| F# | C#/f | D#m | B | |

Back when I was a child | F# | C#/f | B/d# | F#/c# C# |
before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high | F# | C#/f | B | C# ,.B |
and dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around ‘til I fell asleep | F#/a# | B | Bm/d | F#/c# |
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved | G#7 | C# |

If I could get another chance | F# | C#/f | D#m | B ,. D#m |
another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end | G#m | D#m | B | C# |
How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

| F# | C#/f | D#m | B |

When I and my mother would disagree | F# | C#/f | B | C# |
To get my way, I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me | F# | C#/f | B | C# ,. B |
Then finally make me do just what my mama said
Later that night when I was asleep | F#/a# | B | Bm/d | F#/c# |
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me | G#7/c | G#m !C# |

If I could steal one final glance | F# | C#/f | D#m | B ,. F#/a# |
one final step, one final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end | G#m | D#m | B | C# |
‘Cause I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

| F# |

Sometimes I’d listen outside her door | B | C# | F# ,. C#/f | D#m |
And I’d hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me | B | C# | G#m | C# | |
I pray for her even more than me

| F# | C#/f | D#m | B |

I know I’m praying for much too much | Ab | Eb/g | Fm | Db |
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don’t do it usually | Bbm | Fm | Db | Eb |
But dear Lord she’s dying
To dance with my father again | Fm | Bbm | Dbm | |
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

| Ab | Eb/g | Db | Bbm Eb | Ab |