The Way I Am

Merle Haggard

  Wish I was down on some blue  bayou
With a bamboo  cane stuck in the  sand
But the road I'm  on - don't seem to  go there
So I Just  dream - keep on  bein' the way  I am.

Wish I enjoyed what makes my living
Did what I do with a willin' hand
Some would run - but that ain't like me
I just dream and keep on bein' the way I am.

The way I  am, don't fit my  shackles
The way I am - re-ali- ty
I can almost  see - that bobber  dancin'
But I just  dream - keep on  bein' the way I  am.

Repeat Chorus:

TAG: I just dream - keep on bein' the way I am.
      Yod-el lay-te-ee he-ee, yod-el lay-te-ee.

Note. Merle Haggard - Greatest Hits
1982 MCA Records, Inc. MCA-5386

Bb C7 F
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jerry5306 (report comment to admin):
this should be played in f# and add a E chord before each B in order to get a better flavor.... also in this key the dflat7 can be played as a reg dflat... sounds better to me that way, for whatever thats worth