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Night Rider's Lament  Garth Brooks

One [D]night while I was out [G]ridin' The [D]graveyard shift, midnight 'til [A]dawn
The [G]moon was [A]bright as a [D]readin' [Bm]light For a [A]letter from an [G]old friend back [D]home.
And he asked me [G]Why do you [A]ride for your [D]money Tell me [G]why do you [A]rope for short [D]pay
You ain't [G]gettin' no[A]where and you're [D]losin' your [G]sha-a-[Em]are
Boy, you [A]must have gone [G]crazy out [D]there.
He said [D]last night I run onto [G]Jenny She's [D]married and has a good [A]life.
Boy, you [G]sure missed the [A]track when you [D]never came back
She's the [A]perfect pro[G]fessional's [D]wife.
And she asked me [G]why does he [A]ride for his [D]money And [G]tell me why does he [A]rope for short [D]pay
He ain't [G]gettin' now[A]here and he's [D]losin' his [G]sha-a-[Em]are
Boy, he [A]must've gone [G]crazy out [D]there.
Ah, but they've [G]never [A]seen the [D]Northen Lights, they've [G]never seen a [A]hawk on the [D]wing
They [G]never seen the [A]spring at the [D]Great Di[G]vide[Em],  [G]
And they've [A]never heard ole' [G]camp cookie [D]sing.  
[D]Well, I read up the last of my [G]letter, And I [D]tore off the stamp for black [A]Jim.
And when [G]Billy rode [A]up to relieve [D]me     He just [A]looked at my [A]letter and [D]grinned.
He said now [G]why do they [A]ride for their [D]money, Tell me [G]why do they [A]rope for short [D]pay
They ain't [G]gettin' no[A]where and they're [D]losin' their [G]sha-a-[Em]are   [A]
Boy, they [B]must've gone [A]crazy out [E]there
Son, they [A]all must be [G]crazy out [D]There.

Have fun with the yodeling part! Yodel in the key of E, after the last *[E]there* go back
to A, E, B, E over and over again until you run out of breath or clear the room.

Ken

Ken

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