Why Did You Leave Me Today ?

written by Gene Clark

 

Gene Clark          vocals/acoustic guitar
Carla Olson         vocals/acoustic guitar
J Michael Huey      drums
Roscoe Beck         bass
Tom Junior Morgan   piano
Skip Edwards        keyboards
Ed Black            steel guitar

A              E
For so long we worked so hard
B
We didn't have a dime
A              E
But we had one anothers love
B
And that was all the time.
A               F#m
Then one day our ship came in
    D               Bm
The answer to our dreams
A                     F#m            D               E
A mansion filled with social life and gold and limousines.
D           C#m      G
Why did you leave me today
G               Gm          D  A
I was going to give you the world
D            C#m          G Gm
I watched my dream  slip away
          D               A        D   G  D
All I can say why did you leave    today.
A                      E
As I walked thru these grand old halls
B
I feel so cold inside
A                   E
I stare upon these  grand old walls
B
And all the costly prizes
A           F#m          D
I realize I gladly trade them, these worldly things
A                 F#m
To lie beside you one more time
    D                  E
And share only our dreams.
D           C#m      G
Why did you leave me today
G               Gm          D     A
I was going to give you the world
D            C#m          G Gm
I watched my dream  slip away
          D               A        D   G  D
All I can say why did you leave    today.

 

From Gene Clark/Carla Olson "So Rebellious A Lover"

Rhino Records 1987