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Painted Lady  Willis Alan Ramsey


Willis Alan Ramsey
Willis Alan Ramsey recorded one classic album on Leon's Shelter
records back in 73 or 74. The album has been reissued on CD.
W A Ramsey is still giggin' ya gotta see 'im.
Notation: Each chord is a measure, each / is a measure
of the previous chord.
Try these chords:
G 320033
Ca9 332033
F6a9 x33233
W.A. actually plays in different tunings, these changes are
really implied voicings.
Country feel.
[G]Followin the [/]stars through the [D]honkey-tonks and [/]bars
[F6a9]Dream away on a [Ca9]country music [G]pride[/]
[G]Start the evenin' [/]by myself,
but you can [D]bet by the hour of [/]twelve
Gonna have a [F6a9]pretty painted [Ca9]lady by my [G]side[G]
Talkin' ^?bout a[F6a9] pretty painted[Ca9] lady by my[G] side[/] [G] [/]
Now I'll tell that woman how it used to be
when the west was wild and the land was free
How a western word would travel for a country mile
Then one day when the drugstores came
and forced my hand to play a truckin' game
Wishin' to be a cowboy all the while
Yes, I was [F]wishin' to be a [C]cowboy all the [G]while[/]
[E-]Painted Lady [/]tell me of the past [A-]gone by[/]
[G]Hold me like the [/]open range and [C]ride me [/]high
[E-] [/] [A-] [C] [D] [/] [D] 
T[/]ake me to the days when your dress was made of calico or gingham
And a [C]ma[/]n was a [A-]man.[/]...[F6a9] [/] [/] [/]
[G] [/] [G] [/]  
Painted Lady with your painted face
Tell me bout your life in this painted place
Tell me with your lovin' lips and lovin' eyes
I can feel the pain, I can see the fears
on the painted cheeks that hide the tears
Of a lovely lonesome cowgirl in disguise
Talkin' bout a lovely lonesome cowgirl in disguise

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