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Grandmother's Name

from From Years To Hours... the early recordings

(d) i've (a) got my (d) grand- (a) mother's (e) name
But she don't re- (d) member (e) who i am
(aadd9) (dadd9)

(aadd9) he can't sleep in the bed
(dadd9) 'cause every night she wakes him up
(bm) "what time (d) is it? What time?" (Aadd9)
(aadd9) and she is not sleeping yet
(dadd9) 'cause she's afraid she might forget
(bm d) to wake up (aadd9)

Is it morn-(d) ing? Is (a) it night? (E) oh, (f#m)
She (dadd9) don't know
(a) can't remember which is (e/g#) dark
And which is light (dadd9/f# e)
Is (d) this the (a) end of life? (E) oh, (f#m)
She (dadd9) don't know
(a) can't remember if she's (e) young
Or if she's (dadd9) old (e)

(d) i've (a) got my (d) grand- (a) mother's (e) name
But she don't re- (d) member (e) who i am
(a d a d a) (e d e)

(aadd9) she used to live by his clock
(dadd9) a meal, a wash, his sunday walk
(bm d) a tick and tock (aadd9)
(aadd9) now she's so confused
(dadd9) and he says "what is wrong with you
(bm d) anyway?" (Aadd9)

And she (d) don't like (a) to ask (e) oh, (f#m)
But she (dadd9) don't know
(a) what time it is
Or (e/g#) what day just passed (dadd9/f# e)
And she (dadd9) don't like (a) to say (e) oh, (f#m)
But she (dadd9) don't know
(a) how to get her clothes (e)
On right today (dadd9 e)

Instrumental break:
(d a d a) (e d e) (a d a d a) (e d e)

(aadd9) memory slipping through her hands
(dadd9) thoughts and dreams in quicksand
(bm d) and she cries again (aadd9)
(aadd9) dying a little by a lot
(dadd9) can't hold on to what she's got
(bm d) though she tries again (aadd9)

And she won't (d) look in (a) my eyes (e) oh, (f#m)
But she (dadd9) will try
(a) to make me think (e/g#) that she is fine (dadd9/f# e)
But she's more (d) and more (a) upset (e) oh, (f#m)
And i (d) think she knows
(aadd9) i've got a name (e/g#) she should not
Forget (dadd9 e)

(d) i've (a) got my (d) grand- (a) mother's (e) name
But she don't re- (d) member (e) who i (a) am
(d) i've (a) got my (d) grand- (a) mother's (e) name
But she don't re- (d) member (e) who i (a) am
(d) loved (a) her since (d) i (a) was a (e) kid
But she don't re- (d) member (e) who she is
(aadd9) (dadd9) (dadd9) (a)



C. 1991 Catie curtis used with permission

updated 4 years ago