Gone At Last


written and performed by Paul Simon
from "Still Crazy After All These Years."
Transcribed by Erik Strom.


              C                     C7
The night was black, the roads were icy

         F                    C
Snow was fallin', drifts were high

                            F
And I was weary, from my driving

      C          G          C  
And I stopped to rest for a while

G7       C         C7
   I sat down at a truck stop

      F                 C
I was thinking about my past

                          C7  F7
I've had a long streak of bad luck

        C            G7      C
But I'm praying it's gone at last


                            
Gone, gone at last, gone at last

        F             C
Gone at last, gone at last

                            C7  F
I had a long streak of that bad luck
 
        C              G7      C
But I'm   prayin' it's gone at last

F   C   G  C        
00, oo, oo, oo, oo


        
I ain't dumb

          C7
I kicked around some

  F                  C
I don't fall too easily

                            F
But that boy looked so dejected

        C          G    C  
He just grabbed my sympathy

G7              C                     C7
   Sweet little soul now, what's your problem?

        F                 C
Tell me why you're so downcast

                          C7  F7
I've had a long streak of bad luck

        C            G7      C
But I'm praying it's gone at last



                            
Gone, gone at last, gone at last

        F             C
Gone at last, gone at last

                            C7  F
I had a long streak of that bad luck
 
        C              G7      C
But I'm   prayin' it's gone at last

F   C   G  C        
00, oo, oo, oo, oo



                            C7
Once in a while from out of nowhere

                 F                        C
When you don't expect it, and you're unprepared

                                    F
Somebody will come and lift you higher

         C       G       C  
And your burdens will be shared

G7            C                  C7
   Yes I do believe, if I hadn't met you

        F                C
I might still be sinking fast

                          C7  F7
I've had a long streak of bad luck

        C            G7      C
But I'm praying it's gone at last


                          
Gone, gone,  gone at last

        F             C
Gone at last, gone at last

                            C7  F
I had a long streak of that bad luck
 
        C              G7      C
But I'm   prayin' it's gone at last

                       
Gone, gone,  gone gone gone gone 

F                       C
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

                            C7  F
I had a long streak of that bad luck
 
        C              G7      C       
But I'm   prayin' it's gone at last


Fade: 
Am           C           F     C        



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