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Happiness Alone  Clint Black

HAPPINESS ALONE - by Clint Black
I [E]think I'll go back down to [A]New Orleans, try to [E]bury[-] my [B]travellin' [A]bone
Unpre[E]dictable me like I [A]swore I would be, [B7]nothing's ever written in [B7]stone.
There's a [E]knock on her door, is she [A]here anymore?
I guess [E]me an[-]d the [B]neighbors will [A]see.
If the [E]one thing that I couldn't [A]do without her
[A]She co[-]uldn't [B7]do without [E]me.
Could I leave her behind, go on losin' my mind,
While the [E]good times continue to [E]roll.
With this [A]time on my hands, I could [D]change all my plans
And it [B7]really wouldn't bother a [B7]soul
I could [E]make all the rounds, [E]paint all the towns
Do [A]all that and more on my [A]own,
But a [E]man can't survive on [B7]Happiness A[E]lone.
Take a good look around, this is New Orleans
A free wheeler's got to feel right at home
But it's a hell of a leap, whether shallow or deep
That old river's gonna keep moving on
Like that muddy Mississippi, she keeps pulling me under
When you're in it nothing ever seems clear
I could stand on the bank, just toss in my line
But there's way too many fish around here
Could I leave 'em behind for the one the line
Are the good times still gonna roll?
With this time on my hands, I could change all my plans
And it really wouldn't bother a soul
I could make all the rounds, paint all the towns
Do all that and more on my own,
But a man can't survive on Happiness Alone.

Written by Clint Black and Jimmy Buffet
Copyright 1993, Wordy Music Publishing (ASCAP)
and Coral Reefer Music, Inc. (BMI)
From the album, "No Time To Kill" - 1993, BMG Music / RCA
Lyrics transcribed by ruggs <> and Darragh Egan.
Music transcribed by Darragh Egan <>

I've tried playing it in the key of D with a capo on the 2nd fret, but the
voicing of the arpeggios sounds more like the original if it's just played
in the key of E without the capo. By the way, I play the B7 as x21202 and
the B as x24442 for this song. The voicing of the notes sounds too high if
you play them as bar chords up at the 7th fret.

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