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Joe Purdy - Sad Clown tab

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Sad Clown
By Joe Purdy (
From the album You Can Tell Georgia

Tabbed by Kevin (
Check out the Unofficial Joe Purdy Transcription site at

Standard tuning


F                            C
Darling I been down and out ever since you left town
Am                             Bb            C
Well I ain't been the same, no matter how I try
F                                     C
Sometimes we don't get to choose, the ones who wear the walking shoes
Am                                       Bb               C
I'm just a poor boy with the blues, no that ain't nothing new
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F                                C
I'm gonna fill this whiskey cup, I'm gonna pick me some banjo up
Am                                     Bb             C
I'm gonna play with the Tragedies, singing good time harmonies
F                                 C
B. Wright don't you let me down, play that one called Sad Clown,
Am                                    Bb                 C
You know that one's about me, I been thinking about leaving town

F C Am Bb C

F                                 C
Well sunshine she came out today, it don't matter anyways
Am                                        Bb             C
'Cause I still see the water, and it's dripping down my door
F                                  C
I used to hear the children play, I used to hear the birds sing
Am                                     Bb            C
One day they just stopped, and I don't hear them anymore


F C Am Bb C

F                                           C
Oh and I got caught in this whistling wind, doing my best to regret these sins
Am                                 Bb               C
Lord would you forgive me if you knew I'm gonna do it again?
F                                             C
And it's not that I'm not sorry, Lord, no it's just that I'm not strong
Am                                      Bb            C
'Cause when that woman looks at me I can't remember right from wrong


F                     C
Sad Clown, Sad Clown, watch the wheels roll around
Am                       Bb            C
Take that money into town, go buy a drink
F                      C
Sad Clown, Sad Clown, always with the same frown
Am                                      Bb             C
Well circus train got you down, you're thinking about leaving town

(x3, then end with F)
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