Tom Russell

Tom Russell - Where The Dream Begins guitar chord

Where The Dream Begins

(Tom Russell)

from Tom Russell’s “Borderland”

tabbed by Mike Berry Mberry9@cs.com

I’ve written this as capoed at the 2nd fret. On the CD, it sounds like much of

the guitar work is higher up the neck. If you want to achieve the nice high

notes being finger-picked then you can capo at the 7th fret and make the

appropriate chord changes, which are:

capo 2 capo 7

(C) (G)

(F) (C)

(G) (D)

(Bb) (F)

(Am) (Em)

(Dm) (Am)

Capo 2

(C) (F) (C) (G) (C)

What happened to the kid in the (F)baseball (C)cap?

Well he’s trying to get home but I (G)think he lost the (C)map

What happened to the kid with the (F)braces on his (C)teeth?

He had an autographed picture of Mu(G)hammad (C)Ali

He’s just a (F)wise-assed, buck-toothed, (Bb)near-sighted fool (F)

Always (C)staring at the girls in the (G)swimming (C)pool

(F)Thirty years later and he’s (Bb)staring again (F)

He’s (C)searching for the place where the (G)dreams be(C)gin

Searching for the (Am)place where the dream be(Dm)gins

Then he bought a bunch of records and he (F)heard a man (C)sing

He said if I could write a song I be(G)lieve I’d be a (C)king

But it took him twenty years un(F)til he got the (C)nerve

He’s got boxes full of papers and (G)papers full of (C)words

And the (F)words fly away like (Bb)swallows on the (F)wind

But they (C)never flew back to the (G)nest a(C)gain

Never took him to the (Am)place where the dream be(Dm)gins

(C)(F)(C)(G)(C)

Then he finally got married and he (F)had two little (C)girls

But he didn’t see ‘em much cause he (G)had to see the (C)world

And the lie that he told ‘em is I’m (F)like most (C)men

It’s always down the road that the (G)dream be(C)gins

And the (F)girls grew up to be (Bb)pretty and wise (F)

They said “you (C)could have seen the dream by (G)looking in our (C)eyes

(F)You were always living in the (Bb)world of pretend (F)

You kept (C)running away from (F)where the dream (C)begins

Running a(Am)way from where the dream be(Dm)gins" (C)

Now he’s living with a woman out on (F)Borderland (C)Road

But her love’s turned bitter, and her (G)eyes turned (C)cold

She said we came to the desert, let the (F)sickness (C)mend

But Hell ain’t the place where the (G)dreams be(C)gin

(F)Look out boys I’m (Bb)gaining on you (F)

He’s old (C)Blind Joe Death in his (G)alligator (C)shoes

He’s got a (F)pocket full of pills and a (Bb)pint of sloe gin (F)

He’s gonna (C)show you to the place where the (G)dream be(C)gins

Follow him (Am)down where the dream be(Dm)gins

(C)(F)(C)(G)(C)

At the end of the road there ain’t (F)nothing but (C)fear

Just a big old room with a (G)big old (C)mirror

And the man in the mirror his (F)hair’s turning (C)gray

And his hands begin to shake in a (G)funny kind of (C)way

He’s knows (F)everything you bring for to (Bb)save you soul (F)

(C)Everything denied will con(G)demn you to the (C)hole

With his (F)hand on his heart he (Bb)picks up his pen (F)

He goes (C)searching for the place where the (G)dream be(C)gins

Looking for the (Am)place where the dream be(Dm)gins (C)

What happened to the kid in the (F)baseball (C)cap?

He’s trying to get home but I (G)think he’s lost the (C)map.

(C)(F)(C)(G)(C)

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