"Sundown" is a song by Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot, released as a single in March 1974.


Sundown (WORD)
Sundown (PDF)

You can play along in the same key as the video - some instrumentals have been left out for the group!

"Sundown" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and easy listening charts and number thirteen on the Hot Country singles chart, as well as number one in Canada on RPM's national singles chart. It was Lightfoot's only single to reach number one on the Hot 100. "Sundown" is the ending song of The Blacklist season 1, episode 13: "The Cyprus Agency (No. 64)" (January 27, 2014).

The inspiration for this song came from Lightfoot worrying about his girlfriend, who was out at bars all day while he was at home writing songs. He recalled during a Reddit AMA: "I had this girlfriend one time, and I was at home working, at my desk, working at my songwriting which I had been doing all week since I was on a roll, and my girlfriend was somewhere drinking, drinking somewhere. So I was hoping that no one else would get their hands on her, because she was pretty good lookin'! As a matter of fact, it was written just around sundown," he added, "just as the sun was setting, behind the farm I had rented to use as a place to write the album."

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