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Bessie Smith Chords

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The Band
[intro] 

C F F#dim C Am D7 F C F

[verse 1]
C          C/G    Am     D7             F  G    
Bessie was more than just a friend of mine 
C              E                   Am   D7   F
We shared the  good times with the bad 
C   C/G    Am         D7             F  G    
Now many a   year has passed me by 
C          E            Am               F  
I still recall the best thing I ever had 


[chorus]

C                                   F
I'm just goin' down the road t' see Bessie
C                G
Oh, See her soon 
C                           F     F#dim
Goin' down the road t' see Bessie Smith
       C    Am        D7        F              C   F
When I get  there I'm wondering what she'll do 

[verse 2]

C   C/G     Am     D7              F  G
Now all the crazy things I had to try
C              E                   Am   D7   F
Well I tried them all and then some
C   C/G       Am        D7             F  G
But if you're lucky one day you find out
C          E            Am               F  
Where it is you're really comin' from

[chorus]

C                                   F
I'm just goin' down the road t' see Bessie
C                G
Oh, See her soon 
C                           F     F#dim
Goin' down the road t' see Bessie Smith
       C    Am        D7        F              C   F
When I get  there I'm wondering what she'll do 

[verse 3]

C          C/G    Am     D7             F  G
Now in my day I've made some foolish moves
C              E                   Am   D7   F
But back then, I didn't worry 'bout a thing
C   C/G    Am      D7             F  G
And now again I still wonder to myself
C                 E          Am                       F  
Was it her sweet love or the way that she could sing

[chorus]

C                                   F
I'm just goin' down the road t' see Bessie
C                G
Oh, See her soon 
C                           F     F#dim
Goin' down the road t' see Bessie Smith
       C    Am        D7        F              C   F
When I get  there I'm wondering what she'll do 

[verse 4]

C          C/G    Am     D7             F  G
There's so much time has gone right on by
C        E               Am          D7   F
I didn't think one could be so wrong
C   C/G       Am          D7                     F  G
And then one night I was drinkin' and a-thinkin'
C                      E               Am                    F  
In the bottom of the glass I could see Bessie's face so strong

[chorus]

C                                   F
I'm just goin' down the road t' see Bessie
C                G
Oh, See her soon 
C                           F     F#dim
Goin' down the road t' see Bessie Smith
       C    Am        D7        F              C   F
When I get  there I'm wondering what she'll do 

[verse 5]

C             C/G         Am            D7             F  G
When she sees me will she know what I've been through?
C              E         Am           D7   F
Will old times start to feelin' like new?
C    C/G    Am            D7                   F  G
When I get there will our love still feel so true?
C         E               Am              F  G
Yet all I have, I'll be a-bringin' it to you
C          E         Am        F 
Oh Bessie, sing them old-time blues

[chorus]

C                                   F
I'm just goin' down the road t' see Bessie
C                G
Oh, See her soon 
C                           F     F#dim
Goin' down the road t' see Bessie Smith
       C    Am        D7        F              C   F
When I get  there I'm wondering what she'll do 

            
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