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Lone Star Blues Chords

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Delbert Mcclinton
Lone Star Blues
By Delbert McClinton

At a truck stop in San Angelo
I saw a billboard 'bout this rodeo
Last weekend out in El Paso
So I signed up to ride

I drew a bull called Original Sin
Heard he'd killed a couple of men
Figured this was somethin' I could win
'Cause the devil's on my side
I was havin' myself one hell of a ride
When I ended up disqualified
'Cause that danged old bull just up an' died
Before they blew the whistle

And I got them North Texas blues
Thought I'd paid all my dues
Then them South Texas blues
Told me son you ain't through
Had them East Texas blues
An' then West Texas too
I've done all I know to do
To try to lose, to try to lose these Lone Star Blues

I got laid off at Brown and Root
On my way back to Cut 'N Shoot
I lost my wristwatch an' my boots
Shootin' dice with a dude from Houston
There ain't no jobs here workin' cattle
So I got on part-time hauling gravel
With some outfit from Seattle
Down here building custom homes


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I gassed up my truck an' I packed my clothes
Turned in my key and I hit the road
I said Cow Town's where I'll go
You never know, I might get lucky
I got a friend there turnin' knobs
At this place called Billy Bob's
Said he could get me a job there
Working as a bouncer
First night on the job was just insane
Some old boy got all deranged
Hit me in the head with a Harley chain
To this day, my ears still ring


I've done all I know to do,
Tryin' to lose,
Tryin' to lose these lone star blues
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