The Last Thing on My Mind - chords, tab and comments

A skilled craftsman in songwriting - combining bitter satire, material of tender and romantic nature and children's songs - Paxton has been widely covered by other artists without having commercial success himself. But he has never attempted to commersialize his act, either. Typically, one of his many albums were named "New Songs for Old Friends"(1973). John Denver recorded "Whose Garden Was This?", Judy Collins cut "The Hostage", *everybody* covered "The Last Thing on My Mind". No wonder why; it's a beautyful song. And it's the first one I ever played fingerpicking.
G                  C             G
it's a lesson too late for the learning
 C       G     D7      G
made of sand  made of sand
                   C                 G
in the wink of an eye my thought is turning
C       G     D7      G
in your hand  in your hand

G       D     D7           C            G
are you going away with no words of farewell
           C        Bm           A7   ...D7
will there be not a trace left behind
       G                    C              G            C
well I could have loved you better  didn't mean to be unkind
    G                 D7               G
you know that was the last thing on my mind
G major
C major
D major
D major seventh
B minor
A major seventh