The Unfaithful Servant
by J.R.Robertson. Album: The Band
For an analysis of the lyrics, and more, see Peter Viney's article.
Capo - fret 2 E7 D/F# G D/F# A/E Am7 Unfaithful Servant, I hear you leavin' soon in the mornin' G D/F# E7 A7sus4 What did you do to the lady, that she's gonna have to send you away? G D/F# A/E Am7 Unfaithful servant, you don't have to say you're sorry, G D/F# E7 Asus4 If you done it just for the spite, or did ya do it just for the glory? Bm/G# A/F# Like a stranger you turned your back, Am7/E G F#7 Left your keys and gone to pack. Bm Gm6 Bear in mind who's to blame, and all the shame; E7 Em7 Ebmaj7 She really cared, the time she spared and the home you shared. Unfaithful servant, I can hear the whistle blowin, Yes, that train is a-comin' and soon you'll be goin'. Let us not bow our heads for we won't be complainin'; Life has been good to us all even when that sky is rainin'. To take it like a grain of salt is all I can do. It's no one's fault, Makes no diff'rence if we fade away. It's just as it was, it's much to cold for me to stay. G D/F# Goodbye to that country home, A/E Am7 So long to a lady I have known, G D/F# Farewell to my other side, E7 A7sus4 I'd best just take it in stride. G D/F# A/E Am7 Unfaithful Servant, you'll learn to find your place; G D/F# I can see it in your smile, E7 A7sus4 and, yes, I can see it in your face. Bm/G# A/F# The mem'ries will linger on, Am7/E G F#7 But the good old days, they're all gone, Bm Gm6 Oh! Lonesome servant, can't you see, E7 Em7 Ebmaj7 That we're still one and the same, just you and me. Gm6 ¦----3--- ¦----3--- ¦----3--- ¦---2---- ¦---x---- ¦---x---- A7sus4 ¦-------- ¦----3--- ¦-------- ¦---2---- ¦-------- ¦---x----