Forest Lawn chords By John Denver Guitar Chords

Forest Lawn chords By John Denver Guitar Chords

           D                               A7      
Oh, lay me down in Forest Lawn in a silver casket,
           A7                               D
Put golden flowers over my head in a silver basket.
        G                         D        D/C#     B        
Let the drum and bugle corps blow taps while cannons roar,
    E                                  A7
Let sixteen liv'ried employees pass out souvenirs from the funeral store.
  D         A7             D
I want to go simply, when I go,
            F#                               Bm
And they'll give me a simple fun'ral there, I know,
       G
With a casket lined in fleece,
    D       D/C#          B
And fireworks spelling out "Rest In Peace."
   E                A7               D            A7
Oh, take me, when I'm gone, to Forest Lawn.

           D                               A7      
Oh, lay me down in Forest Lawn – they understand there,
         A7                                   D
And they have a heavenly choir and a military band there.
                                       D       D/C#     B        
Oh, just put me in their care and I'll find my comfort there,
     E                               A7
With sixteen planes in a last salute, dropping a cross in a parachute.
D            A7            D
I want to go simply, when I go,
   F#                                        Bm
And they'll give me a simple fun'ral there, I know,
      G
With a hunderd strolling strings,
    D      D/C#        B
And topless dancers in golden wings,
   E                A7               D           E
Oh, take me, when I'm gone, to Forest Lawn ...

    A
Oh, come, come, come, come,
                              E   
Come to the church in the wildwood,
       E7            A                 A7
Kindly leave a contribution in the pail.
      D                           A
Be as simple and as trusting as a child would,
         E                         A
And we'll sell you the church in the dale.

         D                          A7      
To find a simple resting place is my desire,
          A7                                          D
To lay me down with a smiling face comes a little bit higher.
  G                              D      D/C#     B        
My likeness, done in brass, will stand in plastic grass,
    E                                       A7
And weights and hidden springs will tip its hat to the mourners filing past.
  D          A7                 D
I want to go simply, when I go,
            F#                               Bm
And they'll give me a simple fun'ral there, I know.
      G
I'll sleep beneath the sand,
     D        D/C#     B
With piped-in tapes of Billy Graham.
    E                A7              D
Oh, take me, when I'm gone, to Forest Lawn.
        D     G         D          A7             D
Rock of Ages, cleft for me, for a slightly higher fee.
    E               A7               D      G D
Oh, take me, when I'm gone, to Forest Lawn. 
G D 
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