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Highway Patrolman-crd  Bruce Springsteen

[D]My name is Joe Roberts[G] I work for the stat[D]e
I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number 8[A]
[D]I always done an honest job [G]as honest as I co[D]uld
I got a brother named Fran[A]kie and Frankie ain't no g[D]ood
Now ever since we was young kids it's b[G]een the same come d[D]own
I get a call on the shortwave Frankie's in trouble down[A]town
[D]Well if it was any other man, I[G]'d put him straight a[D]way
But when it's your brother[A] sometimes you look the other w[D]ay
Yeah me and F[G]rankie laughin' and drin[D]kin'
Nothin' feels be[G]tter than blood on bl[D]ood
Takin' turn[G]s dancin' with Ma[D]ria as the band
Played "Night of the Johnstown Fl[A]ood"
I ca[D]tch him when he's strayin' l[G]ike any brother w[D]ould
Man turns his back on his fam[A]ily well he just ain't no g[D]ood
Well Frankie went in the army back in[G] 1965[D]
I got a farm deferment, settled down, took Maria for my w[A]ife
B[D]ut them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was[G] like we were gettin'[D]
robbed
Frankie came home in `[A]68, and me, I took this j[D]ob
Yeah we're lau[G]ghin' and drink[D]in'
Nothin' feels b[G]etter than blood on b[D]lood
Takin' tur[G]ns dancin' with Ma[D]ria as the band
Played "Night of the Johnstown Fl[A]ood"
I ca[D]tch him when he's strayin' t[G]each him how to walk that li[D]ne
Man turns his back on his fam[A]ily he ain't no friend of [D]mine
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Well the night was like any other, I got a c[G]all `bout quarter to n[D]ine
There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan l[A]ine
There was a k[D]id lyin' on the floor lookin' bad bl[G]eedin' hard from his he[D]ad
There was a girl cry'n' at a table [A]and it was Frank, t[D]hey said
Well I went out and I jumped in my car [G]and I hit the l[D]ights
Well I musta done one hundred and ten through Michigan county that n[A]ight
It was [D]out at the crossroads, d[G]own `round Willow b[D]ank
Seen a Buick with Ohio p[A]lates behind the wheel was F[D]rank
Well I chased him through them county roads
Till a s[G]ign said "Canadian border five miles f[D]rom here"
I pulled over the side of the h[A]ighway and watched his tail-lights di[D]sappear
Me and F[G]rankie laughin' and d[D]rinkin'
Nothin' feels [G]better than blood on b[D]lood
Takin' tu[G]rns dancin' with Ma[D]ria as the band
Played "Night of the Johnstown Fl[A]ood"
I ca[D]tch him when he's strayin' [G]teach him how to walk that l[D]ine
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Man turns his back on his family and he just ain't no good
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