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Phthalo Blue

by Bill Vaughan

Released 1/01/2015
Bill Vaughan Music
Released 1/01/2015
Bill Vaughan Music
BIll's latest album--release date January 2015.
  • 04:12 Story Lyrics
    No Shame

    1. No Shame (Bb)

     

    Intro (piano and voice): Bb          Eb              Bb7           F

    Verse 1:                      Bb                                Bb7                             

    No shame, no shame—the way she used to talk

    Bb                                                                    Bb7    

    No shame, no shame —the way she used to walk

    Eb7                                                                                    Eb7

    No blame, no blame —there’s nothing to do

    Bb                                                  Bb7    

    No shame, no shame —and she knew it too

    F                                                         

    Rose just stood there in the rain, she didn’t give a damn

    Gb                                                      

    And had to go out dancing, like the fool that I am

    G                                                   Ab/Db                         A/D                             Bb              F7                                     

    Naked as a jaybird, and happy as a clam, it was shameless

                                                              

    Verse 2:

    I hear she’s from Virginia, just like Virginia Dare

    I was looking in there—but there was no Virginia there

    The neighbors were talking—and gasping for air

    It was all very shocking—but Rose didn’t care

    Well it’s a long way from the foothills, a long way to the shack

    A long way to the cottage by the rusty old track

    She may be from Virginia but she ain’t never going back, she’s shameless, singing:

     

    Chorus: Bb7                                                    Bb7                                                     

    Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

    Bb7                                                                  Bb7            B                C                Db   

    Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

     

     

    Solo over 2nd half of verse form:                   Eb7            Bb 

    Vocal back in over last part of verse

     

    My soul is aching, there’s no mistaking

    I still don’t understand how the Earth kept quaking

    Shake it but don’t break it wrap it up and I’m taking, cause I’m shameless

     

    Verse 3:

    It’s totally shameless—the way she used to talk

    It’s totally shameless—the way she used to walk

    I’m totally blameless—there’s nothing to do

    It’s totally shameless—and she knew it too

    How I miss my wild Rose, how I miss the rain

    Considering the circumstance I kinda lost my train

    Even after all these years I’d take her back again It’s shameless

     

    Chorus 2:

    We’re all singing:

    Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

    Sha la la la--sha la la la la         Sha la la la--sha la la la la

  • 07:28 Story Lyrics
    Turn This Train Around

    2. Turn This Train Around (Em)

     

    Intro: Em Em Em Em (piano solo)

     

    Vs. 1: Em                                                        Em

    When the moon rises above the clouds

    C                                  C                D                                 Em

    Spreading bent light to everything around

    Em                                                                                                       Em

    When the sun burns away the air, I don’t care

    C                                  D                                 Em

    Or the stars no longer there

    C                                                    D                                     Em        

    That’s where I’ll take you when we find the open door

    C                                                    D                                      Em       

    That’s when we’ll realize it don’t matter anymore

    C                                                    D               Em                                                 Asus          A

    That’s when we’ll walk away, hand in hand, leading away

    Bm                               Em

    Turn this train around

     

    Vs. 2:

    Now the train is running down the track

    And it’s never, ever coming back

    There must be something you can show me in the long run

    There must be something you can say

    There must be something you can show me show me the way

    Turn this train around

     

    Br.:   Emaj                                     C                D               E

    E                        C                                            D                                 E

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

    G                       C                                   D                                          G

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

    E                       C                                             D                                 E

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

     

    Em             Em             Em             Em

    Piano solo over verse, other solos as desired

     

    Vs. 3:

    When the moon rises above the clouds

    Spreading bent light to everything around

    There must be something you can show me in the long run

    There must be something you can say

    There must be something you can show me show me the way

    Turn this train around

     

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

    Everyone, take someone, turn this train around

    Repeat and fade

  • 04:25 Story Lyrics
    Take Me Back

    3. Take Me Back (G)

     

    Intro: G     Bm             Em             Bm                   ||          G               Bm             Em7           Asus A7

    D               D+             Em             A7             Dsus D7    ||                G               G

     

    Verse 1:    G/B            C                   G/B            Em                           

    Remember what we said and what we’ve done
    G/B                C                              G/B                              Em                

    Yesterday was here but now it’s gone
    G/B                                                C/A           

    Tumbling through a silver gate

    Bm/D                                       Em      D        C        G/B     Bbdim    Am      Dsus        D   G   G

    How the memory haunts me so

     

    Verse 2:

    Remember my old friend when you and me

    Remember when the world and we were free

    But now with this and that to do

    There's no time for reverie

     

    Bridge 1:

    G/B                              C                                  Bm/D                       

    Take me back, take me back, take me back

    Em   D/F#   G  D/F#   Am    G   ||   Am   G   F   F   C  /E    D    C   Am       Dsus          D    G  G         

    Please-----------------------------------------

     

    Verse 3:

    Remember what we said and what we’ve done                             

    Yesterday was here but now it's gone

    Never ending can’t you see you and me

     

    Bridge 2:

    Take me back take me back take me back please

     

    End:   G/B    C    G/B:   G/B    C    G/B  repeat to fade

  • 04:34 Story Lyrics
    No Ordinary Man Final

    . No Ordinary Man

     

    Intro: G        ||             G              

    Verse 1: G                                                                                          Dm   

    Outside the walls of Trenton fair, just across the Delaware

    Am                        F                      G   

    Some labored mightily to remember

    G                                                                                                         Dm   

    Some words to take them through the ice, into the place of low devise

    Am                               F                                 G   

    On fortunes borne on winds of cold December

     

    Verse 2:

    The sun had shown for all to see, from ramparts Washington and Lee

    But now the weather’d turned to snow and rain

    Some stopped to watch the rabbits run before the muzzle of a gun

    Had silenced the most cynical refrain

     

    Bridge1: Em                                                                                        A7

    Rahl’s Hessians turned in for the night and slept in beds so warm and tight

               Dm                                                                         Bb

    Content that they had noted every plan

    Em                                                                   A7

    No need to fear the common folk, waiting for some lucky stroke

    Dm                              Dm  Dm                                        G

    Just sitting there, like some ordinary man

     

    Verse 3:

    They crossed where only errands go, leaving traces in the snow

    The cost was high, but currency no object

    Outside the weather lowed and moaned as winter sought to claim its own

    But inside they were warming to the subject

     

    Verse 4:

    Then something sounded in the squall, perhaps a frantic wakeup call

    Echo’d down the streets of King and Queen

    The sounding of the mission bell and all had gone extremely well

    No exit strategy had been foreseen

     

    Bridge 2:

    But after some reflection, was proffered the suggestion

    That they make a slight correction in the plan

    He thought about it warily, but only momentarily, he was after all

    No ordinary man

     

    Solo over verse and bridge form

     

    Verse 5:

    He got up from the table he was only barely able to put

    One foot past the other out the door

    And shuffle off to Buffalo or any place the wind might blow

    Cause any place was better than where he’s heading for

     

     

    Verse 6:

    Around the corner, down the road, a tempest wind began to blow

    And blew nine hundred souls into the bucket

    And so a Hessian lesson taught, the overwhelming train of thought:

    If thy eye offend me well then pluck it

     

    Bridge 3:

    To think one day the world could change, beyond your scope, beyond your range

    And who’s to say it wasn’t in the plan

    A lowly bunch what played a hunch and beat ol’ Howie to the punch

    Delivered by no ordinary man.

     

    Bridge 4:

    And for a final second, Pennsylvania beaconed

    You’ve got to seize the moment when you can

    The snow is swirling all around, the world is turning upside down

    After all, that’s no ordinary man

    G             F                                    G

    That’s no ordinary man, that’s no ordinary man

     

    Repeat and fade

  • 05:11 Story Lyrics
    Southbound Woman

    5. Southbound Woman (Em)

     

    Intro: Drums and bass for 4 measures: Em7

     

    (Figure over chords)

    (Bb  A G A G E          G A G A   Bb  A G A G E           G G E-- ://:)               

    Em                                                 Em                               Em                                                 Em                ://:

     

    Vs. 1:                                             Em7               Em/G        A                Em7

    I met a southbound woman on a northbound train

    Am                      Bm                     Em7

    She put me in trouble, she left me in pain

                                 Bm7                                                         Am

    She came for the summer and left with the rain

     

    (Intro Figure, once)

     

    Verse 2:                                       

    Oh--long gone woman, I guess my hand’s been played

    I caught you with diamonds, oh I miss you in spades

    Southbound woman trouble me again

     

    (over figure twice):

    I bet you know how to ride

    With your wheels on the side

    Why don’t you come on inside?

     

    Bridge 1:   EMaj         G#m7                          C#m                             G#m

    Cold hearted woman don’t you let me down

    EMaj                           G#m7                          C#m                             G#m

    Big hearted woman I won’t let you down

    F#m                             C#m7                             F#m7                         A7/E

    Southbound woman, I won’t give you tears

    D7                                                                                    

    Not in a thousand nights

     C#7                             F#m                             B7             

    Not in a hundred years

     

    (over figure twice):

    Why don’t you uncouple your cars

    In my freight train yards?

    But don’t you bring them in hard

     

    Solo over verse form and intro figure

     

    Bridge 1:

    Cold hearted woman don’t you let me down

    Big hearted woman I won’t let you down

    Southbound woman, I won’t give you tears                                                                           

    Not in a thousand nights

    Not in a hundred years

     

    (over figure):

    I bet you know how to ride

    With your wheels on the side

    Why don’t you swallow your pride?

     

    I met a southbound woman on a northbound train

    She put me in trouble, she got me in pain

    I need that kind of woman to trouble me again---oh

     

    (over figure):

    I bet you know how to ride

    With your wheels on the side

    Why don’t you come on inside?

    If you know how to ride

     

    Why don’t you uncouple your cars

    In my freight train yards?

    Why don’t you come on inside?

    If you know how to ride

    Oh south bound woman

    Whoa, southbound woman

    Ah, southbound woman

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, woman

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, woman

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, woman

    Oh south bound woman

  • 04:52 Story Lyrics
    Lonesome Road

    6. Lonesome Road (F)

     

    Intro:: F/A Bb              Dm            Bb              F/A            Bb              F                F

     

    Verse. 1: F                                    F/A                              Bb     Bb/C   Bb/D  Bb/E      F      (C C Bb/D F Bb/D F)

    When I was young I used to think how it would be

    F                                  Am7                            Bb   Bb/C   Bb/D  Bb/E      F        A7            

    Away from family friends and home

    Dm       A7                                           Bb   Bb/C   Bb/D  Bb/E     F   A7

    I realize it wasn’t easy or free

    Dm7  G7                     Eb              F               

    Out on the lonesome road

    Dm7  G7   Eb                                F

     

    Verse 2:

    Now I am older but no wiser it seems           

    I make the same mistake over and over

    All I ever wanted was to follow my dreams

    Out of the lonesome road

    Out of the lonesome road

     

    Chorus. 1:                    F                 F/G     F/A       F/C                  Bb   Bb/C   Bb/D  Bb/E   F  (C C Bb/D F Bb/D F)

    Well we all spend time on the lonesome road

                  F     F/G     F/A     F/C                     Bb   C   A7/C# 

    We all look down it in the same way

    Dm                                  A7         Bb   Bb/C   Bb/D  Bb/E      F        A7

    Who would choose a life alone? 

    Dm7  G7                     Eb              F

    Out on the lonesome road

    Dm7  G7   Eb                                F

     

    Verse 3

    Somewhere somebody throw the lifeline out

    Just grab a hold and let it go

    Who pulls it in without a single doubt?

    No one on the lonesome road

     

    Chorus 2:

    Well we all spend time on the lonesome road

    We all look down it in the same way

    Nothing’s been the same since you went along 

    Out on the lonesome road

    Out on the lonesome road

     

    Chorus 3 modulate to G:           

                           G     G/A        G/B     G/D            C   C/D   C/E  C/F#   G  (D D C/E  G  C/E  G)

    Well we all spend time on the lonesome road

               G     G/A     G/B     G/D            C   C/D   C/E      D   B7/D# 

    We all look down it in the same way

    Em                                                 B7                               C   C/D   C/E   C/F#    G                B7

    Nothing’s been the same since you went along 

    Em7  A7               F                           G         Em7  A7    DM7   C7    Bb

    Out on the lonesome road      

     

    Verse 4 (return to original key of F):

    And shall we meet again along the line?                                 

    Well, I can’t see and I don’t know

    This desperation’s just a waste of time

    Lost out on the lonesome road

     

    Chorus 4:

    Well we all spend time on the lonesome road

    We all look down it in the same way

    Who would choose a life alone? 

    Out on the lonesome road

     

    Chorus 5:

    Well we all spend time on the lonesome road

    We all look down it in the same way

    Nothing’s been the same since you went along 

    Out on the lonesome road

    Out on the lonesome road

    Dm7             G7                 Eb                         F

    Woah--oh on the lonesome road

     

    Out:              Dm7          G7                                 Eb                           F

    Well we all look down on the lonesome road

    Well we all look down on the lonesome road

    Well look down, look down, look down, look away

    Well look down, look down, on the lonesome road

    Well look down, on the lonesome road some day

    Well look down, on the lonesome road some day

    Woah--ah on the lonesome road

    Woah--ah on the lonesome road

     

    Repeat and fade or repeat intro

  • 04:01 Story Lyrics
    Georgia on My Mind

    . Georgia on my Mind (f) H. Carmichael

     

    Vs.

    Georgia, Georgia the whole day through (the whole day through)
    just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)

    I said a Georgia, Georgia a song of you (a song of you)
    comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines

    Br.

    Other arms reach out to me other eyes smile tenderly
    still in the peaceful dreams I see

    The road leads back to you

    I said Georgia, oh Georgia, no peace I find (no peace I find)
    just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind oh)

    Instrumental verse

     

    Other arms reach out to me, other eyes smile tenderly
    still in peaceful dreams I see
    the road leads back to you

    Oh Georgia, Georgia no peace, no peace I find
    just an old, sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)
    just an old, sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind)

  • 03:43 Story Lyrics
    Promises

    8. Promises (E)  bill vaughan

    (two guitars, bass, drums, vocals)

     

    Instrumental verse 1st 2 stanzas-guitar lick

    Vs. 1: e                                    a                      e

    Ask me why i’m walking around

    A                     e                                  b                      b

    Upside down two feet off the ground

    E                      e                      a                      e

    Ask me how it happened to be

    A                     e                                  b                      b

    This happiness just happened to me

    A                                 b                           e    

    She made promises to me

     

    Vs. 2: Tell me how     the sun in the sky

    Shining so bright         gives off such a light

    Show me where the moon up above

    Shines such a light as on our love

    She made promise to me, yeah,  she made promises to me

     

    Br. 1: a                                                   e                       a                                          b

    She promised to be my one, she promised to be my only

    A                     e                      a                                                          bsus     b

    She promised to be my love, and never to leave me lonely

     

    Instrumental verse—(solo follows verse form)

    She made promise to me, yeah,  she made promises to me

     

    Br. 2: She promised to be my one      she promised to be my only

    She promised to be my love, and never to leave me lonely

     

    Vs. 2:

    A promise is made a promise is kept

    A promenade   step by step

    That is why, day after day

    I see the promise in every way

    She made promise to me, yeah,     she made promises to me

    She made promise to me, yeah,     she made promises to me

     

    Out: instrumental intro repeated fade out

  • 03:16 Story
    Snow
  • 03:58 Story Lyrics
    Six Forty Two

    10. Six Forty Two (D)

     

    Ch. 1:  D        Em    C                        G  G/B

    Six forty-two, six forty-two

    D                     Em    C                        G   G/B    D    D

    What can I do? Six forty two---

     

    Vs. 1: D                                 Em       C                                             G

    Over there in the station see the clock on the wall

    Bm                      F#m                                     G                                 G/B                   D

    Face full of dust, arms starting to rust nothing’s working at all

    D                                             Em       C                                 G

    The seconds take hours the hours take days

    Bm                      F#m                   G                               D

    Time passes by the moments fly upon their way

     

    Br. 1: F#m                                                     C#m                           

    It says it’s four in the morning           but with the wind in my eye

    G                                                D

    Time is a lonely siren calling

    F#m                                                        C#m  

    You’d think it might notice, youd think it might try

    G                                 Bm/F#                                     Em       A7

    All over the world the hours are fall---ing      at

     

    Ch. 2: 

    Six forty-two, six forty-two

    What can I do? Six forty two---

     

    Vs. 2:

    How could I have missed it, why didn’t I see

    An hour or two, is an hour too few, momentarily

    I’m like that old timepiece, heart frozen in place

    Can’t make a sound, tears running down all over my face

                           

    Br. 2:                        

    Somewhere it is morning         somewhere it is night

    Someplace the evening bells have spoken

    It gave me no warning, just stopped telling time

    And now my heart and soul are broken         

     

    Ch. 2: 

    Six forty-two, six forty-two

    The worlds’ gone blue, six forty two---

     

    Solo (over verse form)

     

    Br. 3:                         

    So this is my folly   so this is my plight

    I’ve all the time in the world to bear it

    So melancholy, so bitter with light

    And noone’s time for me to share it

     

    Ch. 2

    Six forty-two, six forty-two

    The worlds’ gone blue, six forty two---

     

    Ch. 2: 

    That’s when I knew, that we were through

    The worlds’ gone blue, six forty two---

  • 03:34 Story Lyrics
    Raised on the Run

    11. Raised on the Run (C) Bill Vaughan

     

    Intro:

    C         (C/E F F#dim G)  G                C         F              C     (G Am C Am C)

    Ah ah ah                      (raised on the run, raised on the run)

     

    Vs. 1: C         G7                               C         F7        C         (G Am C Am C)

    Still waters run deep--and I’ve no promises to keep

                     C                E7        G7                   C                     F          C  C7

    Take my heart but leave my soul, I’ll be needing it til I grow old

                F                      F7                    C                     Am                 

    On the day that I was born--was a mean and nasty storm

    D7                   D7/F#              G                     G7

    On the day that I go cold will be a hurricane I’m told                       

    C                     G7                   C            F7           C (G Am C Am C)          

    Be no peace in this old town—til the day they run me down

                     C          E7         G7                                    C         F          C     C7

    They can cry and rant and rave--and plant a stone over my grave

                F                      F#Dim                         C/G                 Am                 

    Even then the crops that rise—will have the devil in their eyes

                C/E                  (C/E F F#dim G)  G                            C  F                C (G AM C Am C)

    I was borne on the water                    but I was raised on the run (raised on the run)

     

    Vs. 2:

    All my life I guess I’ve known that I’d never quite atone

    For the kisses that I’d share and the witnesses I’d bear

    Mrs. Evans, when I was three, she took a good long look at me

    When I turned ten, she looked again, that was the end of the mystery

    Life is short and life is sweet, and you don’t get no reprieve

    You can keep it one-on-one, but you’ll be doing it one and done

    As for me, as I live and breathe, it’s like it’s tattooed on my sleeve

    I was borne on the water but I was raised on the run (raised on the run)

     

    Solo: (over verse form)

    Oh yeah                      I was—borne on the water     borne on the water

    But I was raised on the run

     

    Vs. 3: Got no chains as you can see, got no strings attached to me

    Take my heart but leave my soul, I’ll be needing it til I grow old

    On the day that I was born--was a mean and nasty storm

    On the day that I go cold will be a hurricane I’m told           

    Life is short and life is sweet, and you sure get no reprieve

    You can keep it one-on-one, but you’ll be doing it one and done

    As for me, as I live and breathe, it’s like it’s tattooed on my sleeve

    I was borne on the water but I was raised on the run (raised on the run)

    As for me, as I live and breathe, it’s like it’s tattooed on my sleeve

    I was borne on the water but I was raised on the run (raised on the run)

    I was borne on the water but I was raised on the run (raised on the run)

     

    Out: C (C/E F F#dim G)  G                           C         F          C         (G Am C Am C)

    Ah ah ah                                  (raised on the run, raised on the run)

    Ah ah ah                                  (raised on the run, raised on the run)

    Ah ah ah                                  (raised on the run, raised on the run)

    Ah ah ah                                  (raised on the run, raised on the run)

  • 07:47 Story
    A Phthalo Lullaby
NOTES
Bass: Aaron Clay, Mark Lysher
Drums: John Greely, Scott Taylor
Guitar: Mark Toblosky, Bill Vaughan, Mac Walter
Mandolin: Emory Lester
Pedal Steel Guitar: Robbie Flint
Piano, Banjola, Harmonica: Bill Vaughan
Saxophone: James Cotton
Violin, Cello: Chris Sexton
Vocals: Bill Vaughan, Amanda Wilkins

Songs From the Valley

by Bill Vaughan

Released 01/03/2011
Bill Vaughan Music
Released 01/03/2011
Bill Vaughan Music
BIll's acclaimed album of songs inspired by the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
  • 04:06 Story Lyrics
    Forty Five Miles from Berryville

    45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE D           BILL VAUGHAN

     

    Intro (Piano): D         D         D

    Vs. 1 (piano and voice):D               D/F#               G         G/A G/B G/C#  D     

    WHEN I STARTED OUT THIS MORNING, THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES

                            F#m                    Bm   Bm/A             E7/G#                            Gm

    BUT BY EVENING-TIDE, THE SUICIDAL CLOUDS CAME ROLLING BY

    Em                                                      G        

    WELL, I MIGHT JUST LAST, IF I CAN MAKE IT ON PAST

                Bm                  Bm/A                          E7/G#             E7      

    THE DIVE AT THE WEST VIRGINIA LINE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm               G                                             D

    BUT I’M 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, AND I’M DRIVING NEARLY BLIND

     

    Vs. 2:  (Full Band)

    THERE’S AN ANCIENT HOLLOW BLESSING, IT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS

    WHEN YOU LEAVE ‘EM, LEAVE ‘EM GUESSING AND GRACE THEM WITH A KISS

    ‘CAUSE THE KISS THEY’LL RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAINS FALL

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, BEFORE THEY EVEN KNOW I’M GONE

     

    Ch. 1:  D  F#m  Bm   D/A     G                     D            D  F#m  Bm  D/A   E7/G#             Gm

    AH-OOH,                               I’M ALMOST GONE, AH-OOH,                  I’M ALMOST GONE

                            Em7                                                    G

    WELL, THE KISS THEY RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAINS FALL

    Bm                  Bm/A      E7/G#                     E7

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm               G                                 D

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, OH LORD, I’M ALMOST GONE

     

    Vs. 2

    NOW WAIT A MINUTE, WOULD YOU PASS ME BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

    IF YOUR HEART’S NOT IN IT, I MIGHT NOT EVER HAVE KNOW’D

    IF YOU LOSE YOUR NERVE AT EVERY OLD CURVE

    AND THE SHADOWS MAKE YOU WANT TO RUN

    YOU’LL BE SHUFFLING ON OUT OF BERRYVILLE THE HOUR YOUR RUNNING IS DONE

     

    Ch. 2

    AH-OOH, I THINK MY RUNNING IS DONE, AH-OOH, I’M ALMOST GONE

    I THINK I LOST MY NERVE AT THAT LAST DEEP CURVE

    ‘CAUSE THE SHADOWS MAKE ME WANT TO RUN

    AND I’M 45 MILES FROM BERRYVILLE, OH LORD, WON’T YOU CARRY ME ON HOME

    Ch. 3

    AH-OOH, WON’T YOU CARRY ME ON HOME, AH-OOH, I’M ALMOST DONE

    WELL, THE KISS THEY RECALL, WHEN THE CURTAIN’S FALL

    AND THE LAST NOTE’S ECHO IS DONE

        D     D/F#               G     A    Bm   Bm/F#                        Bm                                         

    I’LL BE 45 MILES FROM BER - RY- VILLE,

    G                                 D

    OH LORD, I’M ALMOST GONE

     

    Out: D D         D         D/F#   G     A    Bm  

     

  • 04:48 Story Lyrics
    A Woman Like You

    A WOMAN LIKE YOU (F) BILL VAUGHAN

     

    Intro:  F           F/a  Bb  Bdim  C7    F/A       Bb   Bb  Ab G  F ://:

     

    Vs. 1               F                                              F/A

    WELL I, TOOK UP WITH THIS FILLY LEGS THAT WOULDN’T QUIT—WE WENT

    F/C                                                                              Bb                               Bb7

    DOWN TO THE ONE AND A HALF TIL IT MAKES ME WANNA SPLIT—WE PUT

    F                                                                                  F/A

    WINGS ON MY MONEY YOU KNOW AND WE WATCHED IT FLY AWAY

    F/C                                                                                                      Bb       Bb7                             F          F7

    MORE THAN I’VE MADE IN MY WHOLE DAMNED LIFE I DROPPED IT IN A SINGLE DAY

    Bb          Dm                                       F                                  C

    BUT THAT’S OKAY I GUESS THE WAGES BOUGHT THE SIN

    Bb                   Dm                                                      F/C                              C

    AND IT’S NO WORSE DURESS THAN THE TROUBLE THAT I’M IN

     

    Ch. 1  F                                  F                      F/A  Bb  Bdim  C7  

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    F/A      Bb                     Bb  Ab    G         F

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    F                                              F                                     F/A  Bb  Bdim  C7  

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I’LL BE CLINGING TO YOU

    F/A      Bb                     Bb  Ab    G         F

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Vs.2:

    THEN THERE WAS THIS STRANGE FAST BIRD THE ROAD GONE LONG AND STRAIGHT

    I HAD TO LEARN THE PASSWORD AND IT MUST HAVE BEEN MY FATE

    I WAS BURNED IN THE BUSHES AND FROZEN IN THE SAND

    IN THE MIDDLE OF ALL THE WATER IN THE WORLD I WAS DYING A THIRSTY MAN

    IT’S WRITTEN IN THE BOOK IT’S TAUGHT IN ALL THE SCHOOLS

    DON’T TAKE A SECOND LOOK DON’T BEND THE GOLDEN RULE

     

    Ch. 2

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Br. 1: F

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    Eb7

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    D7/Dm7

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    Eb

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Intro figure

     

     

    Vs. 3

    I HAD TO GO OUT WEST YOU KNOW WHERE THE TREES GROW WAY UP HIGH

    I HAD SOME LAWS I HAD TO TEST AND SOME RULES I HAD TO TRY

    YOU KNOW I STOKE A LOT OF FOLKS AND I RAISED A LOT OF CAIN

    BUT I PUT IT ALL ON THE HOPES THAT YOU WOULD TAKE ME BACK AGAIN

    IT’S WRITTEN IN THE BOOK IT’S TAUGHT IN ALL THE SCHOOLS

    DON’T TAKE A SECOND LOOK DON’T BEND THE GOLDEN RULE

     

    Ch. 3

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Ch. 4

    IT’S A WELL KNOWN FACT BABY, IT’S TRIED AND TRUE

    OH BABE I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

    AND IF YOU TAKE ME BACK WOMAN I TELL YOU WHAT I’D LIKE TO DO

    OH CHILD I NEED A WOMAN LIKE YOU

     

    Br. 2:

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Br. 3:

    WOMAN—YOU KNOW I REALLY DON’T HAVE A CLUE

    WOMAN—HOW YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO

    WOMAN—IF I EVER STOP TO WONDER WHY

    WOMAN—I’D BE LAUGHING SO I DON’T HAVE TO CRY

     

    Out:  Intro Figure

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Interview with Marcy McCann, morning contributor for WSVG and WAMM radio stations in the Shenandoah Valley.  This interview aired on Feb. 6, 2011.