Dreamers on the Rise

 

Written by John Stewart

 

This is (mainly) the version from "The Last Campaign" (85, also released under the title "American Hero"), but the song is also on "Revenge of the Budgie"(83), "Neon Beach Live 1990", "Live at the Turf Inn, Scotland"(94 or 95), "Airdream Believer"(95) and "Front Row Music: Before the War"(01).  John plays the song in "D" most times, I play it in "G", suits my voice better.  Anybody having trouble with transposing- b/c me. Enjoy- Jan.

 

 

(G)(D)Oh, (G)once we were (C)dreamers on the (G)rise,

We were (G/F#)the (Em)sun where the (C)sun (D7)never (G)shines,

And we (D)were (G)gold where the (C)night bird only (Bm)flies.

Oh, thats a (G)long (G/F#)time, you (Em)know,

For that (Bm)kind of wind to (C)blow,

(G)Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)rise.

 

(D)And (G)twice we said (C)wed begin a(G)gain,

And we made (G/F#)a (Em)vow that (C)wed re(D7)main as (G)friends,

And, fall(D)ing (G)down, we said (C)we shall rise a(Bm)gain.

Oh, thats a (G)long (G/F#)time, you (Em)know,

For that (Bm)kind of wind to (C)blow,

(G)Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)mend,

Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)mend.

 

And (D)if (G)three wishes (C)came into my (G)life,

Id (G/F#)say (Em)one was to (C)gaze in(D7)to your (G)eyes,

And Id (D)say (G)two would be (C)turning back our (Bm)lives.

Threes a (G)long (G/F#)way to (Em)go

For that (Bm)kind of wind to (C)blow,

(G)Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)rise,

Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)rise.

 

(D)Oh, (G)once we were (C)dreamers on the (G)rise,

We were (G/F#)the (Em)sun where the (C)sun (D7)never (G)shines,

And we (D)were (G)gold where the (C)night bird only (Bm)flies.

Oh, thats a (G)long (G/F#)time, you (Em)know,

For that (Bm)kind of wind to (C)blow,

(G)Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)rise,

Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)dreamers (D)on the (G)rise,

Long (G/F#)time a(Em)go, we were (C)drea(G)mers (D)on (D7)the (G)rise.(D)(G)

 

John Stewart, All Rights Reserved

 

janhauenstein@gmx.de

 

2002