Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
IntroD [D/C#] D/B A7 G/B [E/C#] DEnd of OctobCer The D/Bsleepy brown A7woods seeG/Bm to C D [D/C#] A7 A7 G/B Nod Cdown their heads to the Winter D [D/C#] D/B A7 G/BYellows Cand grays paint the sad skies today And I Gwonder when A7you're coming Dhome Woke up one morning The wind through the window Reminded me winter was just 'round the bend Somehow I just did not see it was coming It took me by surprise again
CAnd EmI hear you're A7in San FranDcisco C BmLiving with your Bm/Asister who's a Gmother to A7be And Emher husband's A7way down in DGeorgia C And BmI'm still in Bm/Aold TennesGsee... EmWishing you'd A7come home to Gme
Verse3 D [D/C#] D/B A7 G/BLife herCe is easy I'm sure you recall How it's Dso warm and breCezy In the D/Bsummer and the A7fall G/B C But Dwinter's uponC me And D/BI've got no A7heat here And GI miss your A7fire so Bmsweet Bm/ADear GI miss your A7fire so Dsweet GCtr. Solo use chords to verse 1. Verse 1 repeated: End of October The sleepy brown woods seem to Nod down their heads to the winter Yellows and gray paint the sad skies today And I Gwonder when A7you're coming Dhome C I Gwonder when A7you're coming Dhome C I Emwonder when A7you're coming Dhome "Old Tennessee" was written when I lived on a farm outside of Nashville, as a parody of east coast folk music. It was written about a young lady I briefly cohabited with, and her subsequent departure. (Dan Fogelberg 6/11/97).