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Highway Patrolman  Bruce Springsteen

INTRO: D (Live in Dublin Version Capo 3 fret)
[D]My name is Joe Roberts [G]I work for the [D]state
I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number [A]8
[D]I always done an honest job [G]as honest as I [D]could
I got a brother named [A]Franky and Frank he ain't no [D]good
Now ever since we was young kids it's [G]been the same come [D]down
I get a call on the shortwave Franky's in trouble down[A]town
[D]Well if it was any other man, [G]I'd put him straight a[D]way
But when it's your [A]brother sometimes you look the other [D]way
CHORUS 1:
Yeah, me and [G]Franky laughing and [D]drinking no[A]thing [G]feels better than blood on [D]blood
[A]Takin' [G]turns dancin' with [D]Marie as the band played Night of the Johnstown [A]Flood
[D]I catch him when he's straying [G]like any brother [D]would
Man turns his back on his [A]family well he just ain't no [D]good
Well Franky went in the army [G]back in 196[D]5
I got a farm deferment, settled down, took Maria for my [A]wife
But [D]them wheat prices kept on dropping 'till it was [G]like we were getting [D]robbed
Franky came home in `[A]68, and me, I took this [D]job
CHORUS 2:
[G]Yea we're laughing and [D]drinking no[A]thing [G]feels better than blood on [D]blood
Ta[A]kin' [G]turns dancin' with [D]Marie as the band played Night of the Johnstown [A]Flood
[D]I catch him when he's straying, [G]teach him how to walk that [D]line
Man turns his back on his [A]family he ain't no friend of [D]min[G]e[A] [D]
Well the night was like any other, I got a [G]call `bout quarter to [D]nine
There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan [A]line
There was a[D] kid lying on the floor lookin' bad [G]bleedin' hard from his [D]head
There was a girl crying at a [A]table and it was Frank, they [D]said
Well I went out and I jumped in my car[G] and I hit the [D]lights
But I must of done a hundred and ten through Michigan county that [A]night
[D]It was out at the crossroads, [G]down round Willow [D]bank
Seen a Buick with O[A]hio plates behind the wheel was [D]Frank
Well I chased him through them county roads
'till a [G]sign said Canadian border [D]five miles from here
I pulled over to the side of the [A]highway and watched his taillights disa[D]ppear
CHORUS 3:
Me and [G]Franky laughing and [D]drinking not[A]hing [G]feels better than blood on [D]blood
[A]Taking [G]turns dancing with Ma[D]rie as the band played Night of the Johnstown [A]Flood
I[D] catch him when he's straying [G]like any brother [D]would
Man turns his back on his [A]family well he just ain't no [D]goo[G]d[D]
 
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NOTES:
TUNING: As with most of the songs from this album...it's slightly flat...not
quite a full semitone.
 
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CHORDS: EADGBE
 
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D XX0232
G 320033
A X02220

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