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The Sabre and the Rose  Kris Kristofferson

written by Kris Kristofferson
2/22/06
CAPO I
INTRO: E
[E]Feet hit the ground, feet leavin' town
Quicker than a [D]bullet or a [E]knife
Fallin' ain't no fun [A]when you're on the run
[E]Honey we was [D]runnin' for our [E]lives
When [A]Stagger Lee had drunk his fill of [E]moonlight
He [A]turned his burnin' eyes upon my [E]soul
"It's[A] time by God to spend this night with[E] someone else" he said
"[E]Squeeze a little [D]pleasure from the [E]gold, love and glory but
[E]We can take it [D]easy when we're [E]old"
He said "we'll [E]take us into town, lay our money down
I'll bring you to the [D]sweetest thing that [E]grows
Because the fairest ones in sight are [A]bloomin' every night
At a [E]tavern called the [D]Sabre and the [E]Rose"
We [A]swang into the saddle slick as [E]breathin'
And [A]slapped 'em once for pleasure with the[E] reins
The [A]horses snorted frosty in the [E]moonlight
Somethin' dark was [D]singin' in my [E]veins
O[E]lder than the [D]voices in my [E]brain[D] [A] [E]
He said "this [E]place you're gonna see is where they live and breathe
And sink down a little bit [D]deeper every [E]day
And sometimes at night when the [A]wind is a-runnin' right
You can [E]hear it suckin' [D]thirty miles a[E]way"
[A]Then the light was crimson and I [E]found her
All [A]naked and eternal and in[E]sane
[A]Sacred as the mysteries a[E]round her like a veil
[E]Nothin' but her [D]prison was pr[E]ofane
[E]All we had in c[D]ommon was our [E]chains
[D] [A] Ah burn it [E]down boys
[D] [A] Burn it to the [E]grounds boys, burn it on down yeah
[E]Feet hit the ground, feet leavin' town
Quicker than a [D]bullet or a k[E]nife
All the way she ran [A]holdin' to my hand
[E]Runnin' for the [D]river and our [E]lives
[A]Slidin' from the moonlight into [E]shadows
[A]Silent as the river as it [E]flows
[A]Swimmin' to the place they'll never [E]find us
[E]All we left [D]behind us was our [E]clothes and the stories children
[E]Sing about the S[D]abre and the [E]Rose
OUTRO: E
CHORDS without CAPO:
E = F
A = A#
D = D#

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