Old Friends


by Paul Simon
Old friends, old friends
Sat on their park bench like bookends
A newspaper blown thru the grass
Falls on the round toes, on the high shoes
Of the old friends

Fmaj7 Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7 / Dm7 G C Am / Dm7 - G - / 
Am - Cmaj7 - / F Am7 (Fmaj7 Cmaj7) //

Old friends
Winter companions, the old men
Lost in their overcoats, waiting for the sunset
The sounds of the city sifting thru trees
Settle like dust on the shoulders
Of the old friends

Fmaj7 Cmaj7 - / Dm7 G Fmaj7 Em7 - / Dm7 G C Am - /
Dm7 G Em7 Am / Am G - / Am7 - - - //

 B:	Can you imagine us years from today
Sharing a park bench quietly?
How terribly strange to be 70

Dm7 G Cmaj7 - / F Fm C - / Dm7 G Am - //

Old friends
Memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears

Fmaj7 Cmaj7 - / Dm7 G Fmaj7 Em7 - / Dm7 G Am - - - //



 1968 Paul Simon::  on Simon and Garfunkel's "Bookends" and "Greatest Hits", 
and on Richie Havens "On Stage"

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