David Allan Coe

David Allan Coe - Desperados Waiting For A Train guitar chord

Desperados Waiting For a Train

written by D. Robey/F. Washington

tabbed 7/20/05

INTRO: D Dsus4 D (2x)

D A Bm

And I'd sing "Red River Valley"

G A7

And he'd sit in the kitchen and cry

D A Bm

Run his fingers thru seventy years of livin'

G A7

Wonderin' Lord is every well I drilled ran dry

A7 G D

We were friends, me and that old Man

D A G

Like desperados waiting for the train

D A G

Like desperados waiting for the train

Bm D A

He's a drifter and a driller of oil wells

And an old school man of the world

Taught me how to drive his car when he's too drunk to

And he'd wink and give me money for the girls

And our lives were like some old western movie

Like desperados waiting for the train

Like desperados waiting for the train

(NOTE: go straight to next VERSE)

From the time I could walk he'd take me with him

To a place called the Green Frog Cafe

And there was old men with beer guts and dominos

Lyin' 'bout their lives while they played

And I was just a kid that they all called a sidekick

Like desperadoes waiting for the train

Like desperados waiting for the train

Bm D A D Dsus4 D Dsus4 D

And I looked up and he was pushin 80

And there was brown tobacco stains all down his chin

To me he's one of the heroes of this country

So why is he all dressed up like some old man

Drinkin' beer and playin' moon in '42

Like desperados waiting for the train

Like desperados waiting for the train

D

Day before he died I went to see him

I was grown and he was almost gone

We just closed our eyes and dreamt us up a kitchen

And sang another verse to that old song

Don't cry Jack, it's only Jesus comin'

Like desperados waiting for the train

Like desperados waiting for the train

Like desperados waiting for the train

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