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Guy Clark - South Coast Of Texas (Chord)
Album: The South Coast Of Texas (1981)
Submitter: AaronCain (4) on 7/31/02 4 comments
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South Coast Of Texas
Guy Clark

Capo on 2

C                                  F  
The south coast of Texas, that's a thin slice of life
     G                                C  
It's salty and hard, it is stern as a knife
                                  F  
Where the wind is for blowin' up, hurricanes for showin'
G                                   C  
Snakes how to swim and trees how to lean

CHORUS:
        F   
And the shrimpers and their ladies are out in the beer joints
C                                        G     
Drinkin' 'em down for they sail with the dawn
        F   
They're bound for the Mexican bay of Campeche 
        C                      G            C        
And the deck hands are singin' "Adios, Jole Blon"

C                                       F   
There's snow birds in search of that sunshine and nightlife
     G                                           C      
Fond of greasin' palms down the beach as they're goin'
                                   F                       
Ah, this livin' on the edge of the waters of the world 
G
demands

The dignity of whoopin' cranes and the likes of Gilbert 
   C
Roland 

(Chorus)

C                                   F   
In the cars of my youth, how I tore through those sand dunes
    G                                    C      
And cut up my tires on them oyster shell roads
                                   F   
But, nothin' lasts forever say the old men in the shipyards
G                                                          
Turnin' trees into shrimp boats; hell, I guess they oughta 
C
know

(Chorus)

 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Nope, it's Jole Blon - sorry dude. It's a reference to the old cajun tune.
-AaronCain | 5/10/2003
DAMN SURE IS JOLE BLON. VERY OLD CAJUN STANDARD!
-hoytt | 8/2/2003
That's a good one for the "Mis-Heard Lyrics" book.
-Mr. P | 10/29/2003
It goes to a "G" chord on the chorus when it gets to "the deck hands are singing adios Jole Blon".. It's not a "C" first, then a "G". Peace
-frankneville | 12/21/2003
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