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  1. Raised on the Run

From the recording Phthalo Blue

Soul-inspired tune featuring Aaron Clay on bass, James Cotton on sax, Scott Taylor on drums, Mac Walter on guitar and Amanda Wilkins on vocals

Lyrics

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)