I Try to Be Patient

capo 4
bass
E C# A B
E C# A E

C Am
back when we started on down this long road
F G
we knew that the end was near
C Am
we skipped a few steps and gave up some things
F C
we knew it was almost here

kept ourselves ready for what was ahead
right up around the next bend
but here we are now fifty years on
hoping that we’ll see the end

chorus
bass A E A B
F
I try to be patient
C
I been waiting so long
F
I try to be patient
G
I try to be strong
bass A E EB E
F
I try to be patient
C
like I been told
C G
but it feels like nothing is changing
C
except I’m getting old

bass
E C# A B
E C# A E
some things just take as long as they take
some things you just can’t hurry
they matter too much to skip any steps
so we might as well try not to worry

chorus

bridge (joel F C F G)
A A
don’t want you thinking I’ve given up
E E
come to the end of my rope
A A
the harder it gets the harder I’ll try
B B B B BBBB
tie a knot and hang on and hope

bass
E C# A B
E C# A E
driver’s up front both hands on the wheel
got this trip well in hand
we’ll sit in the back for as long as it takes
till we get to where we all had planned

bass A E A B
F
I try to be patient
C
I been waiting so long
F
I try to be patient
G
I try to be strong
bass A E EB E
F
I try to be patient
C
like I been told
C G
but it feels like nothing is changing
C
except I’m getting old

E C# A E
back when we started on down this long road
we knew that the end was near