Lone Croft Farewell (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

September 11, 2010

Last played

June 16, 2017

Times played

214

Lyrics/Notes

Capo 3rd fret

Intro: D G Am D

D Am C D
the stakes are in the meadow . . the fields are overgrown
D Am C D
the winds of change are blowin’ through the place that i’ve called home
D Am C D
they’re diggin’ at the edges . . to build the power line
Am C D (intro)
same old story . . but now the story’s mine

D Am C D
so build a fire & throw in . . the papers & the past
D Am C D
no need to try & save it now . . it’s never gonna last
D Am C D
it’s a starry night . . the moon is bright . . let’s call the old owl in
Am C D
let him know we’re leavin’ . . say goodbye old friend

D Am C D
goodbye to the years here, they have flown
D Am C D
goodbye to the only home I’ve known
D Am C D
the wheels of the world are rollin’ thru
Am C D (intro)
& if this door is closing’ . . i guess I’m rollin’ too

D Am C D
for 14 years my family . . walked these crooked floors
D Am C D
40 years before my father opened up the doors
D Am C D
a stony stand . . it all began 300 years before
Am C D
what story is beginning? if this one is no more?

D Am C D
goodbye to the years here, they have flown
D Am C D
goodbye to the only home i’ve known
D Am C D
the wheels of the world are movin on’
Am C D
& if this door is closing’ . . i guess it’s time i’m gone

C G Am
feels like a wave that can’t be stopped
C G Am
a coming day . . my heart will drop
C G Am
feels like a war that won’t be won
D
. . without a gun

D Am C D
so goodbye bird & bear, goodbye tree & land
D Am C D
goodbye to all i know like knowin’ the back of my hand
D Am C D
i’ll walk the grounds & make the rounds of this place i’ve loved so well
Am C D
fire up the diesel . .. bid a last lone croft farewell

D Am C D
goodbye to the years here, they have flown
D Am C D
goodbye to the only home i’ve known
D Am C D
the wheels of the world are rollin’ thru
Am C D
& if this door is closing’ . . i guess i’m rollin’ too

*Chord progression interpreted by a Hobo. The songwriters have made no representation regarding accuracy. Chords depicted on songs showing the use of a capo are the open chord shapes.

Shows played

2011-01-14 Orange Peel
2011-01-16 WorkPlay Theatre
2011-01-18 George's Majestic
2011-01-21 Sunshine Theater
2011-01-23 Rialto Theatre
2011-01-24 Belly Up Tavern
2011-01-27 Roxy Theatre
2011-01-29 Uptown Theatre
2011-02-03 Northern Lights
2011-02-05 Brooklyn Bowl
2011-02-10 Kent Stage
2011-02-11 Penn's Peak
2011-02-12 Jefferson Theater
2011-02-25 Westcott Theater
2011-02-26 German House Theatre
2011-03-03 Minglewood Hall
2011-03-04 Headliners Music Hall
2011-03-06 Lyell B. Clay Performing Arts Center, Creative Arts Center, WVU
2011-03-19 Copper Mountain Conference Center
2011-03-21 The BellyUp
2011-03-24 Emerson Cultural Center
2011-03-27 The Vault
2011-03-29 Englert Theater
2011-04-01 Papa Charlie's Club
2011-04-02 Turner Hall
2011-04-15 The Pageant
2011-04-17 Sweetwater 420 Festival
2011-04-21 State Theatre
2011-04-23 The Plaza Theatre
2011-05-07 The Wellmont Theatre
2011-05-27 DelFest Latenight Stage @ Allegany County Fairgrounds
2011-06-12 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Fair - That Tent
2011-06-17 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
2011-07-02 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
2011-07-03 Electric Forest @ Double JJ Ranch
2011-07-16 Great South Bay Music Festival @ Shorefront Park
2011-07-22 Britt Pavilion
2011-07-23 Horning's Hideout
2011-07-29 Floydfest Revival Music and Arts Festival
2011-07-30 Bele Chere
2011-08-14 Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
2011-08-26 Grandfather Mountain Campground @ Music on the Mountaintop
2011-09-02 Levitt Pavilion
2011-09-16 Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival - Piedmont Stage
2011-10-01 FolkFest
2011-10-07 The Festy Experience - Main Stage
2011-10-08 Mercy Lounge
2011-10-15 House of Blues - New Orleans
2011-10-20 Georgia Theatre
2011-10-21 The Fillmore Charlotte
2011-10-30 Hangtown Halloween Ball - El Dorado Co Fairgrounds
2011-11-09 Canopy Club
2011-11-11 Majestic Theatre
2011-11-12 Majestic Theatre
2011-11-16 State Theatre
2011-11-19 Headliners Music Hall
2011-11-26 Sherman Theater
2011-12-29 Ogden Theater