My brother gave me a guitar
A 1975 Guild
It came with a stand and a capo
When he played it, the room filled

It’s got a big strutless body
Unobstructed and hollow
With a rounded back
It’s loud and mellow

I don’t play, never have
I can strum one simple tune
It’s time to learn some chords, a D and a G
And I’d better make it soon

I’ve been writing lyrics now
Since my father died
I have a hundred songs
But the one thing I’ve never tried

Is to put any to music
To fit a melody to the rhyme
I need to be able to sing them
I want to hear them in metre and time

So now I have a guitar
A 1975 Guild
I’m going to work on learning
How to play it until I’m skilled