May you never lose your temper

What we’re singing at home these days:
John Martyn’s (RIP) beautiful May you never

May you never lay your head down,
without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.

You’re just like a good, close brother to me,
you know that I love you true.
You never talk dirty behind my back
and I know that there’s those that do.

Oh please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind
love is a lesson to learn in our time.
And please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind for me?

May your never lay your head down,
without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.

You’re just like a good, warm sister to me
and you know that I love you true.
You hold no blame to stab me in my back
and I know that there are those that do.

Oh please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind
love is a lesson to learn in our time.
And please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind for me?

May you never lay your head down,
without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.

You’re just like a fat, crazy brother of mine
you know that I love you true.
You never talk dirty behind my back
and I know that there’s those that do.

Oh please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind
love is a lesson to learn in our time.
And please won’t ya please won’t ya bear it in mind for me?

May you never lose your temper,
if you get hit in a bar room fight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

May you never lay your head down,
without a hand to hold.
May you never make your bed out in the cold.

May you never lose your temper,
if you get hit in a bar room fight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.
May you never lose your woman overnight.

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Anne

Trainer/ coach from Washington, D.C. based in Berlin. Enthusiastic gardener, sailor, reader.

One thought on “May you never lose your temper”

  1. Guitar: It’s basically a 12-bar blues pattern, altered
    to 16 bar

    CAPO ON 2nd FRET
    [A]May[A7] you[D] never lay your[X20033] head down
    [A]Without a hand to[D] hold;
    [Em7]May you never make your[A] bed out in the [D]cold.

    [A]You’re just like great strong brother of mine;
    And you[D] know that I[X20032] love you[D] true.
    [X20032]
    [A]And you never talk dirty behind my back,
    And I[D] know that there’s[X20032] those that do.
    [X20032]

    [A]Oh please won’t you[X0223X], please won’t you
    [XO225X] Bear it in mind:
    [X20032]Love is a lesson to learn in our time.
    [A]Now please won’t you[X0223X], please won’t you
    [XO225X] Bear it in mind for[D]me.[X20032]

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