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David Allen Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name chords

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These Chords taken from Jacob Wilson (jacobw@andromeda.tamu.edu)
You Never Even Call Me By My Name
David Allan Coe

               C                       G               C
        It was all that I could do to keep from cryin'
            F                              C
  Sometimes it seems so useless to remain
        F                                      C
        You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
                       G                    C      G
  You never even call me by my name.

  C             G                  C
  You don't have to call me Waylon Jennings
                              G               C
  And you don't have to call me Charlie Pride.
        F                                         C          Am
  And you don't have to call me Merle Haggard, anymore.
        D                                     G
  Even though your on my fightin' side.

CHORUS                              
               F                                      C
And I'll hang around as long as you will let me
                    G                           C
And I never minded standin' in the rain.
F                                C
You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
                     G             C           G
You never even call me by my name.       

I've heard my name a few times in your phone book
I've seen it on signs where I've played
But the only time I know, I'll hear David Allan Coe
Is when Jesus has his final judgement day.

CHORUS...

then: the spoken part below has this played in the background:
(the numbers are complete bars)
C-2 G-4 C-2 G-2 C-1 G-1 and then C to finish out the rest.

 
C
Well, a friend of mine named Steve Goodman wrote that song
               G
and he told me it was the perfect country and western song
I wrote him back a letter and told him it was NOT the perfect
                                                C
country and western song because he hadn't said anything at all about
                  G                     C                 G
Momma, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin' drunk.
                  C
Well, he sat down and wrote another verse to the song and he sent
it to me and after reading it, I realized that my friend had written
the perfect country and western song. And I felt obliged to include it
on this album. The last verse goes like this here:
            C                G             C
Well, I was drunk the day my Mom got outta prison.
                       G         C
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
     F                                       C       Am
But, before I could get to the station in my pickup truck
D                                   G
She got runned over by a damned old train.

CHORUS:

So I'll hang around as long as you will let me
And I never minded standin' in the rain. No,
You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'
          C              G          C                    F
You never even call me, I wonder why you don't call me
          C                  G             F        C        F G
Why don't you ever call me by my name.               
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