Watch the Stars - Chords, Lyrics and Origins

Origins

So far as I can find out, Watch the Stars is an old negro spiritual from the U.S.A. (if you know more about it, contact me).  It has been recorded by Pentangle and there is a lovely old version on an album called American Folk Songs for Christmas.

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Chords

Capo at 2nd Fret.

 C      G7     C    G7  
Watch the stars, see how they run.      
F            C F C  
Watch the stars, see how they run.      
       G7        Am    C
You know the stars run down at the setting of the sun;
 C     G7      C    G7  
Watch the stars, see how they run.    

Lyrics

Watch the stars, see how they run;

Watch the stars, see how they run;

You know the stars run down at the setting of that sun;

Watch the stars, see how they run.

 

Watch the wind, see how it blows;

Watch the wind, see how it blows;

You know the wind shall blow, when the sun's going down;

Watch the wind, and see how it blows. 

 

Watch the moon, see how it glows;

Watch the moon, see how it glows;

You know the moon's gonna glow, when the sun goes down;

Watch the moon, see how it glows. 

 

Watch the stars, see how they run;

Watch the stars, see how they run;

You know the stars run down at the setting of that sun;

Watch the stars, see how they run.

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