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capo 3


    by Dougie MacLean
    [C] I don’t know if [G] you can see,
    The [Am] changes that have come [F] over me.
    In these [C] last few days I’ve [G] been afraid,
    That [Am] I might drift [F] away.
    I’ve been [C] telling stories, [G] singing songs,
    That [Am] make me think about [F] where I come from.
    [C] That’s the reason [G] why I seem
    So [Am] far away to- [F] day.

    [C] Let me tell you that I [G] love you,
    That I [Am] think about you all the [F] time.
    Caledonia you’re [C] calling me,
    Now I’m [G] going [C] home.
    But [C] if I shall become a [G] stranger,
    Know that [Am] it would make me more than [F] sad,
    Caledonia’s been [G] everything I’ve ever [C] had.

    Now I have moved and kept on moving,
    Proved the points that I needed proving,
    Lost the friends that I needed losing,
    Found others on the way.
    I have kissed the lads and left them crying,
    Stolen dreams, yes there’s no denying,
    I have travelled hard sometimes with conscience flying,
    Somewhere in the wind.


    Now I’m sitting here before the fire,
    The empty room, a forest choir,
    The flames have cooled. don’t get any higher,
    They’ve withered now they’ve gone.
    But I’m steady thinking my way is clear,
    And I know what I will do tomorrow,
    When hands have shaken, the kisses flowed,
    Then I will disappear.