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A Love Song For Bobby Long  Grayson Capps

[Am]     [C]    [G]   [Bm]     [D]   [Em]                                                               

Intro (x2):

[Am]Brewton Al[C]abama at The Colo[G]nial [Am]Inn,
[Am]hot day, old ora[C]nge juice, some v[G]odka on a night st[Am]and,
there's a [Am]Chevy No[C]va with the [G]seat burned out the b[Am]ack,
from a [Am]Winston [C]cigarette, that was [G]stumped into the w[Am]ind
[Am]old Bobby [C]Long was like Zor[G]ba the Gre[Am]ek,
[Am]Side-tracke[C]d by the[G] scent of a w[Am]oman,
[Am]Could've been an ac[C]tor on a[G] moviescree[Am]n
[Am]Stayed in [C]Alabama just a [G]dreamer of d[Am]reams
[G]He played football against W.S.E.O.
Am (Fill)
should've seen him running down the field
[G]I grow old, I grow old where the bottoms of my
Am (Fill)
trousers rolled
it's a love [G]song, for Bobby [Am]Long
A love [G]song, for Bobby Lo[Am]ng

INTRO (2x)

he [Am]was a handsome [C]man, he had C[G]herokee cheeck[Am]bones
a [Am]fair haired [C]boy, wh[G]ere did he go [Am]wrong,
he chose a [Am]roadless [C]travel, made [G]all the differen[Am]ce,
now he’s [Am]chastisezed, c[C]ritisiezed he [G]don't make no [Am]sense

G Am (Fill)
Brewton called him crazy, he said Bobby Long was nothing but a drunk,
G Am (Fill)
but all the thoughts in his head was way passed anything they duwmb funk
it's a love [G]song, for Bobby Long[Am]
a love song,[G] for Bobby Long[Am]

but [Bm]don't get me [Am]wrong, Bobby [G]Long was no [D]good,
he'd[Bm] drag you [Am]down, [G]if he thought he [D]could
well he [Am]would drag you down,
the [Em]road I ride will be the day for me
[G]won't come along
the [Em]road I ride is gonna set me free
[G]he’s gonna take me home

he was a [Am]friend of my pa[C]pa's he used to d[G]rink and tell li[Am]es
praised [Am]Flannery O[C]'Connors, smoked cigar[G]ettes and filosophie[Am]d
[Am]  so here I [C]am at The Col[G]onial In[Am]n
[Am]me and Captain Lo[C]ng and my p[G]retty girl-f[Am]riend
he [Am]charmes her with a [C]poem, then he bra[G]kes down and cr[Am]ies
[Am]smile a crooked [C]smile, with his b[G]roken cheeck-bone s[Am]ide
[Am]tells about his [C]life, [G]now he's 6[Am]3,
he [Am]looks me in the [C]eyes, he says c[G]ome and go with [Am]me
[G]he could walk on water, walk on water
Am (Fill)
but you know you drown themselves and wine
[G]god and a devil, god and a devil,
Am (Fill)
god and a devil along inside his mind
it's a love s[G]ong, for Bobby L[Am]ong
a love so[G]ng, for Bobby Lo[Am]ng

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