Echo

Mandolin Orange

Key: G

[Intro]

G G Em (F#) G

D G (B) C C

Em (F#) G (B) C D

Em D C D G G

[Verse 1]

       G                                                                     Em G 

Well I try to close my eyes, clear my mind, and just listen to the wildflowers growing

           D                                   G C 

But such whispers on the breeze, they don’t come easy now over all this noise

Em G C D

I spent my youth among the pines, they used to sing a tune so fine

         Em     D               C D       G 

And the wind moved like an echo, carrying their voices

[Verse 2]

  G                                                                        Em G 

But I saw it in a dream, monuments of trees as the air we breathed turned our lungs to dust

          D                       G C 

And the redwoods so tall, in all their awe, began to rust

Em G C D

With no bend and sway at all, that ancient dance was lost

         Em     D             C D                  G 

And the wind moved like an echo, with a sigh in every gust

[Interlude]

G G (F#) Em (F#) G

D G C C

Em (F#) G C D

Em D C D G G

[Bridge]

     Bm                                  C       G D 

Well someday I hope to find that land of honey wine where the coffee grows on the white oak trees

            Am                                            Em C 

And those sugar-coated mountains in the spring begin to melt into the sweetest streams

[Verse 3]

Em G C D

Where each night the starlight and the sea together form eternity

           Em  D                   C D                     G 

And the wind moves like an echo as the world drops off to sleep