"A Year and a Day"

by ďPapaĒ Joe Credit

 

         D                                    G

1. A year and a day doesnít sound very long

           D                       A

For a love like ours so pure and so strong

       D                              G

But Iím so happy and its more than OK

                   D                 A               D

To say, ďI love you for a year and a dayĒ

       Bm                                   F#m

We both know our loveís everlasting,

            G                     A

Weíre living it every day

       Bm                            F#m

But in this one year handfastingÖ

 

                   D

CH1:   We gather our friends and stand before them and say

            Iím gonna love you in every way

And furthermore if you want me to stay

Iím going to hang around for a year and a day

    D                     A             D

I love you for a year and a day

 

             E                          A

2. We send invitations to all of our friends

E                                   B7

Itíll be daylight before this party ends

        E                                             A

But letís take a moment before it gets underway to say:

    E                     B7            E

I love you for a year and a day

C#m                            G#m

Later we can go to the ocean

           A                                    B7

For a brief honeymoon on the bay

        C#m                                G#m

But right now letís cause a commotionÖ

 

                    E

CH2:    We gather our friends and stand before them and say

            Iím gonna love you in every way

And furthermore if you want me to stay

Iím going to hang around for a year and a day

    E                     B             E

I love you for a year and a day

 

 

        G                                   C

3. I see you standing there so tall and so proud

            G                         D7

Not afraid to say that you love me out loud

         G                                    C

But weíre so glad we get this chance to say

     G                 D7             G

I love you for a year and a day

          Em                      Bm

*The future is falling upon us

        C                         D7

Itís getting closer everyday

          Em                                   Bm

But I give you my loveís solemn promise

       

                    G

CH3:    We gather our friends and stand before them and say

            Iím gonna love you in every way

And furthermore if you want me to stay

Iím going to hang around for a year and a day

    G                  D7           G

I love you for a year and a day

 

 

(repeat last half verse 3* and CH)