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Take Out Some Insurance  J.J. Cale

From Tue Apr 8 13:01:31 1997
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 19:22:28 -0800
From: Ian Prideaux
Subject: CRD: 'Take Out Some Insurance' by 'J. J. Cale'
Take Out Some Insurance
from "Number 10"
by J. J. Cale
Transcribed from the CD number ORE CD 523
by Ian Prideaux (
This is a simple song in D major and predictably uses G and A major as
along with the C major at the end of the verses and chorus, a device
JJ often uses. It's played on guitar with a smattering of fiddle,
especially in the bridge. In the first line in the second verse, I can't
quite figure out what the ~a something~ is, if anyone knows, email me.
Have Fun.
[D] [G] 
A man knocked upon the door, said "Don't you know you're gonna die some
I've got a plan for you, man, for when you pass away.
[D] [G] [D] 
We'll give to your mother, your kids and your wife
[G] [D] 
and all you have to give in return is your life.
Take out some insurance, insurance today,
[D] [C] [D] 
for tomorrow will come and take us away.
[G] [D] 
Two men were gambling in ~a something~ one night
when a woman walked in with her dress up so tight.
[G] [D] 
She asked the two gentlemen would they fight for her name.
[C] [D] 
They got up and shot her and went back to their game.
[bridge, all on a D chord except for the final C-D like the end of each
[G] [D] 
This aint no sad song, don't cry in your beer,
for one day will come and we won't be here.
[G] [D] 
Somebody else will take up our game,
[C] [D] 
different place, different name.
[--]Ian Prideaux

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