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Simple Things
Simple Things
Glen Campbell
1992 album Wings Of Victory


Intro  G#  D#  Bb  D#  Bb  

Verse 1

D#
Telephones ringing jet planes a leaving
G#
Another deadline to beat
Fm                      Gm
Driven by desire to get all I ever needed
    C#                              G#   
But still my life seemed incomplete

Verse 2

    D#
The crazy schedule the constant shuffle
G#
A Workin' late every night
Fm                                  Gm
The race that I was runnin' left me tired and empty
      G#
There wasn't any rest in sight

Pre-Chorus 1
 
    Bb
The pleasures of wealth 
           B
Mixed with dreams of greater glory
     Cm                         B
Once all my eyes could ever see....
  Bb              Gm      G#
I used to hear me say the busier the better
                             C#          D#      Bb
But in these later days I've got another song to sing

Chorus 1

                       D#               Bb
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
            D#          F       Gm
Like summer breeze on a starlit night
G#
Oh I thought I knew the joy that I would never find
Bb                     D#               Bb
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
                         F         Gm
Like a happy home with a wonderful wife
G#                                   D#
Oh I never knew the joy that I could find
                      Cm   D# F D#
In the simple things.....

Verse 3


Friendly chatter the sounds of laughter
     G#
At a backyard barbecue
Fm                  Gm
Children saying the darndest things
      G#
Like "daddy I love you"

Pre-Chorus 2

    Bb
The pleasures of wealth 
           B
Mixed with dreams of greater glory
     Cm                         B
Once all my eyes could ever see.....
  D#              Cm                 G#
I used to hear me say the busier the better
                             C#          G#      Bb
But in these later days I've got another song to sing

Chorus 2

                       D#               Bb
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
            D#          F       Gm
Like summer breeze on a starlit night
G#
Oh I thought I knew the joy that I would never find
Bb                     D#               Bb
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
             D#          F         Gm
Like a happy home with a wonderful wife
G#                  D#
Oh I never knew the joy that I could find
       Bb                                  F G# F Bb B
In the simple things  Oh the simple things

Outro

B                      E                B
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
                        G#m
Like summer breeze on a starlit night
A                       B                E 
Oh I thought I knew the joy that I would never find
B                      E                B
Thank you Lord for the simple things in life
             E                     G#m
Like a happy home with a wonderful wife
A                              E  
Oh I never knew the joy that I could find
       B  
In the simple things
E                    B  E
Oh the simple things


flyinglibra51
God Bless Glen Travis Campbell
 
 
Glen Campbell - Simple Things :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
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About the artist behind Simple Things:

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936, Delight, Arkansas) is a Grammy Award, Dove Award winning, and two time nominated Golden Globe Award American country pop singer and guitarist and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a television variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.

Campbell's hits include "Gentle On My Mind", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Southern Nights" and "Rhinestone Cowboy". Campbell made history by winning a Grammy in both country and pop categories in 1967: "Gentle On My Mind" snatched the country honors, and "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" won in pop. He owns trophies for Male Vocalist of the Year from both the CMA and the ACM, and took the CMA's top honor as Entertainer of the Year.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and racked up 12 RIAA Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and 1 Double-Platinum album. Of his 75 trips up the charts, 27 landed in the Top 10. Campbell was hand-picked by actor John Wayne to play alongside him in the 1969 film True Grit, which gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for Most Promising Newcomer, and gave Wayne his only Academy Award. Campbell sang and had a hit with the title song (by the same name) which was nominated for an Academy Award. He performed it live at that year's Academy Awards Show.

In 2005, Campbell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Indexed at Wikipedia.

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