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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  January 2, 1998
Album:  Hometown Girl
Written by: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Note:  

    HEROS AND HEROINES      Mary Chapin Carpenter


     F          Dm            F                   Dm   Bb
1.) Heros and heroines  are scarcer than they've ever been
F                Dm       Bb                       Gm          C
So much more to lose than win the distance never greater
F                        Dm          F           Dm        Bb
Way back when you made history by flying planes across the sea
F             Dm            Bb                F
Embarking on your odyssey  You put away the danger
Bb               Gm                Bb          F
Heaven bless the one who flys  A pioneer on frontier skies
Dm                     Bb                      Gm                    C
The world was dark and your only mark Was the light of the northern star
    Bb         Gm                    Bb                F
I imagine what was in your eyes The seeds of rust and days gone by
Dm                     Bb       Gm                     F
Your wings hang in a gallery sky I wonder how you're flying

2.)Way out on the western plains
The snow drifts high and the dust wind burns
The chinooks blow their winds Across the mountains
A life that's never safe and dry  rodeos and riding high
Ladies and their men get by on six guns and white lightening.
Heaven bless them on the road those drifters and their dreams of gold
The world was wide and a cowboy's song could span the whole horizon
I imagine what was in your eyes
The dust and the dirt under out law skies
A piece of land and a stubborn mind were the only things worth having

lead

3.)Now they say the moon  is dust and ash  and California's made of cash
We're waiting for those hills to crash into sparkling waters
Rain and snow and sun and wind
You roamed the earth and you spread your wings
Long ago my hero's dreams belonged to all God's creatures
Heaven bless the ones who sleep The ones who laugh and the ones who weep
Heaven bless the one who keep their bearings strong and certain
And Lord help the fool who said You'd better quit while you're ahead
A dreamer born is a hero bred on earth and up in heaven
And Lord help the fool who said You'd better quit while you're ahead
A dreamer born is a hero bred on earth and up in heaven



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