Here's Shilo from Neil Diamond.
It's from my big sister's original Bang Records
When I was a little kid, I worshipped Neil Diamond.
My sister bought a ton of albums and singles in the
late late sixties and early seventies,
so this stuff is in my blood.
I also want to mention that I think the totally
undefinable Neil Diamond is still great. Granted,
orchestrated slow ballads make my skin crawl, but he
could/can kick and rock.
Young child with dreams
Dream every dream on your own
When children play
Seems like you end up alone
Papa said he longed to be with you
If he had the time
C F G
So you turn to the only friend you can find
F G F
There in your mind
/* Finger pick the intro riff as you sing - if you can't, the
C chords holds up the vocal line */
Shilo, when I was young
I used to call your name
When no one else would come
Shilo you always came
And we'd play
Doubting the years
Keeping my dreams to myself
`til a young girl with fire
Made me trust somebody else
Held my hand out
I let her take me
Blind as a child
All I know is the way that she made me smile
F G F
She made smile
Shilo when I was young ..
Solo riff under the orchestra
Had a dream and it filled me with wonder
C F C G6 (?) C
She had other plans
F G F
Got to go, she said I'd know that you'd understand
The G6 is trying to mimick the orchestration - give it a try.