Into the west  (from “Lord of the Rings”)    (intro)    (midi)

 

    C ~ ~

 

   C                   - G - Dm                                      Am

1.     Lay down                your sweet and weary head,

C              G         - Dm                                             Am

    night is falling,          you have come to journey's end.

C              G             Dm                                          Am

    Sleep now, and dream of the ones who came before,

C                 G        - Dm                                        Am

    they are calling           from across the distant shore.

 

Am                      C     - F                            G                       Am

    Why do you weep,        what are these tears upon your face ?

                            C     - F                    G                      Am

    Soon you will see,        all of your fears will pass away,

                       C       - F                        G

    safe in my arms,         you're only sleeping.

 

C                                - F

    What can you see        on the horizon,

C                                       G

    why do the white gulls call ?

C                            - F

    Across the sea          a pale moon rises,

C                                                         G

    the ships have come to carry you home.

 

Am               Em    - Dm                  G

    Dawn will turn              to silver glass,

Am                      C       F             G

    a light on the water, all souls pass.

 

    C                     - G  - Dm                             Am

2.     Hope fades                  into the world of night,

C                               G        - Dm                                Am

    through shadows falling           out of memory and time.

C            G    - Dm                                            Am

    Don't say,           we have come now to the end,

C                              G         - Dm                                  Am

    white shores are calling,           you and I will meet again,

                         Am              C      - F            G

    and you'll be here in my arms,        just sleeping.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C                                - F

    What can you see        on the horizon,

C                                       G

    why do the white gulls call ?

C                            - F

    Across the sea          a pale moon rises,

C                                                         G

    the ships have come to carry you home.

 

Am                 Em   - Dm                G

    And all will turn           to silver glass,

Am                      C         F              G                   C

    a light on the water, grey ships pass into the west.

 

     ( Annie Lennox)