BEAUTIFUL AND FREE

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I saw you see me when I saw you
Standing in the sunset in the que there 
It seemed very clear to me that you were
The embodiment of beautiful and free.

We were brand new strangers on the road
Collected at the hostel for the night
I played a song or two upon my guitar in the firelight
The moment was so beautiful and free.

     And yes, I knew you were in tune with me.

And the way we finally said, "Hi."
Fate had to have put us there, I guess.
Looking one another in the face in darkness,
I saw you were so beautiful and free.

     And this very night we could be making love
     We could have let each other know by then
     That we both felt it and that this was when
     Beautiful and free is how to be.

Other men were talking to your space
Other girls were trying to fit in mine
But there were only two of us there at that time
They saw we were so beautiful and free.

But you were traveling with a flock of friends
And you had to go find out where they were staying
And of course, I had to finish the song that I was playing 
It was ringing out so beautiful and free

      So where and when you went I did not see.
 
And now that you have vanished in the night
I sit alone and play and think and write
I'm not so sure of all those things I thought tonight.
Maybe you're just too beautiful for me.

     And tomorrow night you could be far away
     There is so little that I know about 
     You, I'd better not rely on this, it all twists into doubt:
     Beautiful and free is how to be.

     Yeah, beautiful and free--
     That's the way to be.

3R

San Christobal de las Casas
April 1976

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Am                      F
I saw you see me when I saw you

C                             Am
Standing in the sunset in the que there

F                       C       Am
It seemed very clear to me that you were

      F           G             Am
The embodiment of beautiful and free.


             G               Bb                Am
          Oh yes, I knew you were in tune with me.

 
              Bb            G               Dm
     And this very night we could be making love

        C                   Bb            A 
     We could have let each other know by then

     Dm           C                A    Bb  A
     That we both felt it and that this was when

     Dm            G/Gb/F         Dm  G  Am
     Beautiful and free is how to be.


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