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The Road Goes On Forever  The Highwaymen

performed by Waylon Jennings
Kris Kristofferson
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
Verse 1:(Kris Kristofferson)
Sh[D]erry was a waitress
At the only joint in town
She h[G]ad a reputation
As a girl who'd been around
Do[D]wn main street after midnight
Brand new pack of cigs
A fr[G]esh one hanging from her lips
A beer between her legs
She'[A]d ride down to the river
And meet with all her friends
Chorus:(all together)
The r[G]oad goes on forever
And the party never e[D]nds
Verse 2:(Willie Nelson)
So[D]nny was a loner
Bolder than the rest
He w[G]as goin' in the Navy
But he couldn't pass the test
So h[D]e hung around town
He sold a little pot
The l[G]aw caught wind of Sonny
One day he got caught
But [A]he was back in business
When they set him free again
Chorus.
Verse 3:(Waylon Jennings)
So[D]nny's playin' eight ball
At the joint where Sherry works
Wh[G]en some drunken out of towner
Put his hand up Sherry's skirt
So[D]nny took his pool cue
Laid the drunk out on the floor
St[G]uffed a dollar in her tip jar
Walked on out the door
She[A]'s runnin' right behind him
Reachin' for his hand
Chorus.
Verse 4:(Johnny Cash)
Th[D]ey jumped into his pick-up
Sonny jammed her down in gear
So[G]nny looked at Sherry
Said,"Let's get out of here"
The st[D]ars were high above them
The moon was in the east
The s[G]un was setting on them
When they reached Miami Beach
They g[A]ot a motel by the water
And a quart of Bombay Gin
Chorus.
Verse 5:(Kris Kristofferson)
Th[D]ey soon ran out of money
But Sonny knew a man
Who k[G]new some Cuban refugees
Who dealt in contreband
So[D]nny met the Cuban
In a house just off the route
Wi[G]th a briefcase full of money
And a pistol in his boot
The ca[A]rds were on the table
When the law came bustin' in
Chorus.
Verse 6:(Willie Nelson)
The C[D]ubans grabbed the goodies
And Sonny grabbed the jack
He b[G]roke the bathroom window
And climbed on out the back
She[D]rry drove the pick-up
Through the alley on the side
Wh[G]ere the lawman tackled Sonny
And was reading him his rights
She [A]stepped out in the alley
With a single shot four-ten
Chorus.
Verse 7:(Waylon Jennings)
Th[D]ey left the lawman dyin'
They made their get away
Go[G]t back to the motel
Just before the break of day
Son[D]ny gave her all the money
And he blew a little kiss
If th[G]ey ask you how this happened
Say i forced you into this
She wa[A]tched him as his tail lights
Disappeared around the bend
Chorus.
Verse 8:(Johnny Cash)
Th[D]ere's main street after midnight
Just like it was before
Twe[G]nty-one months later
At the local grocery store
She[D]rry buys a paper
And a cold six pack of beer
The he[G]adlines read that Sonny
Is going to the chair
She pu[A]lls back onto main street
In her new Mercedes-Benz
Chorus.
Perret Charles-Amir : perret@xxxx.xxxx-xxx.fr

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