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Lyr Add: Redemption Road (T. Paxton/G. Bartley)

27 Sep 14 - 11:43 AM (#3664088)
Subject: Lyr Add: REDEMPTION ROAD (Tom Paxton/Geoff Bartley
From: GUEST

Today being the final day to back Tom's new album "Redemption Road", I decide to put the lyrics to the title song here. It was originally an instrumental piece by Geoff Bartley, and Tom wrote the words after hearing it on the radio.

REDEMPTION ROAD
(Tom Paxton; Geoff Bartley)

Paid the man all he was owed,
Tipped my hat and walked away
Down that sweet redemption road,
Put it down to yesterday.

Come redemption my old friend,
When the seeds of life are sowed.
Come and lead me to the end
Of that sweet redemption road.

Looking back I can't complain.
I took out what I put in.
Days of snow and days of rain
And redemption in the end.

Come redemption my old friend,
When the seeds of life are sowed.
Come and lead me to the end
Of that sweet redemption road.

Only time and time alone
Treats each weary soul the same.
When my sum of days has flown,
Time alone will know my name.
When my sum of days has flown,
Time alone will know my name.


The project will end tomorrow, and there are 537 backers for this new album so far. If you haven't heard about this new album yet and still want to back it, click HERE.


28 Sep 14 - 03:11 AM (#3664197)
Subject: Chords Add: Redemption Road (Paxton/Bartley)
From: Jason Xion Wang

Redemption Road
(Tom Paxton & Geoff Bartley)


(Intro) G Bm Am D/F# Dm/F Em D7/F# G


         G             Bm
Paid the man all he was owed
          Am             D/F#
Tipped my hat and walked away
          Dm7/F            Em
Down that sweet redemption road
       D7/F#         G
Put it down to yesterday


       C       D/F#   Em
Come redemption my old friend
D/F#    C                D/F#
When the seeds of life are sowed
         G             C
Come and lead me to the end
       D/F#             G
Of that sweet redemption road


(Break) G Bm Am D/F# Am G D7/F# G


       G               Bm
Looking back I can't complain
       Am             D/F#
I took out what I put in
       Am               G
Days of snow and days of rain
      D7/F#          G
And redemption in the end


       C       D/F#   Em
Come redemption my old friend
D/F#    C                D/F#
When the seeds of life are sowed
         G             C
Come and lead me to the end
       D/F#             G
Of that sweet redemption road


    C       D/F# Em
Only time and time alone
D/F#       C             D/F#
Treats each weary soul the same
       G               C
When my sum of days has flown
      D/F#             G
Time alone will know my name
       G               C
When my sum of days has flown
      D/F#             G
Time alone will know my name


(Outro) G C D7/F# G

Based on a concert performance of Tom Paxton which can be found on YouTube. Truly a beautiful song.

The song (with lyrics) was first recorded by Anne Hills in 2012.

Jason