Goodnight Loving Trail Ian Tyson
GOODNIGHT LOVING TRAIL Time: 3/4 Tenor: D Bass: C - Bruce "Utah" Phillips, 1973, on: Starlight on the Rails - Record: Ian Tyson, "Ian Tyson" (1984), Key: D# 1 * 57 * Too old to wrangle or ride on the swing * * 1 * You beat the tri-angle and you curse every-thing * * 4 * (*) If dirt was a kingdom, then you'd be the king____ CHORUS: 1 57 1 4 (*) On the Goodnight Trail, on the Loving Trail____ 1 * 57 * Our old woman's lonesome to-night____ 1 57 1 4 (*) Your French Harp blows like a lone bawling calf____ 1 6m 2m 57 It's a wonder the wind don't tear off your skin * * 4 1 Get in there and blow out the light____ 1 * 57 * With your snake oil and herbs and your liniments too * * 1 * You can do any-thing that a doctor can do * * 4 * (*) Ex-cept find a cure for your own goddamn stew____ 1 * 57 * The cook-fire's gone out and the coffee's all gone * * 1 * The boys are all up and we're raising the dawn * * 4 * (*) You're still sitting there all lost in a song____ 1 * 57 * I know that some-day that I'll be just the same * * 1 * Wearing an apron in-stead of a name * * 4 * (*) But no one can change it and no one's to blame____ 'Cause the desert's a book writ in lizards and sage It's easy to look like an old torn-out page All faded and cracked with the colors of age NOTES: - Goodnight-Loving Trail: named for Charles Goodnight & Oliver Loving - It ran from Texas to Denver, Colorado; then on to Cheyenne, Wyoming SYMBOLS: - Asterisk (*) = new measure, play same chord - Period (.) = 1/8 note rest at start of a measure - Underline(_) = sustain note into next measure CHORDS (Number System): - Example: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Key of C: C D E F G A B - Detailed description: /pub/guitar/other_stuff/numbering_system.txt
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