The Afternoon

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        C         G             C
How she loved the dawn's golden colors
                           G    C
Brushed on the tree-arched vestibule
 F           Dm     F
Alone, she'd go out dancin'
                               G
'Cross the quilt of morning dew
      C        G      C
Had a soul for risin' early
      F         Dm      F
And a heart for leavin' soon
   G       F         Em     Dm
Oh how she loved the morning
   F                   Em   C
So God took her in the afternoon

                    C    G         C
Her prayers spilled over earth and water
                           G           C
Kissed the snow fields and climbed the hills,
            F         Dm    F   
Cracked the mountains of Virginia,
                          G
Touched the hem of Jesus' will
          C        G     C
Yes sweet daybreak was a lover
    F            Dm       F
But he could not heal her wound
   G       F         Em     Dm
Oh how she loved the morning
   F                   Em   C
So God took her in the afternoon

F                           C/G
  Today the wind's a little colder
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  The sun drifts 'cross a pallid sky
F                         Am
  And the land is full of shadows
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  Cast by dark clouds passing by

      C        G       C
In my dreams I see her laughing
                  G        C
In the mist she's still at play
        F       Dm     F
So each morning I go   lookin'
                            G
For the child who could not stay
        C         G      C
Now she fills the fallow green fields
       F      Dm       F
With a memory-laced perfume
   G       F         Em     Dm
Oh how she loved the morning
   F                   Em   C
So God took her in the afternoon
   G       F         Em     Dm
Oh how she loved the morning
   F                   Em   C
So God took her in the afternoon

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