ELAINE

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Elaine, I only met you for a moment on your way, 
And here I am, singing songs about you. 
It only took that moment, those few kisses and away, 
And here I am, all messed up without you. 
 Why can't you stay?  Why can't we play? 
 
Elaine, I have been waiting on your doorstep every day, 
Forgetting all the girls that I could think of. 
I know that this must sound just like some corny old cliche, 
But it could be that we have just found love 
 Along the way, along the way. 
 
 How can this be   
 Happening to me? 
 I'm too old and wise to get caught by surprise, 
 But all the same, 
 I'm singing this song to Elaine. 
 
Elaine, my eyes have come upon someone they like to see, 
Someone whom I simply have to get. 
The colors of our skin together, magical to me, 
All melted where the skin and colors met 
        Are painting me, are painting me. 
 

3R

San Francisco
December 1972

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 Am            C             F              C 
Elaine, I only met you for a moment on your way, 
 
    F                         C         G
And here I am, singing songs about you. 
 
   Am             C                 F           C 
It only took that moment, those few kisses and away, 
 
    F                            C       
And here I am, all messed up without you. 
 
                   G      F   Am   -o- F  -C-D-F-E-D-E-D-C   
     Why can't you stay?  Why can't we play? 
 
 
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     Am           Dm 
     How can this be 
 
     F            C 
     Happening to me? 
 
             F               F7               C 
     I'm too old and wise to get caught by surprise, 
 
                 Dm    C
     But all the same, 
 
         G            C7       G      G7
     I'm singing this song to Elaine. 
 

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