ARTIST: Stephen Schwartz
TITLE: No Time at All
Lyrics and Chords


[Capo 5]

When you are as old as I, my dear
And I hope that you never are
You will woefully wonder why, my dear
Through your cataracts and catarrh
You could squander away or sequester
A drop of a precious year
For when your best days are yester
The rest 're twice as dear

/ Em Bm Cmaj7 - / Am7 - Em Bm / 1st / Am7 D Bm7 Em / 
   / G D G - / C D Bm7 Em7 / C - G - / A Am7 - D /

What good is a field on a fine summer night
If you sit all alone with the weeds?
Or a succulent pear if with each juicy bite
You spit out your teeth with the seeds?
Before it's too late stop trying to wait
For fortune and fate you're secure of
For there's one thing to be sure of mate
There's nothing to be sure of

/ G - F - / C - D - / : / E Bm Em Bm / Em D C GAm7 /
   / G AmBm CD Em / Am C G D /

Oh, its time to start livin'
Time to take a little from this world we're given
Time to take time, for spring will turn to fall
In just no time at all

/ E G#m A B / / E F#m7 G#m A G#sus4 G# / F#m7C#m A E A E CD /

I've never wondered if I was afraid
When there was a challenge to take
I've never thought about how much I weighed
When there was still one piece of cake
Maybe it's meant the hours I've spent
Feeling broken and bent and unwell
But there's still no cure so heaven sent
As the chance to raise some hell


   Now when the drearies do attack
   And a siege of the sads begin
   I throw these regal shoulders back
   And lift these noble chins

   / G Am7 Bm7 E7 / Am7 GD G Gsus4G / G# Bbm7 Cm7 Fm7 / A - C D /

Give me a man who is handsome and strong
Someone who's stalwart and steady
Give me a night that's romantic and long
And give me a month to get ready
Now I could waylay some aging roue
And persuade him to play in some cranny
But its hard to believe I'm being led astray
By a man who calls me granny


   Now sages tweet that age is sweet
   Good deeds and good works earn you laurels
   But what could make you feel more obsolete
   Than being noted for your morals?

Here is a secret I never have told
Maybe you'll understand why
I believe if I refuse to grow old
I can be young 'til I die
Now I've known the fears of sixty-six years
I've had troubles and tears by the score
But the only thing I'd trade them for
Is sixty-seven more

Oh, its time to keep livin'
Time to keep taking from this world I'm givin'
You are my time, so I'll throw off my shawl
And watching your flings be flung all over
Makes me feel young all over
In just no time at all

/ E G#m A B / / E F#m7 G#m A G#sus4 G# G7sus4 G#7 /
   / F#m7 G#m7 A - / G#m - C# - / F#m G#m7 A Bsus E - A - E AE /

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