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Fogelberg Dan – Sutters Mill tab
[C]In the [Am]spring[F] of forty- [C]seven So the [Am]story[F] it is [C]told Old John [Am]Sutter[F] went to the Mill [C]site [Am] Found a [Dm7]piece[G7] of shinin' [C]gold. Well, he [Am]took it[F] to the [C]city Where the [Am]word[F] like wildfire [C]spread Old John [Am]Sutter[F] soon came to [C]wishin' [Am] He'd left that [Dm7]stone[G7] in the river [Am]bed. Oh, they [F]came like herds of [C]locusts Every [F]wo-[C]man, child and [Am]man In their [F]lumberin' connes- [C]togas [Am] They left their [Dm7]track[G7] upon the [Am]land. REFRAIN: Some would [F]fail and some would [C]prosper Some would [F]die[C] and some would [Am]kill Some would [F]beg the Lord for their de-[C]liverance [Am] Some would [Dm7]curse[G7] John Sutter's [C]Mill. Well, they [Am]came[F] from New York [C]City And they [Am]came[F] from Ala-[C]bam' With their [Am]dream[F] of findin' for-[C]tune [Am] In this [Dm7]wild[G7] unsettled [C]land. Well, some fell [Am]prey[F] to hostile [C]arrows As they [Am]tried[F] to cross the [C]land And some were [Am]lost[F] in the Rocky [C]Mountains [Am] With their [Dm7]hands[G7] froze to the [Am]reins. REFRAIN Some pushed [Am]on[F] to Cali-[C]fornia Others [Am]stopped[F] to take their [C]rest And by the [Am]spring[F] of eighteen-[C]sixty [Am] They had [Dm7]opened[G7] up the [C]west. And then the [Am]railroad[F] came be-[C]hind them And the [Am]land[F] was plowed and [C]tame When old John [Am]Sutter[F] went to meet his [C]Maker [Am] With not one [Dm7]penny[G7] to his [Am]name. REFRAIN Some would [Dm7]curse[G7] John Sutter's [C]Mill [Am] Some men's [Dm7]thirsts[G7] are never [C]filled.