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Best of All Possible Worlds  Kris Kristofferson

Verse 1:
[G] [E] I was running through the summer rain
Trying to catch the evening train
And kill that old familiar pain
Weaving through my tangled brain
But wh[D]en i tipped my bottle back
I smacked into a cop i didn't s[G]ee
Verse 2:
[E] That policeman said mister cool
If you ain't drunk then you're a fool
I said if that's against the law
Tell me why i never saw
A m[D]an locked in that jail of yours
Who wasn't just as low down poor as m[G]e
Chorus1:
W[G]ell that was when someone turned out the l[Am]ights[C]
And [D]i wound up in jail to spend the n[G]ight
And dream of all the wine and lonely g[C/G]irls[Am]
In th[D]is best of all possible w[G]orlds
Verse 3:
[E] Well i woke up next morning
Feeling like my head was gone
And like my thick old tongue was lickin'
Something sick and wrong
And i t[D]old that man i'd sell my soul
For something wet and cold as that old c[G]ell
Verse 4:
[E] That kindly jailer grinned at me
All eaten up with sympathy
Then poured himself another beer
And came and whispered in my ear
If b[D]ooze was just a dime a bottle boy
You couldn't even buy the sm[G]ell
Chorus2:
I[G] said i knew that there was something i liked about this t[Am]own[C]
But [D]it takes more than that to bring me d[G]own
Because there's still a lot of wine and lonely g[C/G]irls[Am]
In th[D]is best of all possible w[G]orlds
Verse 5:(a tone higher)
[A] [F#] Well they finally came and told me
They was a gonna set me free
And i'd be leaving town
If i knew what was good for me
I s[E]aid it's nice to learn that
Everybody is so concerned about my he[A]alth
Verse 6:
[F#] I said i won't be leaving
No more quicker than i can
Because i've enjoyed about
As much of this as i can stand
And i d[E]on't need this town of yours
More than i never needed nothin' e[A]lse
Chorus3:
B[A]ecause there's still a lot of drinks that i ain't d[Bm]runk[D]
L[E]ots of pretty thoughts that i ain't th[A]unk
And there is still so many lonely g[D]irls[Bm]
In th[E]is best of all possible w[A]orlds
Thanks to David M. Potter (dmp12@cornell.edu) for the lyrics.
Perret Charles-Amir : perret@math.univ-mlv.fr

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