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Outlaws  Joe Purdy



[Dm]One more drink 'fore he [C]split town, pulled up in a rose [F]pink Ca[Bb]dillac
[Dm]He was singin' with the top down [C]girl from the north, Dy[F]lan and Jo[Bb]hnny Cash
[Dm]He won the car on a card game lis[C]tenin' to The Boss, he keeps his c[F]lothes in a gunney [Bb]sack
She said, "T[F]ell you what sailor, if you take me [Bb]outta here, I'll do [C]anything tha[Dm]t you ask,
[F]'Cause I don't wanna die like the [Bb]people down here but I f[C]eel that I'm fadi[F]ng fast."  [Bb-F]
[C]He looked over to her c[Dm]hestnut hair, he said "I[F] don't believe in [Bb]love."
[C]But he knew good and well she was the [Bb]only girl there, so he fi[F]gured it was c[Bb]lose enough
[Dm]And they hopped in the car, rolled the [C]windows down far,and they [F]headed through the desert pla[Bb]ins
[Dm]And she didn't even mind when they cros[C]sed the state line and the [F]sky opened up [Bb]with rain
[Dm]And they went three states 'fore they e[C]ven spoke a word, he leaned o[F]ver just to ask her nam[Bb]e
She said, "T[F]ake me to the 61 highway, sailor, an[Bb]d you can call me Qu[C]een Jane,   [Dm]
'Cause the o[F]nly thing I stole from the town was [Bb]a crown that I took [C]from a beaut[F]y queen.[Bb-F]"
[C]And he looked over to h[Dm]er deep green eyes, knew[F] that she was just[Bb] as cold as him
[C]So he went to the trunk[Dm], grabbed the pistol fro[F]m inside, and told[Bb] Janey of his plan
[Dm]And they went to the store she put the [C]gas in the car, he came out r[F]unning with a case of [Bb]beer
[Dm]And he jumped in the back with the [C]money in the sack and [F]Janey she took the [Bb]wheel
[Dm]And they ran off in a blaze in a sw[C]eet summer haze, to th[F]e bullets of the ca[Bb]shier
"You keep yo[F]ur head down sailor 'cause I might n[Bb]eed ya' later, just [C]holler if yo[Dm]u can hear,
'Cause I'm g[F]onna need a man, not a farmer girl t[Bb]an and a [C]cadillac [F]souvenir."    [Bb-F]
[C]And they camped out by [Dm]the railroad bridge, and[F] they made love al[Bb]l night,
[C]Watched the sun come up[Dm] over Mercury Ridge, fro[F]m a hilltop outta [Bb]sight.[Bb-Bb-Bb]
[Dm]They hit five more banks and their [C]small-town safes and they kne[F]w that they could get [Bb]out fast
[Dm]Had the time of their life but they[C] had to have a talk, 'cause t[F]hey knew that it could[Bb]n't last
[Dm]They made friends with the man at the M[C]exico border, and they le[F]ft him with a bag of c[Bb]ash
She said, "I[F] tell you what, sailor, I don't care[Bb] about that paper bu[C]t I'm happy [Dm]that we passed,
'Cause I'm f[F]eeling pretty tired and I'm carrying[Bb] a child and we both[C] need a rest[F]."     [Bb-F]
And [C]they settled down to a [Dm]house near the water, wh[F]ere they would live to be old and [Bb]grey
And [C]many years later and th[Dm]e kids are all older, an[F]d they tell 'em 'bout the good ole' [Bb]days.

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