billy dee Kris Kristofferson
*************** BILLY DEE **************** written and performed by Kris Kristofferson Verse 1: G C/G G Billy Dee was seventeen when he turned twenty-one D Fooling with some foolish things he could've left alone G C/G G But he had to try to satisfy a thirst he couldn't name D G Driven towards the darkness by the devil in his veins C/G G All around the honky tonks,searching for a sign D Gettin' by on gettin' high on women,words and wine G C/G G Some folks called him crazy,Lord,and others called him free D G But we just called us lucky for the love of Billy Dee Verse 2:(Three and a half tones lower) C/G F C/G Busy goin' his own way and speakin' his own words G Facin' and forgettin' every warnin' that he heard C/G F C/G Makin' friends and takin' any crazy chance he could G C/G Gettin' busted for the bad times and believin' in the good F C/G Billy took a beatin' from a world he meant no harm G The score was written in the scars up on his arm C/G F C/G Some felt he was payin' for the life he tried to lead G C/G But all we felt was sorry for our good friend Billy Dee Verse 3:(Four and a half tones higher) A D A It may be his soul bigger than a body's oughta be E Singin' songs and bringin' laughter to the likes of you and me A D A Cause the world he saw was sadder than the one he hoped to find E A But it wasn't near as lonesome as the one he left behind D A Yesterday they found him on the floor of his hotel E Reachin' towards the needle,Lord,that drove him down to hell A D A Some folks called it suicide,others blame the speed E A But we all called it crucified when Billy Dee O.D.'d Thanks to Jan Ekeland for the lyrics. Perret Charles-Amir : email@example.com
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