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Subject: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 04:59 PM

About 19 years ago I had a "Freddie White" album which I loaned out and it was never returned.

There was a great song on it by, I think, Guy Clark called "Desperados Waiting for a Train" I remember most of the song but one verse is lost in the mush of my brain. I'd love to learn it again. Can someone out there post the words for me please?

Art, this has got to be one you know. And....if anyone knows where I get the album (vynil pref.), I'm a buyer.

Best Regards

Frank McGrath
Nenagh Singers Circle


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Subject: RE: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 06:00 PM

Frank........ Print in a mono-spaced font if you want the chords to line up. ......Tiger

Desperados Waitin' For a Train By Guy Clark From the Old No. 1 CD

NOTE: On the D/C and D/B# just play the base line Same with the transition from G to A on the third line.

D D/C D/B# I played the Red River Valley A Bm He'd sit in the kitchen and cry G G/F# Em A D Bm Run his fingers through sev-enty years of livin' G G/F# A "I wonder, Lord, has every well I've drilled gone dry?" A D We were friends, me and this old man Bm G Like desperados waitin' for a train Bm G F#m A Desperados waitin' for a train

He's a drifter, a driller of oil wells He's an old school man of the world Taught me how to drive his car when he was too drunk to And he'd wink and give me money for the girls And our lives were like, some old Western movie Like desperados waitin' for a train Like desperados waitin' for a train

From the time that I could walk he'd take me with him To a bar called the Green Frog Cafe There was old men with beer guts and dominoes Lying 'bout their lives while they played I was just a kid, they all called me "Sidekick" Just like desperados waitin' for a train Like desperados waitin' for a train

One day I looked up and he's pushin' eighty He's got brown tobacco stains all down his chin To me he was a hero of this country So why's he all dressed up like them old men Drinkin' beer and playin' Moon and Forty-two Like desperados waitin' for a train Desperados waitin' for a train

The day before he died I went to see him I was grown and he was almost gone. So we closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen And sang one more verse to that old song (spoken) Come on, Jack, that son-of-a-bitch is comin'

Desperados waitin' for a train Desperados waitin' for a train.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DESPERADOS WAITIN' FOR A TRAIN
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 06:05 PM

Oh, damn, did it again!....Tiger

DESPERADOS WAITIN' FOR A TRAIN
By Guy Clark
From the Old No. 1 CD

NOTE:
On the D/C and D/B# just play the base line
Same with the transition from G to A on the third line.

 D                             D/C D/B# 
I played the Red River Valley
A Bm
He'd sit in the kitchen and cry
G G/F# Em A D Bm
Run his fingers through sev-enty years of livin'
G G/F# A
"I wonder, Lord, has every well I've drilled gone dry?"
A D
We were friends, me and this old man
Bm G
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Bm G F#m A
Desperados waitin' for a train
He's a drifter, a driller of oil wells
He's an old school man of the world
Taught me how to drive his car when he was too drunk to
And he'd wink and give me money for the girls
And our lives were like, some old Western movie
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Like desperados waitin' for a train

From the time that I could walk he'd take me with him
To a bar called the Green Frog Cafe
There was old men with beer guts and dominoes
Lying 'bout their lives while they played
I was just a kid, they all called me "Sidekick"
Just like desperados waitin' for a train
Like desperados waitin' for a train

One day I looked up and he's pushin' eighty
He's got brown tobacco stains all down his chin
To me he was a hero of this country
So why's he all dressed up like them old men
Drinkin' beer and playin' Moon and Forty-two
Like desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train

The day before he died I went to see him
I was grown and he was almost gone.
So we closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen
And sang one more verse to that old song
(spoken) Come on, Jack, that son-of-a-bitch is comin'

Desperados waitin' for a train
Desperados waitin' for a train.


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Subject: RE: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 06:07 PM

Excellent Ralph,

I love that song and it was lost in my brain. Thanks for the help.

I owe you one buddy.

With My Very Best Regards,
Frank McGrath


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Subject: RE: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Rosie
Date: 11 Jun 98 - 08:30 PM

You can hear a great version of "Desperadoes.." by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson on "Highwayman" (Columbia records). Done beautifully by 4 wonderful voices. Rosie


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Subject: RE: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Sheye
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 09:06 PM

It's a small, small world...

I was sifting through the threads this morning before work, listening to Jerry Jeff Walker. This was the last thread I read and as I was shutting down the computer to head out the door, what comes on but this very song!

(Yes, Rosie, the Highwayman version is excellent!!)


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Subject: RE: Desperados Waiting for a Train
From: Frank McGrath
Date: 12 Jun 98 - 09:44 PM

Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson;
Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson. I can only imagine that this is music and song at it's finest.

That is one album I have to get. Willie and Waylon in particular are two special heroes of mine. Thanks so much for the information.

God bless you both

Frank McGrath


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