The ride David Allan Coe
Intro: G D A, repeated twice.
[C]I was thumbin' back from Montgomery [D#]
[D#]with a guitar on my back
[F]When a stranger pulled up beside me in an an[C]tique Cadillac.
[C]Well, he was dressed like 1950, half d[D#]runk and hallow eyed
[F]Its a long walk to Nashville, would you like a r[C]ide, son.
[C]He sat down in the front seat, and tu[D#]rned on the radio
and them s[F]ad old songs comin' outta them speakers was so[C]lid country gold.
T[C]hen I noticed the stranger was ghost white pale when he as[D#]ked me for a light.
And k[F]new there was somethin' strange about this r[C]ide.
He said: Mi[A#]ster can you make folks c[F]ry when you play and s[C]ang.
C[C]an you pay your dues, can you moan the blues
Can you b[G]end them guitar strangs.
He said: B[A#]oy, can you make folks f[F]eel what you feel in[C]side,
Cause if your b[A#]ig star bound let me w[F]arn you its a long hard r[C]ide.
Well, he cried just south of Nashville, and he turned that car around.
he said: (spoken) this is where you get off, boy
cause I'm going back to Alabam'.
I stepped out of that ole Cadillac and I said Mister, many thanks.
he said you don't have to call me mister, Mister.
The whole world calls me Hank.
repeat Chorus once or twice
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Not quite correct musically. While the chords are really the same, the correct notation in this key is Eb instead of D# and Bb instead of A#