At The Table

Written 1998

Tab G, open

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there’s enough for everyone,
for the old and for the young
at the table, at the table
though you’re poor and cannot pay
you will not be turned away
from the table, from the table
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long,
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long…

are you lost in your despair?
you will find no judgment there
at the table, at the table
cry out on a city street
call the people that you see
to the table, to the table
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long,
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long…

we long for justice in this world,
for a place where all are heard
like a table, like a table
for your daughters and your sons
there’s enough for everyone,
at the table, at the table
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long,
+++ fill me, I’ve been empty for so long…

11 comments on “At The Table”

  1. Doug Amstutz

    Hey Brad,
    Good to see a new CD and great to see ‘At the Table’ on it! My fav for many years. We’re still in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, coming home to NA in July. Maybe we’ll see you sometime after.
    Doug, Wanda and family

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  2. Jonathan Yoder

    Brad, my favorite as well ever since you sang this song maybe 7-8 years ago or more at a Wert reunion in DE! The first song I had heard you sing, and now I am a fan!

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  3. Brad

    thanks so much, Jonathan & Doug! It’s my parents’ favorite song, too. :]
    It’s the last song on the new CD, serving as a kind of “closing benediction.” I do remember singing that at the Wert reunion some years ago.

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  4. Andrew

    Hey,
    Got here by a facebook link through Luke Lindon.

    I haven’t heard your song yet but I like the words here. Interesting change in perspective on the refrain/chorus (“fill me, I’ve been empty for so long”)

    Why the change from inviting people to the table to the more prayer-like repeating part?

    Will check out your myspace now!

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  5. Micah

    What are the chords used in this song? I would really like to know.

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    • brad

      Hi, Micah!..
      This song is in open G. Here are chords. I’ll e-mail you a document as well.
      2/2
      INTRO: ||: G | C | G | C : ||
      VERSE 1:
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C | bm | C / / D ||
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C ||
      CHORUS 1: || em | Cmaj7 | D | Cadd9 | Am7 ||
      INTRO 2: || G | C | G | C ||
      VERSE 2:
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C | bm | C / / D ||
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C ||
      CHORUS 2: || em | Cmaj7 | D | Cadd9 | Am7 ||
      INSTRUMENTAL VERSE:
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C | bm | C / / D ||
      VERSE 3:
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C | bm | C / / D ||
      ||G | C | D | em / / D/F# | G | C ||
      CHORUS 3: || em | Cmaj7 | D | Cadd9 | Am7 ||
      OUTRO:
      ||G | C | bm | C / D / | G | C | bm | C / D / | G ||

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  6. Micah

    Wow, thank you so much!

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  7. Anne

    I love this song and I am hoping to sing this with a friend, but I am having difficult picking out the harmony part on the chorus. Could you email me the female part? Thanks!!

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    • brad yoder

      Hi, Anne!
      Thanks for your question. The harmony chorus part, note-wise, is:
      do-ti-la-so-la-so-so-mi-re, do-ti-la-so-la-so-so-fa-mi
      or:
      G-F#-E-D-E-D-D-B-A, G-F#-E-D-E-D-D-C-B
      As sung by K.C. Clifford, of Oklahoma!

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  8. Chaz Bay

    I know it’s a couple years late but this song has got me through some hard times and wanted to say thanks.

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