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April in Paris

(Doc Schneider)
November 17, 2008
Doc Schneider
APRIL IN PARIS



I crossed the mighty ocean
it took me all night long
I came to see an old friend
sing an old song (yes, I did)

And I came to see these new friends gathered here
to be with you in this perfect time of year
to be a kindred spirit
to be near it, to be near it

April in Paris
who could ask for any more, any more
and in this city of lights
a little magic tonight
to feel the joy he brings
every time he sings
here in Paris

I heard the sound of music
I tiptoed down those stairs
and in those tiny spaces
softly singing, shining faces

From many different countries
oh, we made this pilgrimage
we came to sing a sweet song
and feel it so strong, feel it so strong

April in Paris
who could ask for any more, any more
and in this city of lights
a little magic tonight
to feel the joy he brings
every time he sings
here in Paris

Now here he is
he empties out his pockets
locket by locket
heart in his hand
our one man band

April in Paris
who could ask for any more, any more
and in this city of lights
a little magic tonight
to feel the joy he brings
every time he sings
here in Paris
Fire and Rain, Frozen Man
Carolina in My Mind,
Traveling Star, Copperline,
You Can Close Your Eyes, now,
this was April in Paris
you were there
and I was there
and it was
April in Paris

Doc Schneider
© 2008

(A homage to a visit to Paris April 4-7, 2008 with Kevin Buster and Dwight Davis to see James Taylor at the Olympia Theater avec Collectif Des Amis JT – Sam, Serge, Marc, et tous les autres!)

Chords

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