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lonesome town

Ricky Nelson





Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 16:32:41 -0500

To: guitar@olga.net, acoustic@olga.net
Subject: CRD: Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson

     Lonesome Town
     B. Knight
     Recorded by Ricky Nelson, from the LP `Ricky Sings Again'.
     
     Note: Song is actually in `B'. Capo at the fourth fret and play in `G' 
     as notated.
     
     Intro:
     
     G - Em - C - D (2x)
     
     Verse I:
     
      G                     B
     There's a place where lovers go
         C         D        G    Em
     To cry their troubles away
     C         Cm      G        Em
     And they call it Lonesome Town
      C         D             G    D
     Where the broken hearts stay [Lonesome town]
     
     Verse II:
     
     You can buy a dream or two
     To last you all through the years
     And the only price you pay
      C    D             G
     Is a heart full of tears
     
     Chorus/bridge:
     
      C             Bm
     Goin' down to lonesome town
      C         D             G    Em
     Where the broken hearts stay
      C     Cm      G        Em
     Goin' down to lonesome town
      C         D        G   D
     To cry my troubles away
     
     Verse III:
     
     In the town of broken dreams
     The streets are filled with regret
     Maybe down in lonesome town
     I can learn to forget
     
     Coda:
     
      C     Cm      G        Em
     Maybe down in lonesome town
      C     D        G     C (arpeggiate)
     I can learn to forget
      G
     [Lonesome town]
     
     Ricky's answer to `Heartbreak Hotel' with a healthy dash of The 
     Fleetwood's `Mr. Blue' thrown in.
     
     Tab/Chord interpretation by Craig Carlson
     Thanks to Andrew Rogers for the Cm.
     
     email with corrections etc:
     ccarlson@valsmtp.riag.com
     






































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