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Waylon Jennings - Old Timer (Chord)
Submitter: matellmon (77) on 2/13/02
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Verse 1:
         D       A   
 	 I grew up in Wyoming
                                 D
 	 In and around Jackson's hole
                   A
 	 In the shadows of the Tetons
              
 	 Where summers are hot
                                D 
 	 And winters unbearably cold
                 G
 	 But the Spring and the Fall
                                  D
 	 Are always as good as it gets
                 A
 	 For over 70 years now
                                   D  
 	 I'd watch the sun rise and set


Verse 2:
                A
 	 I've been a cowboy
                                    D
 	 Working the round-ups in spring
                A
 	 I've lived in the mountains

 	 Hunted the grizzly
                                   D
 	 Trapping the rivers and streams
            G
 	 Always the loner
                                       D 
 	 I've treasured my freedom the most
                   A
 	 And though i never married
                                           D
 	 As a young man i might have come close


Verse 3:
          G
 	 From somewhere back east

 	 She came to the valley
                D                  
 	 With a man who did her no good
                G
 	 He was fast with the ladies

 	 A tin horn gambler
 	        D   
 	 And a cheat whenever he could
               G
 	 She had no friends or family
                                 D
 	 Most of the time he was gone
            A 
 	 He died in a card game
                                    D
 	 And she found herself all alone


Verse 4:
          G 
 	 Alone and afraid and left unprotected
                D
 	 'Cause he was all that she had
           G
 	 Maybe i should have

 	 But i never told her
              D
 	 So she never knew he was bad
            G
 	 But i'll always remember
                                  D
 	 Standing and watching her cry
                  A
 	 There was no one to help her
                                 D 
 	 But i was determined to try


Verse 5:
             A
 	 I mended her fences and

 	 Fixed up her cabin
                                  D
 	 I had everything looking good
            A
 	 I laid by her food

 	 And wood for the winter
                            D 
 	 Helping wherever i could
             G
 	 The more i was around her
                             D
 	 The more i wanted to be
                 A
 	 There was something about her
                                        D
 	 That brought out a good side of me


Verse 6:
           G
 	 I went into town,i brought a new outfit
             D
 	 I got me a haircut and shave
             G
 	 I'd trek through the snow

 	 For no good reason
                D 
 	 Just to go by her cabin each day
                G
 	 I don't know about love
                                        D
 	 But i was quite taken in by it all
                A
 	 Till her brother came in the Spring
                                     D
 	 And he took her back to St. Paul


Verse 7:
                A
 	 I don't go down to Jackson
                                            D
 	 Ain't nothing there but motels and bars
              A
 	 Too damn many tourists

 	 No place to hide
                                       D
 	 They'll find you wherever you are
                        G   
 	 They like to call me old timer
                               D
 	 I am getting older i guess
                A 
 	 But i don't like the changes
                                        D              
 	 'Cause i've seen it all at its best


Verse 8:
                 A
 	 When my life is over
                                    D
 	 I don't want to be left in town
             A 
 	 But up in the mountains

 	 There is a place
                                          D
 	 I've marked off my own piece of ground
           G
 	 High in the Tetons
                               D
 	 Above and away from it all
                A
 	 From the top of old Grand
      
 	 I bet on a clear day - you can see
                            D
 	 All the way to St. Paul


 
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