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Boy From Oklahoma  Willis Alan Ramsey

Boy from Oklahoma
Trave[D]linā?? across the cou[G]ntry
playi[A]nā?? on the circuit l[D]ine
somet[D]imes I think about a m[Bm]an
who was he[E7]re before my ti[A]me.
Na[G]med for the 28th pres[D]ident
with a Gu[G]thrie tacked to the e[A]nd.
born in Ok[D]emah sho[A]es
with the Du[C]st Bowl bl[G]ues,
a friend of the working m[D]an.
Now he w[D]asnā??t partial to New[G] York buildings
that tr[A]ied to touch the s[D]ky
Wes[D]t Virginia coal m[Bm]ines that t[E7]ook so many l[A7]ives
for the w[G]ay they drove the migrant wo[D]rkers
back o[G]ver into Mexico w[A]ay.
and the sc[D]abs they r[A]un
when they he[C]ard heā??d[G] come
and the bosses started to p[D]ray.
Just a b[G]oy from Oklah[A]oma
on an e[D]ndless one-night s[Bm]tand
wa[G]nā??drinā?? and[A] a-ramblinā??
dr[D]iftinā?? with the midnight[Bm] sand.
He pla[G]yed the blues and the ba[A]llads
and a[D]ll that came bet[G]ween
his h[Em]eart was in the Union
and his s[C]oul was reachinā??[A] out
for the servantā??s [D]dream[Am].[D]
Now I was ta[D]lking to a man that m[G]et him
in a b[A]ar near Clovis town.[D]
He s[D]aid the whole place was a-s[Bm]hakinā??
as he was p[E7]assing his songs ar[A7]ound.
[G]In between the tunes he as[D]ked him
where heā??[G]d be when the morrow[A] came
He s[D]aid through his g[A]rin,
I put my th[C]umb in the w[G]ind
and Iā??m off down the road a[D]gain.
Just a b[G]oy from Oklah[A]oma
on an e[D]ndless one-night st[Bm]and
I w[G]ander and I ra[A]mble
and I dr[D]ift with the midnight s[Bm]and.
I pl[G]ay the blues and the bal[A]lads
and a[D]ll that comes betw[G]een
my h[Em]eart is in the Union
and my s[C]oul is reachinā??[A] out
for the servantā??s [D]dream.[Am] [D]
Now you k[D]now that Woody Gu[G]thrie
Is dead and bu[A]ried in the gr[D]ound
Someti[D]mes I sing his son[Bm]gs
and I get to t[E7]hinkinā?? that heā??s still[A7] around.
Iā??ll [G]hold that his fires ever[D]lastinā??
Te[G]stify that his voice has rung t[A]rue
and the ra[D]mblinā?? manā?[A]?s risā??
and the ki[C]ngdomā??s[G] his
but his songs are for me and y[D]ou.

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