Cast Your Fate to the Wind

Words & Music by Vince Guaraldi
Recorded by Vince Guaraldi, 1962 (#22) also by Sounds Orchestral, 1965 (#10)

A7                     D
A month of nights, a year of days,

A7                  G
Octobers drifting into Mays;

     A7               D
I set my sail as the tide comes in

             G      A7            D   G  A7  G   D   G   A7
And I just cast my fate to the wind.

    A7              D
I shift my course along the breeze;

       A7              G
Won't sail upwind on memories.

     A7              D
The empty sky is my best friend,

            G      A7            D   G  A7  G   D   G   A7
And I just cast my fate to the wind.


  A       D             G 
Time has such a way of changing 

   A7        D         G
A man throughout the years;

     A      D     G         A            D       G
And now I'm rearranging my life through all my tears

 A9    D  A7    D
Alone,    a - lone.

   A7                     D
There never was, there couldn't be

A7                   G
A place in time for men like me

  A7                       D
Who'd drink the dark and laugh the day

               G       A7           D  G  A7  G  D  G  A7
And let their wildest dreams blow away.

Repeat Bridge:

A7                    D
So now I'm old, I'm wise and smart;

  A7                 G
I'm just a man with half a heart.

    A7           D
I wonder how it might have been

           G       A            D  G  A7  G  D  G  A7  G   D
Had I not cast my fate to the wind.

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