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Wrong Side of the Road  Tom Waits

[Bm] ΓΆΒ[Bbm]?Β? [Bm]ΓΆΒ?Β? [E9] [Eb9] ΓΆΒ?Β[E9]? ΓΆΒ?Β? ΓΆΒ?Β? ΓΆΒ?Β?
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[G7] [F#7] [G7] [F#7]  

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Put a [Bm]dea[(Bbm)]d cat [Bm] on the [E9]rai[(Eb9)]lroad [E9]tracks
Where the [Bm]wolf[(Bbm)]-bane'[Bm]s blooming by the [E9]tre[(Eb9)]stle[E9]
and get the [G7]eyeball of a rooster and the [F#7]stones from a ditch
and [G7]wash 'em down with bilge water and [F#7]say you'll never snitch
Take the [Bm]but[(Bbm)]tons f[Bm]rom a yellow jacket and the [E9]fea[(Eb9)]thers [E9]from a buzzard
and the [Bm]blo[(Bbm)]od fro[Bm]m a bounty hunter's c[E9]old[(Eb9)] black[E9] heart
Catch the [G7]tears of a widow in a [F#7]thimble made of glass
tell your [G7]mama and papa they can [F#7]kiss your ass
[Bm]Poi[(Bbm)]son al[Bm]l the water in the [E9]wis[(Eb9)]hin' w[E9]ell
and [Bm]han[(Bbm)]g all [Bm]them scarecrows from a [E9]syc[(Eb9)]amore [E9]tree
[G7]Burn down them honeymoons [F#7]put 'em in a pillow case
And [G7]wait next to the switch blades at the a[F#7]musement park for me
[Bm]Str[(Bbm)]angle [Bm]all the Christmas carols [E9]scr[(Eb9)]atch o[E9]ut all your prayers
[Bm]Tie[(Bbm)] 'em u[Bm]p with barbed wire and [E9]pus[(Eb9)]h them[E9] down the stairs
I'll [G7]whittle you a pistol for keeping [F#7]nightmares of the blinds
Those [G7]sunsab**ches always seem to s[F#7]neak up from behind
[Bm]Syp[(Bbm)]hon al[Bm]l the gas from your [E9]dad[(Eb9)]dy's p[E9]ickup truck
[Bm]Fil[(Bbm)]l up J[Bm]ohnny's T-Bird I [E9]got[(Eb9)] a cou[E9]ple of bucks
[G7]Put a little perfume and a [F#7]ribbon in your hair
Be [G7]careful that you don't wake up the [F#7]hounds
[Bm]Tea[(Bbm)]r a bo[Bm]lt of lightning off the [E9]sid[(Eb9)]e of t[E9]he sky
And [Bm]thr[(Bbm)]ow it [Bm]in a cedar chest if you [E9]wan[(Eb9)]t I'll[E9] tell you why
Bring the [G7]gear shift knob from a [F#7]49 Merc
and [G7]lay down here beside me let me [F#7]hold you in the dirt
[Bm] W[(Bbm)]e're g[Bm]onna tremble tear the [E9]thr[(Eb9)]oat ou[E9]t of the night
Sink your [Bm]tee[(Bbm)]th int[Bm]o my shoulder dig your [E9]nai[(Eb9)]ls int[E9]o my back
Tell that [G7]little girl to let go of my sl[F#7]eeve
You'll be a [G7]woman when I catch you, come, baby, [F#7]fall in love with me
With my d[Bm]oub[(Bbm)]le bar[Bm]rel shotgun and a [E9]who[(Eb9)]le box[E9] of shells
We'll [Bm]cel[(Bbm)]ebrate[Bm] the [E9]4th[(Eb9)] of Ju[E9]ly
We'll do a [G7]hundred miles per hour spendin' [F#7]someone else's dough
And drive [G7]all the way to Reno on the [F#7]wrong si - de of the road

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