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Dave Alvin - Abilene Chords

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Abilene Chords

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Dave Alvin
Capo 2nd fret

Intro: C Am F Dm (4x)
 	   C 	 
There's a greyhound bus 
    	     G
Leavin' the great Northwest
C
Takin' her tonight 
  	   G
Back down south to Texas
  	    F
She's been dancin' on tables

To pay rent and be able 
  	  	  	       Dm
To just get by and maybe stay clean.


C 	     Am   	 F   	 Dm
Abilene, Abilene
C 	     Am  	 F 	 Dm
Abilene, Abilene.


  	  C
Well her daddy'd get drunk
  	   G
Then he'd hit her hard
  	 C
And her mama'd lie in bed
  	  	   G
High on pills and talkin' to God
  F
But like her beautiful tattoos

These old memories she can't lose
  	  	       Dm
Since she ran away at fifteen.


C 	     Am
Abilene, Abilene
F 	  Dm 	  	 C 	       Am 	 
There's a town ahead that you've never seen
F 	  Dm 	     F 	 Dm]
Maybe it's better if you get off there and try to
F 	   F
Forget everything
C 	  	 Am 	 F 	 Dm
Abilene.


C
Starin' out the window
       Am
At the long cold night
C
Ahead on the horizon
  	   Am
Is another string of bright lights
      F
She's dreamin' of a man she's goin' to meet

In a bar on an Austin street
  	  	  	   Dm
Maybe this one won't be so mean.


C 	     Am
Abilene, Abilene
F 	  Dm 	  	 C 	       Am 	 
There's a town ahead that you've never seen
F 	  Dm 	     F 	 Dm]
Maybe it's better if you get off there and try to
F 	   F
Forget everything
C 	  	 Am 	 F 	 Dm
Abilene.


Bridge:
Am 	 C 	 F 	 Dm (3x) 
(Slowing) Dm 	 F 	 Am 	 C

     C 	  	     Am
In a Texas bar there's a man sittin' alone
 C 	  	  	  	 Am
Thinkin' of a girl he swore he'd wait there for
  	 F
But he's drinkin' beers and he's feelin' old

Rememberin' every lie he's told
  	  	  	  	Am
'Til he changes his mind and he leaves.



C 	    Am
Abilene, Abilene
F 	  Dm 	  	 C 	       Am 	 
There's a town ahead that you've never seen
F 	  Dm 	     F 	 Dm]
Maybe it's better if you get off there and try to
F 	   F
Forget everything
C 	  	 Am 	 F 	 Dm
Abilene.


C 	   	 Am   	 F   	 Dm
Oh, Abilene, Abilene
C 	  	 Am  	 F 	 Dm (Repeat and fade)


 
            
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