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Guy Clark - New Cut Road (Chord)
Album: The South Coast Of Texas (1981)
Submitter: lmofle (298) on 5/22/16
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New Cut Road
By Guy Clark
Written by Guy Clark
Album: The South Coast Of Texas (1981)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
5/22/2016


A
Coleman Bonner was a fiddle playiní fool
     E
He's a backwoods rounder and a breaker of mules
E
Coleman Bonnerís got a wore out bow
          A          D             A
Heís been playin two days down the new cut road

Now Colemanís little sister said you better act right, Coleman
Daddy;s gone to Louisville, heíll be back tonight
Heís gonna get another wagon and a good pair of mules
Who a and we gonna move to Texas we just waitiní on you

Now Colemanís daddy, he pulled up in the yard
He said pack up your lives, kids, itís gettiní to hard
Kentuckyís alright but thereís too many people
Whoa, just the other day I thought I saw a church steeple

Now Coleman said daddy donít you worry Ďbout me
Cause Iím gonna stay here in Kentucky till the day I d
Iím gonna drink that sourmash, I'm gonna race that mare
Whoa I got me a woman with the foxy red hair

Yíall been moviní west since the day you got married
Well Iím gettiní off the wagon daddy, Iím too old to be carried
Iím gonna stay here in Kentucky where the bluegrass grows
And Iím gonna play it all night down the new cut road


Fiddle break


Now Colemanís daddy said now whatís it all cominí to
Young people these days are just as stubborn as mules
You canít make him go, heís too old for that
Itís that damned old fiddle and that bowler hat

Now Colemanís mama said let the boy stay cause
Cause heís raised up right and he can find his own way
But as for me honey, Iím with you
I always thought Kentucky was just passiní through

Now Colemanís little sister started in a crying
And his daddy shook his head for the very last time
Colemanís mama said somebody gotta do it
There wouldnít be no Kentucky unless you didnít stick to it Coleman

Coleman Bonner stood on the porch of that cabin
And he watched em all go to Texas in a covered wagon
And he pulled out his fiddle and rosined up his bow
And played a little tune called the New Cut Road
 
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