Johnny Cash The Shifting Whispering Sands chords
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Intro: | C | C | C | C | G I discovered the valley of the shifting, whispering sands While prospecting in a western state. C I saw the silent windmills, the crumbling water tanks, The bones of the cattle picked clean by buzzards, bleached by the desert sun. G I stumbled over a crumbling buckboard nearly covered by the sand. And stopping to rest, I heard a tinkling, whispering sound, C F And suddenly realized that even though the wind was quiet, C The sand did not lie still. I seemed to be surrounded by a mystery D7 So heavy and oppresive I could scarcely breathe. G For weeks I wandered aimlessly in the valley, C Seeking answers to the many questions that raced through my mind. Where was ev'ryone? Why the white bones, the dry wells, G The baron valley where the people must have lived and died? I sat down and buried my face in my hands. C And resting, I learned the secret of the shifting, whispering sands. How I managed to escape from the valley, I don't know. G But now to pay my debt for being saved, I must tell you What I learned out on the desert so many years ago. C G7 (When the day is hardly quiet and the breeze seems not to blow, C One would think the sand was resting but you'll find this is not so. G7 It is whisp'ring, softly whisp'ring, as it slowly moves a-long. C And those who stop and listen, it will sing this mournful song. F C Of side-winders and the horn toad on the thorny chaparral, D7 G In the sunny days and the moonlight nights, the lonely coyotes yell.) C G7 How the stars seem they could touch you as you lay and gaze on high C At the heavens where you're hoping you'll be going when you die. For more Johnny Cash chords, see www.unofficial-johnnycash.com!