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Forty Five Miles from Berryville

04:06
Bill Vaughan, Mark Lysher, Scott Taylor, Dave Van Allen, Mac Walter, Amanda Wilkins
01/13/2011
Music and Lyrics by Bill Vaughan

Story

This was a melody that I had from 40 years ago.  The theme developed as I was driving back and forth between Woodstock and Mac Walter's recording studio in Catonsville, Maryland.  Berryville became the imagery for the link between the road and music.  Features Dave Van Allen on pedal steel and Amanda Wilkins on vocals.

Lyrics

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