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Orphan of the Road  Johnny Cash

Capo 1st
G* = G in the 3rd position
Note:
Thumb plays everything on the beat and the half beat (1 & 2 & )
Fingers do everything else.
[C] [F] [G]  
 
 |----------------|----------0-----|1---------------|----------------|
 |----------------|1-----3---------|--1-------1-----|0---------0-----|
 |----------------|--0---------0---|------2-----2---|--0---2---------|
 |----------------|----2-----------|----3-----------|----0-------0---|
 |--------0---2---|3-------3-------|----------------|----------------|
 |----3-----------|----------------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 & 1 & 2 &
[C] [G5]  
 
 |----------0-----|----------0-----|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|1---------------|1---------1-----|3---------3-----|
 |------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
 |3---------------|3---------------|3-------3-------|----------------|
 |--------3-------|--------3-------|----------------|3-------3-------|

From a carnie show?
[F] [D7] [G5] [F] [G]  
 
 |--1-----2-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------1-----|3---------3-----|------1---------|0---------------|
 |----2-------2---|------0---------|2---------2-----|------2---0-----|
 |--------0-------|----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0-------0---|
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|3-------3-------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

[C] [G5]  
 
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |----------1-----|----------1-----|1-----1---------|3---------3-----|
 |0-----0---------|0-----0---------|--0-------0-----|------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
 |3---------------|3---------------|3-------3-------|----------------|
 |--------3-------|--------3-------|----------------|3-------3-------|

[F] [D7] [G5] [F] [G]  
 
 |--1-----2-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------1-----|3---------3-----|------1---------|0---------0-----|
 |----2-------2---|------0---------|2---------2-----|------2---------|
 |--------0-------|----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0-------0---|
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|3-------3-------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

[C] [G5]  
 
 |----------0-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|1---------1-----|1---------1-----|3---------3-----|
 |------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
 |3---------------|3---------------|3-------3-------|----------------|
 |--------3-------|--------3-------|----------------|3-------3-------|

[F] [D7] [G5] [F] [G]  
 
 |--1-----2-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------1-----|3---------3-----|------1---------|0---------0-----|
 |----2-------2---|------0---------|2---------2-----|------2---------|
 |--------0-------|----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0-------0---|
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|3-------3-------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

[C] [G5]  
 
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |----------1-----|----------1-----|1---------1-----|3---------3-----|
 |0-----0---------|0-----0---------|------0---------|------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----0-------0---|
 |3---------------|3---------------|3-------3-------|----------------|
 |--------3-------|--------3-------|----------------|3-------3-------|

[F] [D7] [G5] [F] [G]  
 
 |--1-----2-------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------1-----|3---------3-----|------1---------|0---------0-----|
 |----2-------2---|------0---------|2---------2-----|------2---------|
 |--------0-------|----0-------0---|----3-------3---|----0-------0---|
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1---------------|3-------3-------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

[C] [F] [G5]  
 
 |----------0-----|----------------|------1---------|----------------|
 |1---------------|1---------1-----|--1-------1-----|3-----3---------|
 |------0---------|------0---------|----2-------2---|----------0-----|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----------------|----0-------0---|
 |3---------------|3---------------|----------------|----------------|
 |--------3-------|--------3-------|1-------1-------|3-------3-------|

The black sheep...
C F G*
 
 |----------0-----|----------------|----------------|----------------|
 |1-----3---------|----------1-----|----------1-----|--1-------3-----|
 |------------0---|2---------------|2---------------|2-----4---------|
 |----3-----------|------3---------|------3---------|----------------|
 |3-------3-------|----3-------3---|----3-------3---|----3-------5---|
 |----------------|1-------1-------|1-------1-------|1-------3-------|

C F G* C
 
 |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------0-----|
 |1---------1-----|----------1-----|----1-------3---|1---------------|
 |------0---------|0-----0---------|2-------4-------|------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|----2-------2---|----------------|----2-------2---|
 |3-------3-------|3-------3-------|----3-------5---|3---------------|
 |----------------|----------------|1-------3-------|--------3-------|
 |----------0-----|
 |1---------------|
 |------0---------|
 |----2-------2---|
 |3---------------|
 |--------3-------|

From a [C]carnie show and a [G5]rodeo
That [F]shared a [D7]three day [G5]stand
A [F]cowboy met a [G]firey carnie [C]queen
In [C]new spring nights a[G5]mid the lights
Of the [F]painted [D7]carnie [G5]van
They [F]laughed and loved and [G]shared short lived [C]dreams
But the [C]carnie show and the [G5]rodeo
[F]Went their [D7]separate [G5]ways
And the [F]carnie season [G]bloomed and soon moved [C]on
And [C]I was born on a [G5]winter morn
To the [F]dark eyed [D7]carni [G5]queen
The [F]too late son of [G]something that was [C]gone
The [F]black sheep child that [G5]grew up wild
From the [C]seed the four winds [F]sowed
G* C
Unwanted son of ice and fire
F G* C
An orphan of the road
I was [C]still a child when my [G5]momma died
From a [F]chill that [D7]closed her [G5]eyes
So [F]I was left to [G]grow up on my [C]own
Witho[C]ut a name too [G5]wild to tame
[F]No one [D7]cared to [G5]try
So [F]mostly I was [G]mostly left a[C]lone
In [C]dingy bars and [G5]cold box cars
[F]Hobo [D7]jungle [G5]camps
I [F]joined the men who [G]drift from town to [C]town
The [C]surging flood of [G5]restless blood
[F]Flowed in[D7]side my [G5]veins
I?d [F]never find the [G]time to settle [C]down
The [F]black sheep child that [G5]grew up wild
From the [C]seed the four winds [F]sowed
G* C
Unwanted son of ice and fire
F G* C
An orphan of the road
In the [C]misty rain I [G5]caught the train
That [F]slowed down [D7]through the [G5]town
And I [F]pulled myself in[G]to the box car [C]door
In a [C]passing light in the [G5]deep grey night
I [F]saw a [D7]still dark [G5]form
Of an [F]old man lying [G]sick upon the [C]floor
And he [C]said I tried to [G5]find her
But they [F]told me [D7]she had [G5]died
And [F]that she?d left an [G]only son be[C]hind
And I [C]tried to find him but I [G5]never did
And I [F]know I could [D7]rest in [G5]peace
If [F]I could just see him [G]once before I [C]died
I [C]found a match and I [G5]quickly scratched it
[F]Into [D7]flickering [G5]flame
Then I [F]held it close and I [G]gently raised his [C]head
My [C]mother sir I [G5]said of her
I [F]have her [D7]same dark [G5]eyes
He [F]smiled a cowboy [G]smile and then was [C]dead
The [F]black sheep child that [G5]grew up wild
From the [C]seed the four winds [F]sowed
G* C
Unwanted son of ic and fire
F G* C
An orphan of the road

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