It takes one hand to say hello, one hand to say good-bye
About the Song
Cathy recorded this song on her 1993 "Air Guitar" album (with Marcy Marxer)It takes one hand to say hello, one hand to say good-bye
Gentle hands to hold a child & rock away a cry
A few good hands to multiply from two good souls to more
A circle of hands to take a stand & put an end to war
(up 2) C bass run (C to G) F C / F C D G / C run F C / F C G C
Hands to pick the vegetables & hands to grow the fruit
We all owe thanks to hands that grow new trees from older roots
Hands that dig the coal are hands in danger every day;
To keep our hands warm these hands work beneath the earth and clay.
Little hands & big hands, there are no two the same
Hands of every color & hands of every name
Hands to play the music & hands to write the songs
Hands that know that hearts can’t live on handiwork alone
Tick tock, hands on the clock, they count our every day
When time moves slow, we look to hands to hasten up the day
But mostly time slips by our hands & by our hopes and dreams
We hold in hands our hopes that someday hands will join in peace!
- words & music by Cathy Fink © 1987 Cathy Fink, Leading Role Music, ASCAP. All rights reserved.