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Hank and Joe and Me  Johnny Cash

Recorded 3/12/59, Nashville, TN
Key: C# / Capo: 1st / Play: C
[C]In the desert where we [G]search for gold
[C]The days are hot the [G]nights are cold
[F]Hank and Joe and [C]me walked on
[G]So bold and brave and [C]free
For days and days we fought the heat
I got so thirsty and I got so weak
And when I fell cause I couldn't go
I heard Hank say to Joe
[C]He's [G]dying (dying, dying) for [C]water
[C]Hear him [G]crying (crying, crying) for [C]water
[C]We'll lay him down in the [Am]dust and sand
[Am]He said [C]Joe you know he's a [Am]dying man
[C]Leave him there and [Am]let him die
[C]I can't stand to [G]hear him cry for [C]water
I don't remember how long I lay
But when I awoke it was the break of day
Buzzards circled miles ahead
I knew Hank and Joe were dead
My eyes were dim but I could see
A bed of gold nuggets under me
Now I know that it won't be long
Till they decorate my bones
Cause I'm dying (dying, dying) for water
Can't stop crying (crying, crying) for water
Well they laid me down in the dust and sand
He said Joe you know he's a dying man
Leave him there and let him die
I can't stand to hear him cry for water
[C]They couldn't stand to [G]hear me cry for [C]water

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