Chordproc: Steve Earle : Guitar Town

Steve Earle : Guitar Town


  1. Guitar Town
  2. Goodbye's All We've Got Left
  3. Hillbilly Highway
  4. My Old Friend The Blues
  5. Someday

Guitar Town

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Hey pretty baby are you ready for me
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It's your good rockin' daddy down from Tennessee
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I'm just out of Austin bound for San Antone
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With the radio blastin' and the bird dog on
Riff
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There's a speed trap up ahead in Selma Town
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But no local yokel gonna shut me down
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'Cause me and my boys got this rig unwound
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And we've come a thousand miles from a Guitar Town
Solo 1
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Nothin' ever happened 'round my hometown And I ain't the kind to just hang around But I heard someone callin' my name one day And I followed that voice down the lost highway Everybody told me you can't get far On thirty-seven dollars and a jap guitar Now I'm smokin' into Texas with the hammer down And a rockin' little combo from the Guitar Town
Repeat solo 1
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Hey pretty baby don't you know it ain't my fault
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I love to hear the steel belts hummin' on the asphalt
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Wake up in the middle of the night in a truck stop
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Stumble in the restaurant wonderin' why I don't stop
Gotta keep rockin' why I still can I gotta two pack habit and a motel tan But when my boots hit the boards I'm a brand new man With my back to the riser I make my stand Hey pretty baby won't you hold me tight We're loadin' up and rollin' out of here tonight One of these days I'm gonna settle down And take you back with me to the Guitar Town
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Goodbye's All We've Got Left

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I could tell it when I woke up this mornin'
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'Cause I can smell it when a heartache's comin'
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Not that I'm in such a hurry to lose you
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I'd call you up but there's nothin' that I can do
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Talkin' won't do any good anyway
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'Cause goodbye's all we've got left to say
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Not that I'm in such a hurry to lose you
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I don't think that it'll get any better
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So maybe you could just write me a letter
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And I could open it up when I'm stronger
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Another ten or twelve years, maybe longer
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Guess I just don't feel much like bad news today
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Goodbye's all we've got left to say
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Don't try to call me 'cause I'm takin' my phone out
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'Cause if it rings, I'll know what it's about
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And don't you worry 'bout me 'cause I'm alright
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Maybe you'll run into me somewhere, some night
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And if you do just keep goin' your way
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Goodbye's all we've got left to say



Hillbilly Highway

Intro (and played throughout):
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My granddaddy was a miner but he finally saw the light
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He didn't have much just a beat up truck and and a dream about a better life
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Gran mamma cried when she waved goodbye, You never heard such a lonesome sound
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Pretty soon the dirt road tuned to blacktop, Detroit city bound
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Down that Hillbilly Highway
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On that Hillbilly Highway
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That old Hillbilly Highway, goes on and on
Now he worked and saved his money so that one day he might send My old man off to college to use his brain and not his hands Gran mama cried when she said goodbye, you never heard such a lonesome sound But daddy had himself a good job in Houston, one more rolling down That old Hillbilly Highway That old Hillbilly Highway That old Hillbilly Highway, rolls on and on Now granddaddy rolled over in hi grave the day that I quit school I just sat around the house playing my guitar, my daddy said "I was a fool!" My mama cried when I said goodbye, I never heard such a lonesome sound Now I'm standing on the highway and if you're going my way, you know where I'm bound Down that Hillbilly Highway That old Hillbilly Highway That old Hillbilly Highway, rolls on and on



My Old Friend The Blues

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Just when every ray of hope was gone
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I should have known that you would come along
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I can't believe I ever doubted you
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My old friend the blues
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Another lonely night in this town
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The Sleep dont take me first you'll come around
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I know I can always count on you
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My old friend the blues
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Lovers leave and friends will let you down
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But your the only sure thing that I found
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No matter what I do I'll never lose
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My old friend the blues
Instrumental verse
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Lovers leave and friends will let you down
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And your the only sure thing that I found
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No matter what I do I'll never lose
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My old friend the blues
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Just let me hide my weary heart in you
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My old friend the blues
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Someday

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There ain't a lot that you can do in this town You drive down to the lake and then you turn back around You go to school and you learn to read and write So you can walk into the county bank and sign away your life
Now I work at the fillin' station on the interstate I'm pumpin' gasoline and countin' out of state plates They ask me how far into Memphis son and where's the nearest beer They don't even know that there's a town around here
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Someday I'm finally gonna let go
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'Cause I know there's a better way
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And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
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I'm gonna get out of here someday someday
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Now my brother went to college 'cause he played football I'm still hangin' round 'cause I'm a little bit small I got me a 67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back
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Someday I'm finally gonna let go
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'Cause I know there's a better way
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And I wanna know what's over that rainbow
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I'm gonna get out of here someday
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I'm gonna get out of here someday
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Someday someday