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Boats along the quayside and seagulls round my feet
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Remind me of when we were there together
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The food was so tasteless
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And the wine was so stale
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I looked in the mirror
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And my face was so pale
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Not like when we were there together
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I took a walk up to Paradise like we did before
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But there's nothing there like Paradise to me anymore
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Not since we've been there together
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I sleep in the same room and the walls they are so white
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But there's nothing there to warm me in the cool of the night
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Not like when we were here together.
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The food it is so tasteless
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And the wine is so stale
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I look in the mirror
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And my face is so pale
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Not like when we here there together
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Two postcards of Scarborough just to keep in my mind
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To hide away up there and help me remind
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Myself of time past and time passing
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Myself of time past and time passing
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time past and time passing
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time passing



Sometimes You Just Drive

Tuning: DADGAD
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Trees caught fire, sky turned red Fish in the river turned up dead Water still rising, no sign of a storm The sun don't shine to keep us warm
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I sent a prayer, a prayer up to the Lord
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I'm still waiting, waiting on my reward
Some rivers run deep, some run wide Some run dark, their secrets to hide I sent a prayer, a prayer up to the Lord I'm still waiting, waiting on my reward Don't let it rain, don't let it pour Don't let the wind blow through my door I sent a prayer, a prayer up to the Lord I'm still waiting, waiting on my reward How did I get here, lucky to be alive Sometimes you live, but sometimes you just drive I sent a prayer, a prayer up to the Lord I'm still waiting, waiting on my reward



That Time Of Night

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It's just a memory in the distance Like some long-lost railroad line It's a thread that can't be broken It runs through your life and through mine Oh, I love it when you want me You know I love it when you care You know I don't scare easy
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But I do get scared
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Because it's that time of night When nothing seems to turn out right And dreams can drift right out of sight Because it's that time of night It's that time of night
We have left behind Places others never get to There are some places hard to find That I recall but you forget to And oh, sometimes you make me wonder Will I stumble, will I fall? Take me for what I am I'm not alone Because it's that time of night When nothing seems to turn out right And dreams can drift right out of sight And lovers start to fuss and fight Oh but what is wrong and what is right? Just because it's that time of night It's that time of night It's that time of night It's that time of night When nothing seems to turn out right And dreams can drift right out of sight And lovers start to fuss and fight Oh but what is wrong and what is right? Just because it's that time of night It's that time of night It's that time of night



Twisted Road

Tuning: Drop D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mor3weaziD4
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Oh the road ain't straight and life ain't fair
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There's just too many rules
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Do we fly through thin air?
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Or do we sail this ship of fools?
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But I never said it would be easy
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I never said it would be this way
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I always thought there could be darkness
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Just before the light of day
So take your time, 'cause the life you lead Just might be the life you save And it might seem strange, but the open road Can be home to the brave But I never said it would be easy I never said it would be this way I always thought there could be darkness Just before the light of day So if a crooked man walks a twisted road The lines are long, but let them roll This poor man wants to ride in style Towards his crock of gold But I never said it would be easy I never said it would be this way I always thought there could be darkness Just before the light of day