Hitchin A Ride

Vanity Fare

 A thumb goes up, a car goes by
It's nearly 1 AM and here am I
Hitchin' a ride,   hitchin' a ride
Gotta get me home   by the mornin' light

Verse 2:
I've got no fare to ride a train
I'm nearly drownin' in the pourin' rain
Hitchin' a ride, hitchin' a ride
Gotta get me home to my baby's side
 Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride
 Ride, ride, ride, hitchin' a ride
Verse 3:
Long-distance call I got today
She sounded lonely, so I'm on my way
Hitchin' a ride, hitchin' a ride
Gotta get me home to keep her satisfied

(instrumental: 2 measures of drum solo, 4 of C, 8 of C7)


Verse 4:
A thumb goes up, a car goes by
Won't somebody stop and help a guy
Hitchin' a ride, hitchin' a ride
Been away too long from my baby's side


(repeat and fade):
 Ride, ride

NOTE: The above tab approximates the recording. However, I like to play it
differently: I substitute the middle instrumental for one patterned after a
verse minus its last line. Then, instead of the ending coda, I repeat the
chorus and fade.

C C7 F G7
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