This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research.


Chord transcription: Guitar Picker
Words and music: William Golden
Album: Amazing Grace Vol 2  (1997)
Performer: Kim Richey
Thanks to Oldtimer
and Thomas, Bob@EDD
who both sent me the lyrics to this old classic.


A Beautiful Life

              C
Each day I'll do a golden deed
           G                C
By helping those who are in need

My life on earth is but a span
            G             C
And so I'll do the best I can.


Chorus:
               C  F           C
Life's evening sun is sinking low
           G               C  G
A few more days and I must go
            C   F             C
To meet the deeds that I have done
                 G             C
Where there will be no setting sun.


To be a child of God each day
My light must shine along the way
I'll sing His praise while the ages roll
And strive to help some troubled soul.

Chorus

The only life that will endure
Is one that's kind and good and pure
And for God, I'll take my stand
Each day I'll lend a helping hand.

Chorus

While going down life's weary road
I'll try to lift some traveller's load
I'll try to turn the night to day
Make flowers bloom along the way.

This version is transcribed from a recording by
Chuck Wagon Gang


              A    D      A
Each day I'll do a golden deed
           E                A
By helping those who are in need
                    D     A
My life on earth is but a span
            E             A
And so I'll do the best I can.


Chorus:
               A              D
Life's evening sun is sinking low
           E               A
A few more days and I must go
                  D           A
To meet the deeds that I have done
                    E          A
Where there will be no setting sun.

This version transcribed from the album: Peace in the Valley (1994)
Performer: Willie Nelson


              D
Each day I'll do a golden deed
           A                D
By helping those who are in need


My life on earth is but a span
                   A      D
And so I'll do the best I can.


Chorus:
               D              G  
Life's evening sun is sinking low
           A               D
A few more days and I must go
                  G           D
To meet the deeds that I have done
                 A             D
Where there will be no setting sun.

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