Keen Robert Earl - The Road Goes On Forever tab

Date: Sun, 27 Aug 1995 23:40:39 -0500
From: trey@terminator (John S Graves)

_______________________________________
From Trey Graves ( trey@terminator.tamu.edu )
 
The Road Goes on Forever
 
by Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
 
from the album West Textures
 
 
           1 2 3 4 5 6
           -----------
D          x 0 0 2 3 2
G          3 2 0 0 3 3
A          x 0 2 2 2 0 
 
In the first two verses, the chords are played on 
every up beat. After that, I alternate picking, like:
 
D G A-----2-----2---- |-----3------3---- |-----0------0----------3-----3---- |-----3------3---- |-----2------2----------2-----2----... |-----0------0----... |-----2------2-------0------------- |----------------- |-----2------2--------------0------- |---------2------- |--0-------------------------------- |---3------------- |---------0---------
D Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town G She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around D Down Main Street after midnight, a brand new pack of cigs G A fresh one hanging from her lips, a beer between her legs A She'd ride down to the river, meet with all her friends G The road goes on forever and the party never ends Sonny was a loner, older than the rest He was goin' in the Navy, but he couldn't pass the test So he hung around town, sold a little pot The Law caught wind of Sonny, one day he got caught He was back in business when they set him free again The road goes on forever and the party never ends Sonny's playing eight ball at the joint where Sherry works When some drunkin' out of towner put his hands up Sherry's skirt Sonny took his pool cue, lay the drunk out on the floor Stuck a dollar in her tip jar, and walked on out the door She's running right beside him, reaching for his hand The road goes on forever and the party never ends They jump into his pickup, Sonny jammed her into gear He looked on over at Sherry and said, "Let's get on out of here" The stars were high above them, the moon was in the East The sun was setting on them when they reached Miami Beach They got a hotel by the water, a quart of Bombay gin The road goes on forever and the party never ends They soon ran out of money, but Sonny knew a man Who knew some Cuban refugees who dealt in contraband Sonny met the Cubans at a house just off the route With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot The cards were on the table when the Law came bustin' in The road goes on forever and the party never ends The Cubans grabbed the goodies, Sonny grabbed the jack Broke the bathroom window and crawled on out the back Sherry had drove the pickup through the alley on the side Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights Sherry stepped in the alley with a single shot .410 The road goes on forever and the party never ends They left the lawman lying, they made their getaway Got back to the hotel just before the break of day Sonny gave her all the money, and he blew a little kiss If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this She watched as his taillights disappeared around the bend The road goes on forever and the party never ends It's Main Street after midnight, just like it was before Twenty one months later at the local grocery store Sherry buys a paper, a cold six pack of beer Headlines read that Sonny's goin' to the chair She drives out onto Main Street in her new Mercedes Benz The road goes on forever and the party never ends
Tap to rate this tab
 
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z