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'Waiting For Marty' by Kelly Joe Phelps
From 'Slingshot Professionals'

Chords by Doug Floyd

Mellow slow beat ... finger style guitar

Intro chords
C - G - F - C - F - C - G - C

(C) Bourbon soda (G) over ice, (F) in the basement (C) shade
Got it (F) made, no one (C) here, just the (G) beer man's dog
(F) Howling at the (C) moon heat (Am) gnawing on a bone
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (F)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (G to C)

(C)Marty's in the (G) bath house (F) yanking out the (C) grey
Getting (F) older ain't a (C) party it's a (G) god damn play
No (F) wonder dogs (C) howl, they can (Am) see the rider coming
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (F)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (G to C)

Instrumental break...violin over ...

C -G-F- C- F- C- G- F- C- Am -C -G -C- G- C- G- C- F-C

(C) Used to be a (G) girl then a (F) woman then (C) nothing
The (F) quilt is in the (C) corner by the (G) oak console
The (F) phone rings once a (C) day (Am) just like a daughter (G bass passing note)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (F)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (G to C)

(C) Blend in with the (G) city and the (F) watering (C) hole
Doesn't (F) talk he wants to (C) think now but he (G) can't anymore
The (F) baseball game is (C) over, and there's (Am) food left in the fridge (G bass passing note)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home, home, home (F)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (G to C)

Instrumental (guitar) break

C  - G- F -C -F -C -G ---F -C -Am -G- C -G- C- F- C- G- C-F- C

(C) The milk man doesn't (G) stop here and the (F) bone is chewed to (C) bits
Stack of (F) mail and old news (C) papers in the (G) over-gown yard
The (F) light bulb on the (C) back porch (Am) takes it's last breath (G bass passing note)
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home, home, (F) 
(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home, home (F) home

(C) Waiting for (G) Marty to get (C) home (F to C G F C on outro)






 

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