Last Thing on My Mind

 

written by Tom Paxton

 

     G		 C	             G-C
It's a lesson too late for the learning
			G	D7	G
Made of sand, made of sand
			C		G
In the wink of an eye my soul was turning
C	     G     D7       G
In your hand, in your hand

G		D
Are you going away
	    G
With no word of farewell
               C      G            D7
Will there be not a trace left behind?
	G			C
Well, I could have loved you better 
	G
Didn't mean to be unkind
	D7				G
You know that was the last thing on my mind

	G			C	G
Underneath our feet the subways a-rumblin'
C		G	D7	G
Under ground, under ground
					C	G
And the wheels on the highway are turning
C			G		D7	G
"Round and 'round, 'round and 'round

G		D
Are you going away
	    G
With no word of farewell
               C     G       	D7
Will there be not a trace left behind?
	G			C
Well, I could have loved you better 
	G
Didn't mean to be unkind
	D7				G
You know that was the last thing on my mind


G		C		G
You got reasons a plenty for going
C		G    D7     G
This I know, this I know
G				C	G
And for weeks they've been steadily growing
C			G  	D7 G
Please don't go, please don't go

G		D
Are you going away
	    G
With no word of farewell
             C      G          D7
Will there be not a trace left behind?
	G			C
Well, I could have loved you better 
	G
Didn't mean to be unkind
	D7				G
You know that was the last thing on my mind