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Poet, Fool Or Bum  Lee Hazlewood

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[Gm]She came running down the highway, [Cm]naked as the [Gm]sun
[Gm]Said she are you going my way, [Cm]poet fool or [Gm]bum
[Gm]Red hair had she, saw right through me, [Cm]but what could she [Gm]see?
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
LIck A:
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2nd verse:
[Gm]When her left and touched the water [Cm]fire and smoke did [Gm]come
[Gm]Laughing like some virgin's daughter, [Cm]said she run for [Gm]run.
[Gm]Freedom sleeps in caves where dreams are [Cm]just in dreams we're f[Gm]ree
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Interlude with humming:
Gm (the bass then plays a lick which sounds like two hits on G, A and B.)
Lee says something here I can't understand
[Cm]   Lick A
3rd verse:
[Gm]Put her cruel lips to a bottle, [Cm]label Christmas [Gm]day
[Gm]Said she everyday is Christmas, [Cm]drink some while you [Gm]may.
[Gm]Touched the bottle, broke into the [Cm]cross of [Gm]calvary
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Horns play lick A.
4th verse:
[Gm]Then she gave me toy soldiers, [Cm]bright and shiny [Gm]new.
[Gm]Take them, said she, to the children, [Cm]they'll know what to [Gm]do.
[Gm]Soon their games of madness will [Cm]become reali[Gm]ty
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
Play interlude with humming again
5th verse:
[Gm]Said she'd take me to the morning [Cm]rains my soul's on [Gm]fire
[Gm]I said Morning rains I've heard will [Cm]wash away [Gm]desire
[Gm]She grew angry wings and left in [Cm]circled fini[Gm]ty
Gm Dm (hit this chord 5 times)
A poet? No, A fool? I hope not. A bum?
[Cm]No.....I'm only [Gm]me
G (hit this chord 5 times in the same rhythm as with the Dm above)
Cm G (5 times like above)
No.....I'm only me
Cm G (5 times like above)
No.....I'm only me
[G]  Fin!

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