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Tom Waits - Hold On tab

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           Verse 1

           D                               G
            They hung a sign up in out town
             A7                                    D
            "if you live it up, you won't live it down"
            D                                G
            So, she left Monte Rio, son
            A7                                     D
            Just like a bullet leaves a gun
            G                                    A7
            With charcoal eyes and Monroe hips
            D                            G
            She went and took that California trip
            E/G                                         A7
            Well, the moon was gold, her Hair like wind
            E/G                                        A7
            She said don't look back just Come on Jim

            (Chorus)
            D           G
            Oh you got to
            A7       D
            Hold on, Hold on
            D           G
            You got to hold on
            A7                   G
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
            D           G
            You gotta hold on

Verse 2
            D                               G
            Well, he gave her a dimestore watch
            A7                         D
            And a ring made from a spoon
            D                                G
            Everyone is looking for someone to blame
            A7                    D                
            But you share my bed, you share my name
            G                          A7
            Well, go ahead and call the cops
            D                            G
            You don't meet nice girls in coffee shops
            E/G                                         A7
            She said baby, I still love you
            
            E/G                                         A7
            Sometimes there's nothin left to do
             (Chorus)
            D           G
            Oh you got to
             A7       D
            Hold on, hold on
            D           G
            You got to hold on
             A7       D
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here, you got to
            D           G
            Just hold on.

            Verse 3
            D                               G
            Well, God bless your crooked little heart 
            A7                      D
            St. Louis got  the  best  of me
             D                                G
            I miss your broken-china voice
            
            A7                                     D
            How I wish you were still here with me
             G                                    A7
            Well, you build it up, you wreck it down
            D                            G
            You burn your mansion to the ground
            E/G                               A7
            When there's nothing left to keep you here, when
            E/G                                A7
            You're falling behind in this big blue world
            
            (Chorus)
            
            D        G
            Oh you go to
            A7         D
            Hold on, hold on
             D        G
            You got to hold on
            A7                      D
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
             D        G
            You got to hold on
            
            Verse 4
              D                 G
            Down by the Riverside motel,
            A7                  D
            It's 10 below and falling
            D                                G
            By a 99 cent store she closed her eyes and started swaying
             A7                      D
            But it's so hard to dance that way
            G                                    A7
            When it's cold and there's no music
              D                            G
            Well your old hometown is so far away
           E/G                             A7
            But, inside your head there's a record
            E/G                A7
            That's playing, a song called
            
            (Chorus)
             D        G
            Hold on, hold on
             A7                      D
            You really got to hold on
            D        G
            Take my hand, I'm standing right here
            A7          D
            And just hold on.



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