D             G                D
if you..see a rainbow..in your backyard
           D               G                  D
you better turn..your head around..the other way
A7                              D
..there aint no gold..on either side there
     D                    G          D
only fools look there for gold .. anyway
    A7      G7                    D
yea mama .. fools are a long time coming *2

                  G                  D
now if a man just has to .. give you something
           D               G                  D
you better put your hands away .. behind your back
    A7                                  D
Hey I aint never seen no body give away nothing
        D          G                   D
awe without .. him wantin .. something back
    A7      G7                    D
yea mama .. fools are a long time coming *2

                      G            D
if you think that you see .. the reflection
                   G                  D
of love .. in your own .. true love's eyes
A7           G                D
.. beware of still .. running water 
                             G                   D
cause your lookin glass just might be tellin you lies
    A7      G7                    D
yea mama .. fools are a long time coming *2

                      G                    D
now if you think that life .. is something precious
                     G                D
well brother you had better .. think again
A7                                       D
cause I've seen the blood .. of boys and young men
                        G                  D
just flow .. like ditch water .. when it's raining
    A7      G7                    D
yea mama .. fools are a long time coming *2