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Waitin' Around to Die  Townes Van Zandt

Capo 4
Tuning : standard
Intro Am x4
Verse 1
[Am]Sometimes I don't know where this
dirty [Dm]road is taking me
Some[Am]times I don't even know the
reason [Em]why
But I [Am]guess I'll keep on gambling
lots of [Dm]booze and lots of rambling
Seems [Am]easier than [Em]waiting around to
Verse 2
Sometimes friends I had a ma I [Dm]even
had a pa
He [Am]beat her with a belt once cos
she [Em]cried
[Am]Told her to take care of me [Dm]headed down to Tennessee
Seemed [Am]easier than just [Em]waiting
around to [Am]die
Verse 3
Well I came of age and found a girl
in a [Dm]Tuscaloosa bar
She [Am]cleaned me out and hit it on
the [Em]slide
I [Am]tried to kill the pain bought
some [Dm]wine and hopped the train
Seemed [Am]easier than just [Em]waitin
around to [Am]die
Verse 4
Well a friend said he knew where
some [Dm]easy money was
We [Am]robbed the man and brother did
we [Em]fly
But the [Am]police caught up with me
dragged me [Dm]back to Muskogee
It's [Am]too long years [Em]waitin around
to [Am]die
Instrumental Am Dm Am Em Am
Verse 5
Well now I'm in a prison and [Dm]got me a friend at last
But [Am]he don't drink or steal or
cheat or [Em]lie
His [Am]name's co dean he's the [Dm]nicest thing I've seen
[Am]together we're goin to [Em]wait around
and [Am]die
Oh together we're goin to [Em]wait
around and [Am]die
[Am] [Dm]  
 E|-----0-----0--| E|-----1-----1--|
 B|--------------| B|---3-----3----|
 G|---2-----2----| G|--2---2-2---2-|
 D|--2---2-2---2-| D|-0--0-----0---|
 A|-0--0-----0---| A|-------0------|
 E|-------0------| E|--------------|


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