Eli's Song

Words & Music by Jack Williams
sung by John Denver
from Spirit (1976)


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Born in the month of June 
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No silver spoon to help you out
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Your mother had you natírally,
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Natírally is the way you came out
Am	 C7+/G  F  C
You know your own mind
         F         C	
and you show it to me
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Give me the high sign
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When you want to be free
    DM/	         C
And open up your eyes 
	Am     Em	F
To the wonder that you see
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See the airplane fly
	  Dm7	    G
See the trees rush by
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Be brave and strong when you hurt yourself
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And donít you have a worry in the world.
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For the love thatís been given you 
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is the one thing time canít erase
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and evíry day itís growiní
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like the knowiní smile upon your face
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Youíre startiní out strong
	   F	       C
you get a kick out of life
Am	     F    C
you like to sing song
   Dm7	        G
be in the spotlight
	 EM/	      C
And when evírybodyís watchiní you
    Am    Em   F
you shine so bright
	Em/G       C
See the airplane fly
	  Dm7	    G
See the trees rush by
Dm7		Em	      F	       C
Be brave and strong when you hurt yourself
     Dm7              G		   C
And donít you have a worry in the world.

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Am	 C7+/G  F  C
You know your own mind
	  F        C	
and you show it to me
Am	     F    C
Give me the high sign
	  Dm7         G
When you want to be free
    DM/	       C
And open up my eyes 
           Am     Em      F       
like your mother did for me.
	Em/G       C
See the airplane fly
	  Dm7	    G
See the trees rush by
Dm7		Em	      F	       C
Be brave and strong when you hurt yourself
     Dm7              G		   C 
And donít you have a worry in the world.
Dm7		  G            C
donít you have a worry in the world.

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