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Thirsty Boots  Eric Andersen

From alt.guitar.tab Fri Jul 29 11:35:04 1994
From: cimo@cs.montana.edu (Bob Cimikowski)
Date: 27 Jul 1994 20:50:22 GMT
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: "Thirsty Boots" (Eric Andersen)
Here's an old classic by Eric Andersen. Better listen to the recording to
get a feel for it first. A harmonica would also help.
THIRSTY BOOTS
(Eric Andersen)
Guitar: standard tuning, capo IV
Intro: G G(F#) C G C G D D(G) D D(E)
Notes: use Travis picking style, playing individual notes
in parentheses along with chords on either first
or sixth string. The D(F#) chord is the usual D
major chord with an F# added on the sixth string;
likewise for G(F#).
You've [G]long been [G(F#)]on the [C]open [G]road,
You've been [C]sleeping in the [G]rai[D(F#)]n,
From [G]dirty [G(F#)]words and [C]muddy [G]cells
Your [C]clothes are [G]smeared and [D(F#)]stained,
But the [G]dirty [G(F#)]words and [C]muddy [G]cells
Will [C]soon be [G]hid in [D(F#)]shame
So [G]only stop to [C]rest [G]yourself
Till [Am]you are [Am(G)]off ag[D(F#)]ain[D(G)] [D(E)]
Chorus:
So [G]take off your [C]thirsty boots
and [G]stay for a [C]while,
Your [G]feet are hot and [G(F#)]weary,[Em]
[Am]from[Am(G)] a dusty [D(F#)]mile,
And [G]maybe I can [C]make you laugh,
[G]maybe I can [C]try,
I'm just [G]looking for the [G(F#)]evening,
the[Am] mo[Am(G)]rning [D(F#)]in your [G]ey[C]e.[D7] [G] [C] [D7]
So tell me of the ones you saw
As far as you could see
Across the plain from field to town
A-marching to be free
And of the rusted prison gates
That tumbled by degree
Like laughing children, one by one,
They look like you and me
Chorus.
(Harmonica interlude).
I know you are no stranger down
The crooked rainbow trails
From dancing cliff-edged shattered sills
Of slandered, shackled jails
For the voices drift up from below
As the walls they're being scaled
Yes, all of this, and more, my friend,
Your song shall not be failed.
Chorus.
Yes, you've long been on the open road
You've been sleeping in the rain
From dirty words and muddy cells
Your clothes are smeared and stained
But the dirty words, the muddy cells,
They'll soon be judged insane
So only stop to rest yourself
'til you are off again.
Chorus.

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