WHY NOT SPEND THE WINTER?

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I've been alone so long I got used to it. 
She wants me to stay on, but can I do it? 
My one half wants to keep her fast within my fold, 
Other half wants to keep her memory when I'm cold 
But not spend the winter. 
 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
     Put your pack upon my floor 
     You needn't wander more this season 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
 
I never stayed before, it gets too cold now. 
I couldn't change my ways, I'm just too old now. 
I should be going south now, to maybe Mexico, 
I should be heading south, where there will be no snow, 
Escape the winter. 
 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
     Put your pack upon my floor 
     You needn't wander more this season 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
 
We watched the sun grow cold, red in the west. 
And yes, she keeps me warm, against her breast. 
I might just stay one winter, though chilly winds will blow,  
I might just spend the winter, I don't really want to go 
From her all winter. 
 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
     Put your pack upon my floor 
     You needn't wander more this season 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
 

3R

Bellingham
May 1972

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Am                                 Ab E  F  E 
I've been alone so long I got used to it. 
 
    Am                             Ab E  F  E 
She wants me to stay on, but can I do it? 
 
   G              F  Am                      C   
My one half wants to keep her fast within my fold, 
 
G                   Am                    
Other half wants to keep her memory when I'm cold 
 
                     E  F  E 
But not spend the winter. 
 
 
     G                 A 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
 
     F              G 
     Put your pack upon my floor 
 
         C              Em 
     You needn't wander more this season 
 
     Am                Em          Am  Dm  Am  E  Am 
     Why not spend the winter with me? 
 

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