A7
Send a letter in the mail 
 E7
Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
 A7
And they won't let me outta this jail

 D7
And if she asks you how I'm fairing
 A7
Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
 E7
Worried about old Johnny Lee Walker
A7 A↓ Blues Scale
And the girl I left behind

VERSE: D7
Now Johnny Lee Walker was a card mechanic
 A7
Had a hand for trouble and an eye for cash
 E7
Luckiest man in Dallas County
 A7
He had a gold watch chain and a black moustache

 D7
And he loved his whiskey and he loved his women
 A7
Drove a big long Cadillac limousine
 E7
Kept a big fine fancy townhouse in Dallas
 A7
And a hotel suite in New Orleans

 D7
Carried a switchblade knife in his left hip pocket
 A7
And a 44 hog leg up under his coat
 E7
Cut you down in a New York minute
A7 A↓ Blues Scale
If he catch you cheating that was all she wrote

CHORUS: D7
Call up Trudy on the telephone
 A7
Send a letter in the mail 
 E7
Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
 A7
And they won't let me outta this jail

 D7
And if she asks you how I'm fairing
 A7
Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
 E7
Worried about old Johnny Lee Walker
A7 A↓ Blues Scale
And the girl I left behind

VERSE: (Bass) D7
I just got to town last Friday evening
 A7
Sure as hell didn't mean to stay
 E7
I was on my way back to Louisiana
 A7
Had a powerful thirst and six months pay

(+Guitar) D7
I met a peroxide blonde in a bar on D-ville
 A7
I was flying high and feeling mean
 E7
Poured down a bottle and a half of red eye
 A7
I dropped 35 dollars in the slot machine

(+Piano) D7
And the boys in the back was dealing seven card
 A7
I set down and won me a hundred and ten
 E7
I was raking in chips like Grant took Richmond
 A7
Till big Johnny Lee come a strolling in

 D7
He ripped off the table like a 707
 A7
Pretty soon he done won all of my bread
 E7
I accused him of cheating he reached for a pistol
 A7
I grabbed a chair and went upside of his head

 D7
Then I took off a running like a motorcycle
 A7
Heard the bullets whining and sirens wail
 E7
But it took half the cops in Dallas County
A7 A↓ Blues Scale
Just to put one coon ass boy in jail

CHORUS: D7
Call up Trudy on the telephone
 A7
Send a letter in the mail 
 E7
Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas
 A7
And they won't let me outta this jail

 D7
And if she asks you how I'm fairing
 A7
Tell her I'm just about to lose my mind
 E7
Worried about old Johnny Lee Walker
 A7
And the girl I left behind          (Repeat final chorus and then fade out)

END

Personally transcribed by OliThePianist – there's not enough free piano music out there!

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