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Alkali   Tom Russell

Alkali  Tom Russell






 


 Intro: (C)//// //// (Dm)//// //// (F)//// (G)// (G7)// (C)//// (Dm)// (G)//


 


 (C) Alkali, here's (Dm) mud in your eye


 (F) Lost in the desert (G) 25 years or (C) more //// (Dm)// (G)//


 (C) Whiskey streams - and your (Dm) goldfield dreams


 (F) Lady Luck won't (G) let you dark her (C) door


 


 Yeah they (Am) tell me you are a (Em) ghost of a man


 (F) And I be-(G)-lieve it's (C) true


 They (Am) say you had a (Em) woman once


 But she (D) turned her (D7) back on (G) you


 


 You old (Dm) gold-minin' hobo, (F) dry-well (G) desert rat, (C) Alkali


 Put the (Dm) bacon on to fry


 The (F) sun's comin' up and the (G) mule's wait'n for his (C) grain ////


 [(Dm)//]Just a [(G)//](C) one room shack – out by the (Dm) Santa Fe tracks


 It’s an (F) ole lick of Earth and its (G) screamin' for a drop of (C) rain


 


 And there's a (Am) time for work and a (Em) time for play


 And a (F) time for (G) lyin' (C) down


 And the (Am) road might lead to the (Em) rainbows end


 A (D) dusty old (D7) desert (G) town


 You old (Dm) gold-minin' hobo, (F) dry-well (G) desert rat, (C) Alkali //// ////


 


 [(Dm)////] [////] [(F)////] [(G)////] [(C)////] [(Dm)//] [(G)//] 


 (C) Alkali, there's a (Dm) buzzard in the sky


 He’s a-(F)-countin' his chances on (G) pickin' your skinflint (C) bones ////


 [(Dm)//]So (C) [(G)//]raise your hand – and throw a (Dm) curse on the land


 They gonna (F) find you one day (G) lyin' 'neath an unmarked (C) stone


 And the (Am) desert is a (Em) lonely place


 For a (F) man to (G) lose his (C) head


 They (Am) tell me when you start to (Em) talkin' to yourself


 Ya (D) might as (D7) well be (G) dead


 


 You old (Dm) gold-minin' hobo, (F) dry-well (G) desert rat, (C) Alkali


 


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 (Am) Alkali, (Em) Alkali


 You old (F) gold-minin' hobo, (G) dry-well (G7) desert rat, (C) Alkali


 







    
    
    

        
            
            
            
        
    
    

    

    

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