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Johnny Cash - A Letter From Home (Chord)
Submitter: tyler1501 (32) on 10/11/05 2 comments
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A LETTER FROM HOME
Maybelle Carter
Album: Johnny Cash Sings The Ballads of the True West

KEY: A

INTRO: A  D  A  E  A

VERSE:
A                     E         A
A cowpoke rode in one hot dusty day 
A                            E
To a store down in old San Antone
E  D                       A           F#m
He stood at the window and I heard him say
A           E           A
Do I have a letter from home

The postmaster looked through the mail that had come
Then smilingly shook his grey head
The cowpoke looked sadly a moment at him 
And these are the words that he said

CHORUS:
A                       D           A
No letter from home, no letter from home
A                           E
There's never a letter from home
E  A                      D           A 
No message from Mother or none of the others
A               E           A
There's never a letter from home

BREAK: A  E  A

VERSE:
That night he was shot on the wrong side of town
No more on those plains will he roam
I reached for my Bible and gave it to him and said
Son here's your letter from home

If only I had just a little more time 
To read it The young cowboy said
I can't take it with me and I must go on
Then he died with his letter unread

CHORUS:
The letter from home, the letter from home
No time for the letter from home
The cowboy lay dead with his letter unread
Too late for the letter from home

OUTRO: A  E  A 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Sorry man, but the song I was expected was "Letters from home" from the album JOHNNY CASH IS COMING TO TOWN (1987)... ^_^
-honky-tonk_boy | 10/12/2005
Sorry, I am not familar with post-1969 Cash material. This is the year his guitarist Luther Perkins passed away. I don't feel anything he recorded after it is worth listening to.
-tyler1501 | 10/12/2005
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