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Johnny Cash - Highway Patrolman chords

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Highway Patrolman - Bruce Springsteen

(Also done by Johnny Cash, but kinda ruined it)

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My name is Joe Roberts I work for the state
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I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number 8
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I always done an honest job as honest as I could
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I got a brother named Frankie and Frankie ain't no good

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Now ever since we was young kids it's been the same come down
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I get a call on the shortwave Frankie's in trouble downtown
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Well if it was any other man, I'd put him straight away
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But when it's your brother sometimes you look the other way

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Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin'
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Nothin' feels better than blood on blood
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Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band
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Played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
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I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother would
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Man turns his back on his family well he just ain't no good

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Well Frankie went in the army back in 1965
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I got a farm deferment, settled down, took Maria for my wife
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But them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was like we were gettin'
robbed
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Frankie came home in `68, and me, I took this job

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Yeah we're laughin' and drinkin'
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Nothin' feels better than blood on blood
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Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band
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Played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
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I catch him when he's strayin' teach him how to walk that line
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Man turns his back on his family he ain't no friend of mine

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Well the night was like any other, I got a call `bout quarter to nine
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There was trouble in a roadhouse out on the Michigan line
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There was a kid lyin' on the floor lookin' bad bleedin' hard from his head
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There was a girl cry'n' at a table and it was Frank, they said

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Well I went out and I jumped in my car and I hit the lights
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Well I musta done one hundred and ten through Michigan county that night
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It was out at the crossroads, down `round Willow bank
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Seen a Buick with Ohio plates behind the wheel was Frank


Well I chased him through them county roads
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Till a sign said "Canadian border five miles from here"
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I pulled over the side of the highway and watched his tail-lights disappear

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Me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin'
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Nothin' feels better than blood on blood
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Takin' turns dancin' with Maria as the band
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Played "Night of the Johnstown Flood"
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I catch him when he's strayin' teach him how to walk that line
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Man turns his back on his family and he just ain't no good


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