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Billy Joe Shaver - Old Five And Dimers Like Me (Chord)
Album: Restless Wind, The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver (1973-1987) (1995)
Submitter: lmofle (37) on 5/24/04 3 comments
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Old Five And Dimers Like Me
By Billy Joe Shaver
Tabbed By Larry Mofle
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A                                          E
I've spent a lifetime making up my mind to be
E                                                    A
More than the measure of what I thought others could see
A                                A7                D
Good luck and fast bucks are too far and too few between
E                                            A 
Cadillac buyers and old five and dimers like me

She stood beside me, letting me know she would be
Something to lean on when everything ran out on me
Fenced yards ain't hole cards and, like as not, never will be
Reasons for rhymers and old five and dimers like me

Instrumental break

It's taken me so long but now that I know, I believe
All that I do or say is all that I ever will be
Too much ain't enough for old five and dimers like me
Too far and too high and too deep ain't too much to see
An old five and dimer was all I intended to be
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It is a good one! Mofile..Where did you run across this one? I would like to hear it
-bluerabbit10 | 12/5/2004
I hate to say that I have heard this on a must have album called Jerry Jeff Walker Great Gonzo's. A must have album for anyone who loves Texas country music. I have never heard the Billie Joe version.
-mangarden | 6/2/2005
Regardless of where else you may have heard this, this is a Billy Joe Shaver song. Anyone not familiar with Shaver is truly missing out... he's the man responsible for many other artists' hits. Crazy Heart is basically his story, Robert Duvall mentions him when they're in the canoe and sings part of Live Forever.

Walker is good but could never hope to hold a candle to Shaver.
-gabeshedd | 10/4/2010
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