I first saw John Gorka almost a year ago at the 1998 Falcon Ridge
Folk Festival. I received the album for Christmas of 1998, and
just fell in love with it. The songs are wonderful, and his voice
is incredibly powerful. I hope you enjoy this tune, which puts
another spin on God's view of organized religion.
P.S. It's nice to be back on the 'net after a long leave of absence
(and senior year is supposed to be easy?).
Note: make sure you read the chord chart below because some chords are non-standard.
G Cmaj7 G Cmaj7
And the good Earth shook the day that Jesus was reborn
In Anchorage March the Twenty-Seventh Nineteen Sixty-Four
D/A B7 B6sus4 B7
When he came back this time though it was as a baby girl
CaddG D (Dsus4)
Her parents said her mission was the same: to save the world
God looked down and said "Oh the times they are a-changing
I will send my only daughter as soon as I complete the staging"
All the land shook and rolled and split there was no warning
Except Gabriel had told the mother she'd arrive Good Friday morning
And so it came to pass that her parents named her Zuly
A btight and happy child also willful and unruly
Birds would come and visit her they wished they could take her with them
When they left their roosts for winter she would always miss them
Zuly won a scholarship though the classes mostly bored her
She loved the other students though and teachers all adored her
"We learned more from her" they said "than we could ever teach her
B7 B6sus4 B7 Em(addG) C
But there were times when we just could not reach her"
back to normal verse chords
She said "we are here to love each other that is all
And organized religion that's comparatively small
Not that I don't love all those so-called Holy ones
Why are there so few daughters among the leaders with my sons"
Now she runs a charter boat on Resurrection Bay
She takes tourists to see the wild creatures every summer's day
In fall she teaches bush kids at the boarding school in Sitka
On those long December nights she is the light of winter
G Cmaj7 G Cmaj7 (repeat)
end on G, then play this:
G 320033 or 320003
Cmaj7 x32003 (he also uses Cadd9 here: x32033)
To learn why these chords are named this way, check out Dansm's Guitar Chord Theory.
Created on 4-22-99 by Daniel E. Smith.