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Night Riders Lament  Garth Brooks

One [D]night while I was out a r[G]idin'
The [D]grave yard shift, midnight 'til [A]dawn
The [G]moon was [A]bright as a r[D]eadin' l[Bm]ight
For a l[A]etter from an [G]old friend back [D]home
And he asked me
[G]Why do you [A]ride for your [D]money
Tell me[G] why do you [A]rope for short [D]pay
You ain't a'[G]gettin' now[A]here
And you're [D]losin' your [Bm]share [A]     [G]
Boy, you [A]must have gone [G]crazy out [D]there
He said [D]last night I ran into J[G]enny
She's [D]married and has a good[A] life
And boy you [G]sure missed the [A]track
When you [D]never come [Bm]back
She's the [A]perfect pr[G]ofessional's [D]wife

And she asked me
[G]Why does he [A]ride for his [D]money
And [G]tell me why does he [A]rope for short [D]pay
He ain't a'[G]gettin' n[A]owhere
And he's [D]losin' his [Bm]share [A]     [G]
Boy he [A]must've gone [G]crazy out [D]there
Ah but they've [G]never [A]seen the [D]Northern [Bm]Lights
They've [G]never seen a [A]hawk on the [D]wing
They've [G]never spent s[A]pring on the [D]Great [Bm]Divide[A]     [G]
And they've [A]never heard ole' [G]camp cookie [D]sing   [E]
[E]Well I read up the last of my l[A]etter
And I [E]tore off the stamp for black [B]Jim
And when [A]Billy rode [B]up to relieve [E]me   [C#m]
He just [B]looked at my [A]letter and [E]grinned

He said now
[A]Why do they [B]ride for their [E]money
Tell me[A] why do they [B]ride for short [E]pay
They ain't a[A]'gettin' no[B]where
And they're [E]losin' their [C#m]share  [B]     [A]
Boy, they [B]must've gone [A]crazy out [E]there
Son, they [A]all must be [B]crazy out [E]there

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