I remember it was a weekend not long *after I left home (lick G//A/B/C/D//G, G Am7)

We were talking on the stairway, there was a party going on (D/F# Csus2 G)

I remember the way she smiled her hair was long and brown (G Am7)

I said something to make her laugh, she still tells that story now (D/F# Csus2 G)

[chorus:]

You play the game and play the blues

But it’s sometimes hard to choose (Am D G G//A/B/C/D Em)

Which path will lead to joy and which to tears (A7sus4 Am D)

Good times come and good times go (G Cmaj7)

 the winds of *life just blow and blow (G G/F# Em)

It’s been a long fine sweet 30 years (C D G G//A/B/C/D//G)

All our friends predicted, they never had a doubt

But it took the two of us five years before we finally worked it out

A lot of *friends a few old *lovers were *there when we tied that knot

Still too young to have a clue what it was we got

[chorus:]

You play the game and play the blues // but it’s always hard to choose

Which *paths will lead to joy and which to tears

Good friends come and good friends go // the winds of *life just blow and blow

It’s been a long fine sweet 30 years

We had two baby boys // and then we had two strapping kids

We moved around and settled down // Somehow no matter what I did

You were around to steady me, help me keep my beat

Like a river running *deep and warm just *underneath my feet

[chorus:]

You cut the grass and shovel snow // but you never seem to know

Whether *what you share is joy or if it’s tears

Children come and children grow // the winds of *life just blow and blow

It’s been a long fine sweet 30 years

We get ahead or we just get by // But no matter what we try

The world might bring us joy or bring us tears

Seasons come and seasons go // the *winds of *love still blow

It’s been a long fine sweet 30 years

We may grow wise or just grow old // but in the end we never know

If tomorrow brings us joy or brings us or tears

As years melt into the past, I’ve *found one thing that lasts

It’s been a long fine sweet 30 years