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'Hobo's Son' by Kelly Joe Phelps
from 'Shine Eyed Mister Zen'

tuning: Open-D (DADF#AD), lapslide guitar
time: 4/4
tempo: 156

All notes played with slide.

chords:
------
                D  A  D  F# A  D
                ----------------
	D       0  0  0  0  0  0
	A       7  7  7  7  7  7
	G       5  5  5  5  5  5
	C      10 10 10 10 10 10
	D*     12 12 12 12 12 12


D			A		D
one cold summer night sally slipped away
				      A
door left open wide, not a word to say
C	      D*	D		 G
hard luck took its toll i can't blame her none
	       A       G	D
not today might be here tomorrow
G	       A       G	D
not today might be here tomorrow


she knew better fare when a girl at home
hope for a settled life, not this world to roam
let my prayer be heard and guide me on her way
not today might be here tomorrow

been three years and change since i held her near
up and down these roads i've looked everywhere
and not once have i seen the color of her hair
not today might be here tomorrow

i'll be a hobo's son surely all my days
whittle off the hours with a memory for my blade
and carve the hand of sally dear hoping her to find
not today might be here tomorrow

 

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