Chordproc: Steve Earle : Misc

Steve Earle : Misc


  1. Billy Austin
  2. Days Aren't Long Enough
  3. Every Part Of Me
  4. Galway Girl
  5. Goodbye
  6. Jerusalem
  7. Now She's Gone
  8. South Nashville Blues
  9. Sparkle And Shine
  10. Tom Ames Prayer

Billy Austin

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My name is Billy Austin
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And I'm twenty-nine years old
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I was born in Oklahoma
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Quarter Cherokee I'm told
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Don't remember Oklahoma
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Been so long since I left home
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Seems like I've always been in prison
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Like I've always been alone
Didn't mean to hurt nobody Never thought I'd cross that line I held up a filling station Like I'd done a hundred times The kid done like I told him He lay face down on the floor Guess I'll never know what made me Turn and walk back through that door The shot rang out like thunder My ears rang like a bell No one came runnin' So I called the cops myself Took their time to get there And I guess I coulda run I knew I should be feeling something But I never shed tear one I didn't even make the papers 'Cause I only killed one man But my trial was over quickly And then the long hard wait began My court-appointed lawyer Couldn't look me in the eye He just stood up and closed his briefcase When they sentenced me to die Now my waiting's over As the final hour drags by And I ain't about to tell you That I don't deserve to die But there's twenty-seven men here Mostly black, brown and poor Most of them are guilty Who are you to say for sure? So when the preacher comes to get me And they shave off all my hair Could you take that long walk with me Knowing hell is waitin' there? Could you pull that switch yourself sir With a sure and steady hand? Could you still tell youself That you're better than I am? My name is Billy Austin I'm twenty-nine years old I was born in Oklahoma Quarter Cherokee I'm told



Days Aren't Long Enough

Capo II
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Another year has come and gone
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Another circle 'round the sun
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Another thousand tears have fallen
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But I don't ever count 'em 'cause
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I'm surrounded by your love
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| And days are never long enough
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Four more seasons on parade
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Show their colours then they fade
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But that won't happen to us, darlin'
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We'll remember how it was
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Then begin again because
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| Days are never long enough
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Time's never late
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Isn't bound by our fate
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Try as we may
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| Love might never be found if we wait
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Until the sun comes up
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On another day my love
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Days are never long enough
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Time's never late
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Isn't bound by our fate
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Try as we may
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| Love might never be found if we wait
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Until the sun comes up
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On another day my love
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Days are never long enough



Every Part Of Me

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I love you with all my heart
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All my soul every part of me
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It's all I can do to mark
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Where you end and where I start you see
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Living long in my travails
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I left a trail of tears behind me
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Been in love so many times
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Didn't think this kind would ever find me
I love you with everything All my weakness all my strength I can't promise anything Except that my last breath will bear your name And when I'm gone they'll sing a song About a lonely fool who wandered Around the world and back again But in the end he finally found her I love you with all my heart All my soul and every part of me
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Cross the universe I'll spin Until the end and then I wonder If we should get another chance Could I have that dance forver under A double moon and sky lit stars Shining down on where you are And I love you with all my heart All my soul and every part of me
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Galway Girl

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Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
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On a day-eye-ey-eye-ey
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I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
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On a grand soft day-eye-ey
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And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
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'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
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'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl
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We were halfway there when the rain came down
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On a day-eye-ey-eye-ey
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And she took me up to her flat downtown
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Of a grand soft day-eye-ey-eye-ey
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And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
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'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
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And I lost my heart to a Galway girl
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When I woke up I was all alone
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With a broken heart and a ticket home
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And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
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If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
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I've traveled around I've been all over this world
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Boys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway girl
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Goodbye

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I remember holdin' on to you
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All them long and lonely nights I put you through
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Somewhere in there I'm sure I made you cry
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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But I recall all of them nights down in Mexico
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One place I may never go
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) In my life again
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Was I just off somewhere just too high
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye
Harmonica over verse chords
I only miss you every now and then Like a soft breeze blowin' up from the Caribbean Most Novembers I break down and cry But I can't remember if we said goodbye But I recall all of them nights down in Mexico One place I may never go In my life again Was I just off somewhere just too high But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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But I can't remember if we said goodbye
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Goodbye
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Goodbye



Jerusalem

Capo VII
Intro over chorus chords
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I woke up this mornin' and none of the news was good
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D7/f#
Death machines were rumblin' 'cross the ground where Jesus stood
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And the man on my TV told me that it's always been that way
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There's nothin' anyone can do or say
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And I almost listened to him
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Yeah, I almost lost my mind
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I regained my senses again
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And looked into my heart to find
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I believe that one fine day
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All the children of Abraham
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Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem
Well maybe I'm only dreamin' and maybe I'm just a fool But I don't remember learnin' how to hate in Sunday school But somewhere along the way I strayed and I never looked back again But I still find some comfort now and then Then the storm comes rumblin' in And I can't lay me down And the drums are drummin' again And I can't stand the sound But I believe there'll come a day When the lion and the lamb Will lie down in peace together in Jerusalem
Solo over chorus chords
And there'll be no barricades then Yeah there'll be no wire or walls We can wash all this blood from our hands And all this hatred from our souls But I believe there'll come a day All the children of Abraham Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem Yeah we must believe that one fine day All the children of Abraham Will lay down their swords forever in Jerusalem



Now She's Gone

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She was her daddy's little darlin'
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Her mama's only child
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They didn't understand at all when
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She took to running wild
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She left town one day and never said goodbye
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Left a hole in Daddy's lap a tear in mama's eye
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Where'd we go wrong, now she's gone
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She met a boy up in Kentucky
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Charlie was his name
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Just when he thought he got lucky
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She stole his watch and chain
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She always kept on moving and she never wasted time
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And they say she left quite a string of broken hearts behind
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Woke up alone, now she's gone
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Me, I wasn't even trying
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You could say I was content
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She went through my life like lightning
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Blew out the other end
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I still taste her kisses smell her perfume in the wind
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And if I could you now that I would do it all again
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She done me wrong, Now she's gone



South Nashville Blues

Capo VI
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I went down town, just to ease my pain
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I went down town, just to ease my pain
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I ended up out walkin' in the rain
I took my pistol and a hundred dollar bill I took my pistol and a hundred dollar bill I had everything I needed to get me killed The Southside girls, they suit me just fine The Southside girls, they suit me just fine As long as I got money they don't whine The devil lives on Lewis Street I swear The devil lives on Lewis Street I swear I seen him rockin' in his rockin' chair I start way up top of Lewis Street, and I walk down to the end I start way up top and I walk down to the end I go way down in the bottoms, and I come back up again Now Mama told me, Papa too, they both talked till they turned blue But I got them ol' South Nashville blues again I won't be satisfied until they lock me up again



Sparkle And Shine

Capo III
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My baby sparkle and shine
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Sparkle and shine, sparkle and shine
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My baby sparkle and shine
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And everyone knows she's fine
She blesses all that she sees A toss of her hair and a kiss in the breeze But she don't love no one but me And I can't believe she's mine
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Shimmering she moves
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Sunlight all around her
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Even when she's blue
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Silver clouds surround her
My baby sparkle and shine Sparkle and shine, sparkle and shine My baby sparkle and shine And I can't believe she's mine My baby swings down the street Big tall high heel shoes on her feet Walks by and my heart skips a beat And I'm stumblin' like a fool She give me somethin' so sweet I can't sleep y'all and I can't eat Sparks fly whenever we meet I'm breathless 'cause she's so cool Anywhere she goes I can only follow She'll be there I know When I awake tomorrow My baby sparkle and shine Sparkle and shine, sparkle and shine My baby sparkle and shine And everyone knows she's fine My baby sparkle and shine Sparkle and shine, sparkle and shine My baby sparkle and shine And everyone knows she's fine And everyone knows she's mine



Tom Ames Prayer

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Everyone in Nagadoches knew Tom Ames
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Would come to some bad end
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'Cause the sheriff had caught him stealing chickens and such
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From the time that he was ten
One day his daddy took a 10 dollar bill And he tucked it in his hand He said I know you're headed for trouble son Your mama wouldn't understand So he took his dad's money and his brother's old bay And he left without a word of thanks Fell in with this crowd in a bordertown And he took to robbin' banks
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Outside the law his luck a-ran out fast A few years came and went Til he was trapped up in an alley in Abilene With all but four shells spent And he realized then that prayin' Was the only thing he hadn't ever tried He didn't know quite how to do it But he looked up to the sky He said "You don't owe me nothin' and as far as I know, Lord I don't owe nothin' to you I ain't askin' for a miracle Lord A little bit of luck will do You know I ain't never prayed before 'Cause it always seemed to me That prayin' was just like beggin' And I don't take charity
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Lord, I've had some breaks in my life As you already know I've had some help from the good lord and the devil himself's Been strictly touch and go Right here now with my back to the wall I can't help but recall How they nearly hung me for stealin' a horse In Fort Smith, Arkansas Judge Parker said guilty and his gavel came down Just like a cannon shot I went away quietly I beg an to file and plot They sent that old preacher down to my cell He said, "The Lord is your only hope He'll be the only friend you have, son When you hit the end of Parker's rope" Well, I guess he could've kept on preachin' til Christmas But he turned his back on me I put a homemade blade to that golden throat And asked the deputy for the key Ah, but who in the hell am I talkin' to? There ain't no one here but me So he cocked both his pistols, spit in the dirt And walked into that street