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Highway Patrolman  Johnny Cash

Capo on 2nd
Intro:
G 4x
[G] My name is Joe [G] Roberts
[C] I work for the [G] state
I'm a [G] sergeant out of [G] Perrineville
[G] Barracks number [D7] eight [D7]
I [G] always done an [G] honest job
[C] Honest as I [G] could
[G] Got a brother named [D7] Frankie
[D7] Frankie ain't no [G] good [G]
[G] Ever since we were [G] young kids
[C] It's been the same come [G] down
[G] I get a call on the [G] shortwave
[G] Frankie's in trouble down - [D7] town [D7]
Well [G] if it was any [G] other man
[C] I'd put him straight a - [G] way
But [G] sometimes when it's your [D7] brother
[D7] You look the other [G] way [G]
Chorus:
Yeah [C] me and Frankie laughin' and [G] drinkin'
Nothin' feels [C] better than blood on [G] blood
Takin' [C] turns dancin' with Ma - [G] ria
While the [G] band played "the [G] Night of the
Johnstown [D7] Flood" [D7]
[G] I catch him when he's [G] strayin'
[C] Like any brother [G] should
[G] Man turns his back on his [D7] family
[D7] He ain't no [G] good [G]
Well [G] Frankie went in the [G] army
Back in [C] nineteensixty - [G] five
[G] I got a farm de - [G] ferment,
Settled [G] down, took Maria for my [D7] wife [D7]
But them [G] wheat prices kept on [G] droppin'
Till it was [C] like we were gettin' [G] robbed
[G] Frankie came home in [D7] sixtyeight
[D7] Me, I took this [G] job
Chorus:
Yeah [C] me and Frankie laughin' and [G] drinkin'
Nothin' feels [C] better than blood on [G] blood
[C] Takin' turns dancin' with Ma - [G] ria
While the band played "the [G] Night of the
Johnstown [D7] Flood" [D7]
[G] I catch him when he's [G] strayin'
[C] Teach him how to walk that [G] line
[G] Man turns his back on his [D7] family
[D7] Ain't no friend of [G] mine [G]
Break:
[G] [-] [C] [-] [G] [-]  
[G] [-] [D7] [-] [G]  
Well the [G] night was like any [G] other
I got a [C] call `bout quarter to [G] nine
There was [G] trouble in a [G] roadhouse
Out on the Michigan [D7] line
There was a [G] kid on the floor [G] lookin' bad
[C] Bleedin' hard from his [G] head
There was a [G] girl cry'n' at a [D7] table
[D7] It was Frank, she [G] said [G]
[G] I ran out and I [G] jumped in my car
[C] Then I hit the [G] lights
[G] I musta done a [G] hundred and ten
Through [G] Michigan county that [D7] night [D7]
It was [G] down by the [G] crossroads,
[C] Out by Willow [G] bank
Seen a [G] Buick with O - [D7] hio plates
[D7] Behind the wheel was [G] Frank [G]
Well I [G] chased him through them [G] county roads
Till a [C] sign said "Canadian border [G] five miles from here"
[G] Pulled over the [D7] side of the highway
[D7] Watched his tail-lights [G] disappear
Chorus:
Yeah [C] me and Frankie laughin' and [G] drinkin'
Nothin' feels [C] better than blood on [G] blood
[C] Takin' turns dancin' with Ma - [G] ria
While the band played "the [G] Night of the
Johnstown [D7] Flood" [D7]
[G] I catch him when he's[G] strayin'
[C] Like any brother [G] should
Man turns his back on his [D7] family
He ain't no [G] [/] good//
[G]  
 
 e|---------/
 B|----0----/
 G|------0-0/
 D|---0-----/
 A|-------2-/
 E|3----3---/

[C]  
 
 e|---------/
 B|----1----/
 G|------0-0/
 D|---2---2-/
 A|3----3---/
 E|---------/

[D7]  
 
 e|----2----/
 B|------1--/
 G|---2----2/
 D|0----0-0-/
 A|---------/
 E|---------/


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