NOW IS ALL WE HAVE FOREVER

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Seeing you again
Has brought me from Then
To Now. Can I put it 
All to music somehow?

As the past will slip away forever, the future never comes.
Now is all we have forever and it happens only once.
     And you and I will likely never 
     Be just as we were
     Before Momma Bear was sundered 
     From her Poppa Bear
     By circumstance and whim,
     Until now you are with him
     And now I am with her.
     Ah, but does it really matter?
     Which should we prefer?

But still, we have to wonder
Just where would we be
If you had been a mother
And I'd kept you with me?

But the past will slip away forever, the future never comes.
Now is all we have forever and it happens only once.
     Ah, but does it really matter?
     Which should we prefer?
     For now you do love him
     And, yes, I do love her.

But I remember clearly, oh yes, etched into my brain
Just how close we cleaved our souls and bodies in the rain
And if Now is all we have forever,
Forever let it be.

 Just know I loved you Then
 When Then was Now
 Forever once for me.

3R

Vershire, Vermont
September 1976

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G           Bb
Seeing you again

F                   Ab
Has brought me from Then

   G          F
To Now. Can I put it 

    C    A       D    Dm  Am
All to music somehow?

       Bb              G                A            Dm
As the past will slip away forever, the future never comes.

Ab            F                   G            Am    Dm  D
Now is all we have forever and it happens only once.

         A              Dm
     And you and I will likely never 

     G             Am
     Be just as we were

     C            Dm
     Before Momma Bear was sundered 

     C              Am
     From her Poppa Bear

        G                E
     By circumstance and whim,


           Am               F
     Until now you are with him

         Am            G
     And now I am with her.

             Am             F  G
     Ah, but does it really matter?

     Am                 D    Dm  Am
     Which should we prefer?

    Bb                G
But still, we have to wonder

A                   Dm
Just where would we be

   Ab             F  Ab
If you had been a mother

    G                 Am  Dm  D
And I'd kept you with me?

        Bb              G                A            Dm
But the past will slip away forever, the future never comes.

Ab            F                   G            Am    Dm
Now is all we have forever and it happens only once.

             Am             F  G
     Ah, but does it really matter?

     Am                 D    Dm  Am
     Which should we prefer?

        Am              F
     For now you do love him

          Am             G
     And, yes, I do love her.


    A          Dm               G              Am
But I remember clearly, oh yes, etched into my brain

F                 Dm                    C             Am
Just how close we cleaved our souls and bodies in the rain

       Bb            G
And if Now is all we have forever,

   A           Dm
Forever let it be.

                 Ab
     Just know I loved you Then

          F        Ab
     When Then was Now

        G             Am
     Forever once for me.

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