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Songs Smuggled Out of the '60's

by John Paul Jacobson (Socan)

I am trying to write a screenplay about a Canadian Soldier who meets a Russian Translator of Farsi in Afghanistan and they (what else?) fall in love. Their situation and the people they are immersed in gets pulled apart by events. Here are the lyrics and chords to my composition:

(capo is on the fifth fret)
(Am)Nadezhda… these (G)winter nights are long... so long!
And an (F)ocean lies between our souls and (E)freedom
(Am)Nadezhda… my (G)words just tumble down
Freezing in the ground and (F)you’re so far away
Too far to (E)hear them…

Oh I (C)long to see your (G)face…(F) and hold you in my (Am)arms
(C) I’m looking through these (G) windows in my (F)dream of (G)you
Nad(Am)ezhda. (ah…) G… F… E

(Am) Nadezhda…we’ll (G) give the world a sign: Peace in our Time
for (F) all those breaking hearts… I know you (E) feel them
(Am) Nadezhda… we’ll (G) take the guns away- let the children play
and (F) teach them that this world will always (E) need them

Oh I (C) long to take your (G) smile (F) to where our hearts be(Am)gin
(C) I’m running this last (G) mile- please (F) let me (G) in-
NadAm ezhda. (ah…) G… F… E

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Brandon, Manitoba
Member since Février 2009


I am a singer/songwriter/personal care worker/university student/father of a teenager working on a screenplay trying to stay hitched up to with great big everything. My home, hearth and songs are open to all Dominion people. My musical blog is

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