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Hayes Carll - Arkansas Blues (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (135) on 9/5/03 1 comment
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Arkansas Blues
Hayes Carll

Capo 3

       G                            C
Well I hide behind my guitar like a sparrow in the night
G                        D
Hopin' I might fly away anew
              G                                   C 
Cause they'll love you when you're wrong and then leave you when you're right
G                             D
Tell me baby, what's a boy to do
       G                           C
Well I came to town a stranger not knowin' how to act
G                                 D 
Figured I'd hang out and just get found
G                              C
Made me some new friends, they climbed way on up my back
     G                              D
Been gone so long they ain't comin' down

Chorus 1: 
You can kiss the sky good morning
You can say your prayers at night
G                               C
Hide your soul way down in your shoes
But it's the same old scene
         G        G/F#  Em
Borrowed love and faded dreams
        C         D                        G 
And you just can't run from those Arkansas blues

Well time is playin' tricks on me, makes me think I'm movin' fast 
I don't think I'm movin at all 
And every stranger's face I see reminds me of the past 
Come on big and leave you feelin' small
So I took to drinkin' liquor on the other side of town
Way up in those woods, beside the moon
Where every graceful dream I had got lost without a sound
Tell you what, I can't leave this place too soon
Chorus 2:
And it don't take no rhyme or reason
It don't make no sense at all
Just one of those things that you don't choose
It's the same old scene
Broken hearts and busted strings
And you just can't run from those Arkansas blues

Well everybody's askin' questions 'out whose side you're on
I don't see how it matters much to me
And all these midnight celebrations that are ended by the dawn
Leave you feelin' low as you can be
So I'm leavin' town this morning, gonna lighten up my load
See if I can't lose what I have found
And it's one drink for the memories and one kiss for the road
Aw, look out, I believe I'm Texas bound

Chorus 3: 
California, Oklahoma
Arizona, Tennessee
I've been all around this land to pay my dues
High, low and right behind me
Wherever I go they find me
And I just can't run from those Arkansas blues
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Awesome job, Larry! I prefer to finger pick this song and do
walkdowns from the G to A G/F# to Em to C9 and then to G and then to

This is a beautiful song and the best written one I've seen in awhile.
-Baumann | 10/1/2003
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