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Howard Hughes Blues  John Hartford

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[C]I wanna sing you a song about Vegas town and p[F]oor old Howard Hughes
[Em]Locked up there in his [Am]hotel suite t[F]rying to find his s[C]hoes
W[Am]ell he’s got so much to[F] lose…
[C]Old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his bl[C]ues


[C]His Nurses and his chauffeurs they s[F]tand around and sigh
[Em]Watch the door and [Am]wait on him wha[F]tever’s on his mi[C]nd
An[Am]d that’s a hell of a lot [F]to do…
[C]To guard old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his b[C]lues
Chorus:
[C]And if he didn’t have a nickel
[F]If he didn’t have a dime
[Em]He could do whatever he [Am]damn well please
[F]He could do it all the t[C]ime
[Em]But success is just a [Am]mess of overdue n[F]ews (?) …
[C]For old Howard Hug[G]hes and all his bl[C]ues


[C]He’s always in the papers he’s al[F]ways on the news
[Em]But no one knows whose Hugh[A]es are Who (?) Or [F]even what’s the tr[C]uth
[Am]or who is getting screw[F]ed…
and it’s t[C]hem and you know [G]who and all his b[C]lues
[C]Way down yonder on the Vegas strip where the re[F]gular people pass
[Em]I heard some say he’s not too[Am] well
[F]I heard he’s sinking f[C]ast
[Am]But those are unofficial sour[F]ces to the news…
[C]About poor old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his b[C]lues
Chorus:
[C]And if he didn’t have a nickel
[F]If he didn’t have a dime
[Em]He could do whatever he [Am]damn well please
[F]He could do it all the t[C]ime
[Em]But success is just a [Am]mess of overdue ne[F]ws (?) …
[C]For old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his bl[C]ues


[C]Now a bunch folks are writtin’ books about him
[F]And some of them are awful long
[Em]I didn’t really have that [Am]much time so I th[F]ought I’d just write this s[C]ong
[Am]Gotta get me in a few licks t[F]oo…
[C]About old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his b[C]lues
Chorus: (X2)
[C]And if he didn’t have a nickel
[F]If he didn’t have a dime
[Em]He could do whatever he [Am]damn well please
[F]He could do it all the t[C]ime
[Em]But success is just a [Am]mess of overdue ne[F]ws (?) …
[C]For old Howard Hu[G]ghes and all his b[C]lues

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