Mcmurty James – Song For A Deckhands Daughter tab

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 09:46:36 +1300
From: "Kean, John" 
Subject: CRD: Song for a Deckhand's Daughter - James McMurtry

Song for a Deck Hand's Daughter  - James McMurtry
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From "Too Long in the Wasteland".

Transcribed by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).

Standard tuning, no capo.


INTRO: C , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . ||------------------|------------------||||----------------1-|---------------1--||||*-------0---------|-----0-----------*||||*-----2-------2---|-----2-------2---*||||--3---------------|-3----------------||||----------3-------|---------3--------|| *use variants on this strum pattern throughout
VERSE 1: C Dm He'd always whistle "Jolie Blonde" Fmaj7 C On his way out the back door on a Friday night C Dm So many times he just stayed gone Fmaj7 C C/B And rarely did he try to treat your Mama right Am Em Shut off the tractor with the field half mowed F/C C Set the brake and headed down the road Am Em Came home for Christmas, never said where he'd been F/C With no presents for the children Am Only stories for the men CHORUS 1: Am G(see riff at end) Still your Mama called him Daddy C C/B She never told him no Am G Said she couldn't help but love him F/C Am You wondered how it could be so VERSE 2: He'd work two weeks out on a river barge She worked in the factory, never missed a day He'd spend his week off holding up the bar Never took him long to drink a deck hand's pay Wind off the river cut the lines on his face And left him dreaming of some other place Maybe Memphis town or Baton Rouge When it's cold in Cape Girardeau There's nothing much to do CHORUS 2 (same as before) SOLO: Am G F/C Am Am G F/C Am Am G F/C Am VERSE 3: Am Em And if his suitcase wasn't standing in the hall F/C C He might not be coming home at all Am Em All the sides of him you never knew before F/C Would be drifting down the river Am To another back door CHORUS 3: (chords as before) Still your Mama called him Daddy She couldn't tell him no Said she couldn't help but love a man like that You wondered how it could be so OUTRO: Am C/B C CHORUS RIFF: G , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , . , .
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CHORDS: (bracketed notes indicate alternating bass notes) C (3)32010 Dm x(0)0231 Fmaj7 x(3)3210 C/B x22010 Am (0)02210 Em 0(2)2000 F/C x3(3)21x G 320003
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