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Bobby Bare - Sure Hit Songwriters Pen (Chord)
Album: Lullabys, Legends and Lies (1992)
Submitter: lmofle (47) on 10/4/14
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Sure Hit Songwriters Pen
By Bobby Bare
Album: Lullabys, Legends & Lies (1973)
Written By Shel Silverstein
Tabbed By Larry Mofle

I was hangin' round Nashville writin' songs 
And playin' them for all of the stars
Watchin' them laugh and hand 'em back 
Livin' on hope and Hershey bars
So I pawned my guitar and bought a ticket home
And I's a headin' for the trailway bus
When I seen an old fountain pen layin' in the gutter 
so I stopped and picked it up

It was worn out, bent and cast aside 
Kinda sorta like myself
So I sat down on the curb and wrote a little song
That told the world how both of us felt
Then I run that song down the Music Row 
And before I had time to spit
It's pitched and sold and cut for a record
And movin' up the charts and damned it's a hit

So I wrote me another winner 
Then I wrote me a smash again
And I was flyin' off the ground cause I knew I found me 
A sure hit songrwiter pen
So the songs they just kept a pourin' out 
And the money kept pourin' in
I just couldn't miss all it took was a twist 
Of my sure hit songwriter's pen 

Remember when I won the Grammy 
then I won it again and again
Well none of you knew it was all due 
to my sure hit songwriter's pen
I was a darling of all of the ladies 
I was a hero among the men
Makin' big dough workin' rodeos and TV shows 
Me and my sure hit songwriter pen

Then one night in Wichita 
I was just comin' off of the stage 
Folks all lined up screamin' for my autograph
Lord I was a national rage
One little freckled face girl was there 
She said I got no pencil, sir
So I signed it with my songwriter pen 
And handed the pen back to her.

Four o'clock in the morning 
I woke up with the shakes and the bends
With terror in my eyes cause good God I realized 
I'd lost my sure hit songwriter pen
I offered rewards in the papers
I pleaded on the sympathy line
And a whole lotta folks and a whole lotta pens 
But none of them pens was mine

So my songs got worse and my money ran out 
And so did all my good time friends
And there was no doubt I was nothing without 
My long lost sure hit songwriter pen
So I rolled like a stone down old Skid Row 
Where I feed my blues on wine
And I rest my chops in a two-bit flop 
And I tell my story for a drink or a dime

And I sleep with my shoes underneath my head 
And dream about times back then
When I blazed my name across the sky 
With my sure hit songwriter pen
And somewhere in Wichita, some little girl 
Who's a freckled face 9 or 10
Is doin' her arithmetic homework tonight
With a sure hit songwriter's pen

And I say God bless you honey
You got a sure hit songwriter pen
Write me a song
You got a sure hit songwriter pen
Send me some money
You got a sure hit songwriter pen 
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