• Song:

    The Pony Man

  • Artist:

    Gordon Lightfoot

  • Album:

    Songbook (disc 2)

G5                            C5                G5
When it's midnight on the meadow and the cats are in the shed
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And the river tells a story at the window by my bed
         G5                         C5           G5 
If you listen very closely be as quiet as you can
                    C5          D5            G5 
In the yard you'll hear him it is the pony man.
        G5                                  C5          G5
We're always there to greet him when he tumbles into town
                       C5               D5                  D5 
He leads a string of ponies some are white and some are brown
           G5                               C5           G5         
And they never seem to kick or bite they only want to play
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And they live on candy apples instead of oats and hay.
      G5                           C5             G5
And when we're all assembled he gives a soft command
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And we climb aboard our ponies as in a row they stand
       G5                            C5                  G5   
Then down the road we gallop and across the fields we fly
                      C5          D5                G5 
And soon we all go sailing off into the midnight sky.
    G5                        C5                G5 
And as we gaily rock along beside a ripplin' sea
                         C5        D5           D5
There's Tom 'n Dick 'n Sally and Mary Joe and me
          G5                                C5            G5        
And the pony man is leading cause he's travelled here before
                              C5      D5                  G5 
And he gives a whoop and a holler at Mr. Moon's front door. 

    G5                                      C5           G5 
And as we stop to rest a while where the soda river glides
                          C5            D5             D5    
Up to the slip comes a pirate ship to take us for a ride
         G5                                C5              G5   
And the pony man's the captain and the children are the crew
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And we go in search of treasure and laugh the whole night through.
     G5                                          C5              G5
And when the hold is filled with gold and the sails begin to strain
                                 C5           D5              D5 
And the deck's piled high with apple pie we head for port again
     G5                               C5               G5     
And down the whirling staircase so swift our ponies fly
                         C5          D5                          G5
And we're safely in our beds again when the sunbeams kiss the sky.

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