Artist Vanessa Williams
Album Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas Soundtrack)
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Note From the movie Pocahontas.
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Verse:
Am  C                               Am                
You think you own whatever land you land on
    C                              Em
the earth is just a dead thing can claim
    Am           Em                F         C
but i know every rock and tree and creature      
      Dm          G             Am
has a life, has a spirit, has a name. 
    C                             Am   
You think the only people who are people
        C                              Em
are the people who look and think like you
    Am              Em             F          C
but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger     
             Dm               F              C
you'll learn things you never knew you never knew.

Chorus:
Em       Am                             Em        F       
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
   Am                               Em
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
        F                 G             Em         Am
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?
        F                  C             Am      
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? 
        Dm                 F             C
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Verse:
     C              G                  Am
Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
     C                                  Em
Come taste the sun sweet berries of the earth
     Am              G           F           C
Come roll in all the riches all around you
        Dm         C      G            Am      G
And for once never wonder what they're worth.
    C                 G            Am
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
    C                          Em
The heron and the otter are my friends
    Am            G              F        C
And we are all connected to each other
     Dm          F            C
In a circle in a hoop that never ends.

Chorus:
Em       Am                             Em        F       
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
   Am                                Em
or let the eagle tell you where he's been?
        F                 G             Em         Am
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountain?
        F                  C             Am      
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? 
        Dm                 F             C
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?


C   F             Em        Am
How high does the sickamore grow?
       Dm                      G       
If you cut it down then you'll never know.


Em         Am                             Em        F     
And you'll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
    Am                             Em   
For whether we are white or copper skinned
           F                 G             Em          Am
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
           Dm                 Em            Am
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind.


    Dm7                           
You can own the Earth and still
           Em              F
All you'll own is earth until
        Am         Em      Fmaj7  G      C
You can paint with all the colors of the wind.
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16 Comments

  1. better option for fmaj7????

  2. for strumming i use DUDU-UDU for most of the chords. chords that are only held for 2 measures i play DU DU

  3. Also Ebm and Ebm7??

  4. Ukegirl

    Strumming pattern?

    • Queen Strumalot

      So I think that the strumming pattern should be DDUUDU but only for the second half. The first half sounds better with just one D and then you can build it up as it goes to the chorus!;)

  5. ballerjordyn

    Thanks so much. This was very helpful for me and my friend when we were trying to get this tune and could not figure out how to get it right.

  6. Is there any substitute for Fmaj7? If is it would be really helpful I have REALLY short fingers…

  7. What strum pattern?

  8. So fun, thanks! What strumming pattern is working for you guys?

  9. ryangramm

    This great! Thank you!

  10. Sounds better in the original key if you switch the first Em of each verse with a G

  11. +5 is quite easy, but good lord its high. sopranos, this is for you

  12. better sounding version if payed on transpose +2

  13. leilaclarrenson

    I LOVE this song! Thank you!

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