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Billy Joe Shaver - Gypsy Boy (Chord)
Album: Honky Tonk Heroes (1994)
Submitter: texasisalive (13) on 9/17/03
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Billy Joe Shaver
GYPSY BOY 


Verse 1:
     Bm
 	 The painted lantern circus
                 F#
 	 With the wagons swinging slowly
             Bm 
 	 On a cold October morning
              F# 
 	 On a day that should be holy
         G 
 	 Winding through the forest
                D
 	 As the sun is just a-breakin'
            G  
 	 And i am only seven
               D
 	 And a gypsy in the makin'


Verse 2:
        Bm
 	 Winds a-blowin' through me
                 F#
 	 And the canvas flaps a-tearin'
                 Bm
 	 And the folks is talkin' low now
                 F#
 	 'Cause they don't want me to hear 'em
            G
 	 And Uncle says there's trouble
                  D
 	 With the bulls along the border
             G
 	 And i'm a-wond'rin' why
               D             Bm   
 	 And a-wishin' i were older


Verse 3:
     Bm
 	 Many years ago it seems
             F# 
 	 And many summers ending
            Bm
 	 The wagon wheels is rustin'
                F#
 	 And the axles is a-bendin'
              G
 	 And Grandma's bones is bleachin'
                 D
 	 And our hearts is still a-dyin'
             G
 	 But i'm a Gypsy Boy
                  D
 	 And there ain't no time for cryin'


Verse 4:
         Bm
 	 Now it's getting colder
 	         F#
 	 And the air is growin' ugly
                Bm 
 	 And the wolves is gettin' bolder
             F#
 	 And there ain't no sun above me
                G
 	 And i think it's time to move now
               D
 	 But i don't know where we're goin'
                G
 	 And i know it won't be long now
           D                  Bm 
 	 Before it starts to snowin'


Verse 5:
     Bm
 	 Babies cryin' softly
                 F# 
 	 And the women are a-sighin'
             Bm
 	 And somewhere in a wagon
                   F#
 	 There's a soul that must be dyin'
                     G 
 	 'Cause the crepe is hangin' black
                  D
 	 From the window of each lorry
                   G
 	 And we'll likely camp at sunset
                  D   
 	 So's the body can be buried


Verse 6:
         Bm 
 	 So the carts will rumble
                 F#
 	 Though there ain't no road to travel
               Bm
 	 And i listen to the grindin'
                F#
 	 Of the wooden wheels on gravel
                 G
 	 And the sad songs and the old songs
              D
 	 Will warm me and they'll hold me
                 G
 	 'Til my head at last grows weary
                D            
 	 And the arms of sleep enfold me
              G
 	 For i am a Gypsy Boy
                D                
 	 And my home is where you find me
              G
 	 For i am a Gypsy Boy
                D                 Bm
 	 And my home is where you find me
 
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