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Joe Ely - Standing At A Big Hotel (Chord)
Album: Down on the Drag (1979)
Submitter: cotswoldkid (0) on 1/9/18
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Standing At A Big Hotel,
Joe Ely.
Album: Down On The Drag.
Capo 2.

D                            F7sus4 D
I was standing at a big hotel, 
G
Wishing everybody well,
    D                                  A       A7         
But if anybody paid me any mind it was hard to tell, 
D                          F7sus4 D
A big policeman on his beat,
G                                       D                                                                              
Pulled his pistol and he pointed at me, looking down the barrel, 
                         A7
I could see the gates of hell,
                        D
I was Standing At A Big Hotel.

D                                F7sus4 D                                        
So i went walking down the avenue, 
G
Looking for someone that looked like you,                                                                                 
      D                     A         A7  
But I never saw a face that seemed to ring a bell, 
  D                               F7sus4 D 
I stopped beside the five and dime,
     G                                                    
Just window-shopping & wasting time, 
     D                                           A   A7
When along came a gal who sold me all she had to sell,
                              D 
She left me Standing At A Big Hotel.

(Chorus)
A                                   D           
I lost my mind in the wilds of Hollywood, 
  A7                                   D
I did some time in the shadows where I stood,
A               A7              D               
I let the cards fall where they fell...
      A                              D
And I found myself Standing At A Big Hotel.

D                                 F7sus4 D                                   
A blind lady with her old tin cup, 
G
Had her pencils all sharpened up,
        D                                               A   A7
She was standing in the door just to see what she could sell,
    D                              F7sus4 D 
But nobody bought a thing all night, 
          G
They just thought she was a pitiful sight,
           D                              A   A7                                        
Though the lord helps a girl who helps herself, 
                  D
Standing At A Big Hotel.

D                                     F7sus4 D 
Well I know what you're thinking today, 
      G
I can feel it though I'm miles away,
D                                  A    A7                       
Everybody knows I love my southern belle, 
             D                          F7sus4 D 
But from the east to the wild, wild west,
           G                                                                                                                      
They say a bird in the hand is best, 
   D                                              A  A7
So here I am with a bird dog and a bottle of muscatel,
                  D
Standing At A Big Hotel.

(Chorus)
A                                   D           
I lost my mind in the wilds of Hollywood, 
  A7                                   D
I did some time in the shadows where I stood,
A               A7              D               
I let the cards fall where they fell...
      A                              D    F# G7 F#m7
And I found myself Standing At A Big Hotel,
       A                              D
Yeah I found myself Standing At A Big Hotel.


 
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