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I Had My Hopes Up High  Joe Ely

[E] Well i left my home out on the great High Plains
Headed for some new terrain
Standin' on the highway with my coffee cup
A 'wonderin' who was gonna pick me up
I had my hopes up h[A]igh,i never thought that [E]i
Would ever w[B]onder why i ever s[A]aid goodbye
I had my h[B]opes up h[E]igh
Verse 2:
[E] Well,the first ride i got was in a dynamite truck
The driver kept a' tellin' me his bad luck
As we swerved around the curves i began to shout
Hey-ey mister would you let me out
Verse 3:
[E] And the next ride i got was with a man in trouble
The beard on his face was all in a stubble
Runnin' from the law he was goin' ninety-nine
I said hey-ey mister you're out of your mind
Verse 4:
[E] Oh,the next ride i got was with a preacher man
Told me that the wicked would be buried in sand
Don't know why i did it but i lost control
Hey-ey Papa would you save my soul
Verse 5:
[E] And i finally got a ride on a carnival train
Nearly blew away in a hurricane
I got to thinkin' 'bout that preacher down in Louisiane
Sittin' on the Delta siftin' sand
[E] I never th[B]ought that i
Would ever wonder why i ever said goodbye
I had my hopes up h[E]igh

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