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Long Black Highway  Chris Knight

By Chris Knight
Written by Chris Knight/Austin Cunningham
CD The Jealous Kind
Capo 2
[G]Me and Billy[CaddG] were roofers of[G] houses
We[G] met at the Louisville union [D]hall
It was [G]like I'd [CaddG]found my long lost [G]brother
We [G]drank like fish and worked like [D]dogs
Looking [G]back I [CaddG]knew he'd get me in t[G]rouble
But [G]I didn't have too many [D]friends
[G]Running up and [CaddG]down that Dixie [G]highway
[G]We thought the good times would never [D]end
Chorus
Down that [Em]long[C] black [G]highway
[Em]There's a [C]deep dark [D]hole
Down that [Em]long[C] black [G]highway
[Em]There's a lot of [D]things you'll never [CaddG]know[G]
We chased women and we chased whiskey
Then one night we ran out of money
And we robbed us an all night Texaco
Right in there I guess the friendship ended
That's where the good times fell apart
I remember screaming at Billy
You should've let that kid alone, you should've drove off in the dark
Chorus
Well we pulled off on a back road
I thought to think about what we'd done
I got out and took a leak and lit a smoke
but now I'm wishing I had run
'Cause Billy always was a mean one
And he was stoned out of his head
I guess that he quit shooting
When he thought that i was dead
Chorus
I woke up sometime around daylight
But I didn't live long after that
I was taken back up to the highway
By a ghost, he was wearing a Texaco hat
Now me and that kid we haunt that stretch of highway
We go see Billy from time to time
You know Billy always acted a little bit crazy
But now he's done gone plumb out of his mind
Chorus

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