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Sad Clown  Joe Purdy

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Sad Clown
By Joe Purdy (
From the album You Can Tell Georgia
Tabbed by Kevin (
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Standard tuning
[F]Darling I been down and out e[C]ver since you left town
[Am]Well I ain't been the same, no [Bb]matter how I t[C]ry
[F]Sometimes we don't get to choose, the [C]ones who wear the walking shoes
[Am]I'm just a poor boy with the blues, no th[Bb]at ain't nothing [C]new
[F]I'm gonna fill this whiskey cup, [C]I'm gonna pick me some banjo up
[Am]I'm gonna play with the Tragedies, sing[Bb]ing good time h[C]armonies
[F]B. Wright don't you let me down, p[C]lay that one called Sad Clown,
[Am]You know that one's about me, I been t[Bb]hinking about leavi[C]ng town
[F] [C] [Am] [Bb] [C]  
[F]Well sunshine she came out today, [C]it don't matter anyways
[Am]'Cause I still see the water, and it's dri[Bb]pping down my d[C]oor
[F]I used to hear the children play, I[C] used to hear the birds sing
[Am]One day they just stopped, and I don't [Bb]hear them anym[C]ore
[F](x[C]2)[Am] [Bb] [C]
[F]Oh and I got caught in this whistling wind, [C]doing my best to regret these sins
[Am]Lord would you forgive me if you kn[Bb]ew I'm gonna do i[C]t again?
[F]And it's not that I'm not sorry, Lord, no it's[C] just that I'm not strong
[Am]'Cause when that woman looks at me I can[Bb]'t remember ri[C]ght from wrong
[F]Sad Clown, Sad Clown, [C]watch the wheels roll around
[Am]Take that money into town[Bb], go buy a dri[C]nk
[F]Sad Clown, Sad Clown, a[C]lways with the same frown
[Am]Well circus train got you down, you're t[Bb]hinking about l[C]eaving town
(x3, then end with F)

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