For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her

Words & Music:

Paul Simon


G5(add2)   C6/D    G5(add2)    C6/D


G5(add2)            C6            C6/B Am(8)

What a dream I had, pressed in or-gan--dy,

G(10)               F(10)

Clothed in crinoline of smoky burgundy,

C(8)            D(10)

Softer than the rain.


G5(add2)                       C6            C6/B  Am(8)

I wandered empty streets, down past the shop dis---plays.

G(10)                    F(10)

I heard cathedral bells, tripping down the alleyway.

C(8)        D(10)

As I walked on.


G(10)                        C6                  C6/B  Am(8)

And when you ran to me, your cheeks flushed with the-- night.

G(10)                     F(10)

We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight.

C(8)        D(10)

I held your hand.




G5(add2)   C6/D

And when I awoke and felt your warm and near,

G(10)                   F(10)

I kissed your honey hair, with my grateful tears.

C(8)       D(10)

Oh, I love you, girl.

F(10)   C    C(add2)  G(add2)

Oh----, I--- love---- you!



G5(add2) = x x 12 12 10 10

C6/D     = x x 12 12 10  8


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