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Loretta  Townes Van Zandt

Subject: CRD: Loretta/Townes Van Zandt
Here's another Townes Van Zandt song for you, the chords are simple, but
it's taken me a lot of practice to get the rthymns right. And if you pick
up the tempo just a little bit and really pound the chords, it's a real
Townes Van Zandt
[E]Well Loretta she's my [A]barroom [E]girl
[A]Wears them sevens on her [E]sleeves
[E]Dances like a [A]diamond [E]shines
[A]Tells me lies I love to [E]b'lieve
[B7]Her age is always twenty two
Her [A]laughin' eyes a hazel [E]hue
[E]Spends my money like [A]water [E]falls
[A]Loves me like I want her [E]to
Well Loretta won't you say to me
Darlin' put your guitar on
Have a little shot of booze
Play a blue and wailin' song
My guitar rings a melody
My guitar sings "Loretta's fine"
Long and lazy, blond and free
I can have her any time
Sweetest at the break a day
Prettiest in the setting sun
She don't cry when I can't stay
'Least not 'til she's all alone
Loretta I won't be gone long
Keep your dancin' slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
I'll be back babe, to make you smile.
repeat 1st & 2nd verse, 2nd verse last line twice, end
There's a different version of this verse on some records:
Loretta I won't be gone long
Keep your dancin' slippers on
Keep me on your mind a while
I'm comin' home, I'm comin' home.
And between each pair of verses Townes plays a simple bass run twice:
[E] [A] [E]  

Enjoy !
 ----------------------------------------------------------- (John Kearney)
"If we do not change direction, we will end up where we are
headed." Lao Tsu

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