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Chord Req: Road It Gives The Road It Takes Away

GUEST,tequilaron 28 Jan 03 - 05:44 PM
Jim Dixon 09 Dec 09 - 09:01 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: The Road It Gives and the Road It takes
From: GUEST,tequilaron
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 05:44 PM

Does anyone know the chords and lyrics for Tom Russell's "The Road It Gives and The Road It Takes Away"? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ron


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: ROAD IT GIVES THE ROAD IT TAKES...
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Dec 09 - 09:01 PM

Lyrics and chords copied from http://www.fretplay.com/tabs/r/russell_tom/the_road_it_gives__the_road_it_takes_away-crd.shtml

The chords aren't properly lined up, but they weren't very well lined up in the original I copied from, either.


THE ROAD IT GIVES, THE ROAD IT TAKES AWAY
Tom Russell

F Bb F
I was walking down a quiet road in Ireland,
F Bb C
Out beneath those tough old ancient stars,
Dm Bb
When I thought I heard old Scottish Mike singing Carrickfergus,
F C
As I recalled those wild days in those loud Norwegian bars.

F Bb F
He'd sing, "I'm drunk today and I'm rarely sober,
F Bb C
Like a soldier on the road to Mandalay."
Dm
Well, the road it gave him wine
Bb
And the women fair and fine.
F C
He drunk himself to death, I heard today.

CHORUS:
C F
But we'll sing Hallelujah, sing it in the morning,
Bb Dm C
And thank the Lord for giving us one more day,
F
And for the ones that have passed on through,
F (add G) Fsus4 Bb
We'll sing this one for you.
Bb C F
The road it gives and the road it takes away.

F Bb F
My baby said she didn't mind me travelin'.
F Bb C
She enjoyed the time alone when I was gone,
Dm Bb
Till she looked me in the eyes and said it's over,
F C
And I saw the anger buried far too long.

F Bb F
I picked up my guitar and sang the Dutchman,
F Bb C
About two people whose love had seen kinder days,
Dm
But my baby she was gone
Bb
Before the song was sung.
F C
Well, my music never touched her anyway.

CHORUS:
C F
But we'll sing Hallelujah, sing it in the morning,
Bb Dm C
And thank the Lord for giving us one more day,
F
And for the ones that have passed on through,
F (add G) Fsus4 Bb
We'll sing this one for you.
Bb C F
The road it gives and the road it takes away.
Bb C F
The road it gives and the road it takes away.
Bb C F
The road it gives and the road it takes away.


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