Twenty-One Years lyrics and chords

The chords to Twenty-One Years are presented here in the key of C major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a young man that is sentenced to twenty one years in prison, and how he longs for his love while he is inside.

 
The  
C 
judge said “Stand  
Am 
up 
 
 
C 
boy and dry up your  
G7 
tears.
 
You’re sentenced to Dartmoor for twenty one  
C 
years.”
 
So dry up your tears  
Am 
girl and kiss me good
Dm 
bye
 
The best friends must  
G7 
part, so must  
F 
you and  
C 
I.

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I hear the train coming, ’twill bne here at nine
To take me to Dartmoor to serve out my time
I look down the railway and plainly I see
You standing there waving your goodbyes to me.

Six months have gone by, love, I wish I were dead
This cold dreary jail and a stone for my head
It’s raining, it’s hailing, the moon shows no light
Why won’t you tell me, love, why you never write?

I’ve counted the days, love, I’ve counted the nights
I’ve counted the footsteps, I’ve counted the lights
I’ve counted the raindrops, I’ve counted the stars
I’ve counted a million of these prison bars.

I’ve waited, I’ve trusted, I’ve longed for the day
A lifetime so lonely; my hair’s turning grey
My thoughts are for you, love, till I’m out of my mind
For twenty-one years is a mighty long time.

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The [C]judge said “Stand [Am]up [C]boy and dry up your [G7]tears.
You’re sentenced to Dartmoor for twenty one [C]years.”
So dry up your tears [Am]girl and kiss me good[Dm]bye
The best friends must [G7]part, so must [F]you and [C]I.

I hear the train coming, ’twill bne here at nine
To take me to Dartmoor to serve out my time
I look down the railway and plainly I see
You standing there waving your goodbyes to me.

Six months have gone by, love, I wish I were dead
This cold dreary jail and a stone for my head
It’s raining, it’s hailing, the moon shows no light
Why won’t you tell me, love, why you never write?

I’ve counted the days, love, I’ve counted the nights
I’ve counted the footsteps, I’ve counted the lights
I’ve counted the raindrops, I’ve counted the stars
I’ve counted a million of these prison bars.

I’ve waited, I’ve trusted, I’ve longed for the day
A lifetime so lonely; my hair’s turning grey
My thoughts are for you, love, till I’m out of my mind
For twenty-one years is a mighty long time.

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Twenty-One Years lyrics and chords

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