Saddle Tramp

Charlie Daniels

 DG
Well you pass around the pipe and you all get high.
 AD
 Never even stop and wonder why.
 DGGD/F#
 Maybe it's because you wanna die.        
 EmA
 Maybe it's just the way things have to be.

 DG
You stay up late and drink too damn much whiskey.
 AD
You know that sort of thing is kind of risky.
 DGGD/F#
 Maybe it's just because you like to feel frisky.     
 EmAD
 Maybe it's just because you like to feel free.

CHORUS 1:
(-piano)
 GAD
 Saddle Tramp, how many people watch you ridin' by,
 GAD
Like a thunder cloud that floats across the Arizona sky,
 GADGGD/F#
And wonder if they're looking at a mighty happy man,       
 EmA
Or just a lonely breeze that drifts across the
 GD/F#ED
 Endless desert sand.

(+lead guitar)
|D A |C G |

VERSE 2:
(+piano)
 DG
Well it's gettin' kinda cold in Readosa.
 AD
  Abilene ain't gettin' any closer.
D G G D\F#
One more drink, one more hand of poker.
 EmA
Because a fool and his money's gonna have to part.

 DG
 You're too proud to ever show your sorrow.
 AD
 You don't steal and you won't beg or borrow.
 DGGD/F#
You may be here today but you're gone tomorrow.     
 EmAD
There ain't no strings on your boot heels or your heart.

CHORUS 2:
 GAD
 Saddle Tramp, how many people watch you ride away,
 GAD
 Wonder why you never promise to come back some day.
 GADGGD/F#
Maybe thinking you were holding all the pieces in your hand,     
 EmA
Or are they slippin' through your fingers like the
 GD/F#ED
 Endless desert sand.

INSTRUMENTAL:

SECTION 1:
(Lead guitar)
|D A |C G |Bb F |Em |
(↓Am scale)
|Fdim7 |D/F# |Fdim7 |
(Light piano chords) (↓Am G F Em Dm)
|Am G |D/F# D |Am E |Am |
(Arpeggiated piano)
|Am G |D/F# D |Am E |D C G/B Em/G |
(♫ A-A piano) (rit.) (Drum solo)... (↓AGEDC)
|Am |Am |N.C. |N.C. |

SECTION 2:
(Piano + guitar hammering)
|A5 |A5/D |A5/E |A5/F# |
|A5/G |A5 |A5/B |A5/C A5/D |
(Drum solo) (↓AGEEbDC)
|A5/E |N.C. x6 |N.C |

SECTION 3:
(Piano)
|A x7 |E7 F#m7 Gm7 G#m7 |

SECTION 4:
(Lead guitar, main theme) (↓AGEEbDC)
|A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 |
(Piano)
|A |E7 F#m7 Gm7 G#m7 |
(Lead guitar, main theme) (↓AGEEbDC)
|A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 |
(All)
|A x4 |

SECTION 5:
(All) (Piano)
|E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 |
(Lead guitar)
|A x16 |
(All)
|E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 |

SECTION 6:
(Piano solo)
|A x16 |
(Piano)
|E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 |

SECTION 7:
(Guitar solo)
|A x16 |
(Lead guitar)
|E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 |

SECTION 8:
(Lead guitar)
|A x8 |
(Begin drum solo)
|Am |Am |Am |A5/E |Am |
(Drum solo)
|N.C. x~20 |

SECTION 9:
(Lead guitar and drums duet)
|A |N.C. |A |N.C. |
|A N.C. |A N.C. |A |A |

SECTION 10:
(All, hold A on organ)
|A |A |E7 |F#7/E |
(Piano ↑ADEbEG)
|Gm7/E |E7 |

SECTION 11:
(Lead guitar, repeat of section 4 main theme) (↓AGEEbDC)
|A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 |
(Piano solo, repeat of section 5) (↑↑↑ascend)
|E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 |
(↓↓↓descend) (rit.) (gliss...)
|A x4 |A x12 |A x3 |A ||

END

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

Email: fingersmcstanyon@hotmail.co.uk

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