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Townes Van Zandt - Waiting Around To Die Tabs

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Waiting Around To Die Tabs

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Townes Van Zandt
Capo 4th fret (tabs related)
Tuning: Standard (needs to be adjusted a bit)
Version: Album version

     >                >                >
E |--3-------3--------1-------1--------------------|
B |------0-----0----------0-----0------------------|
G |----2---------2------2---------2-------3-----0--|
D |--0-----0----------0-----0----------0h2---------|
A |------------------------------------------------|
E |-------------------------------------------0h3--|

     >           >              >          >
E |---------------------------------------------------|
B |--------1-------------1----------------------------|
G |----2-----2---------2------2---2------2---2------2-|
D |------------2----2-------2----------2----------2---|
A |--0-----------0--------------0----------0----------|
E |------0----------------0----------0----------0-----|


Sometimes....                      road...
     >            >                >           >
E |--------------------------------------1-----------1-----|
B |-------------1-------1-------1----------3-----------3---|
G |----2------2-------2-------2------2-------2---2-------2-|
D |---------2-------2-------2------0---0-------0---0-------|
A |--0------------0----------------------------------------|
E |-------0---------------0--------------------------------|


               Sometimes...             why....
     >           >           >           >           >
E |---1-----1---------------------------------------------------|
B |----3-----3------1-----1-----1-----------0-----0-----0-----0-|
G |-----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
D |--0-----0------2-----2-----2-----------2-----2-----2-----2---|
A |--------------0-----0-----0-----0----------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0----|


  I guess....                      booze...
>            >                >           >
E |--------------------------------------1-----------1-----|
B |-------------1-------1-------1----------3-----------3---|
G |----2------2-------2-------2------2-------2---2-------2-|
D |---------2-------2-------2------0---0-------0---0-------|
A |--0------------0----------------------------------------|
E |-------0---------------0--------------------------------|


                           easier.....
     >           >           >       >           >       >
E |---1-----1-----------1--------------------------0---------------|
B |----3-----3-----------3------------------0------1--1------1-----|
G |-----2-----2----2------2----2---2---------0---------2----2----0-|
D |--0-----0-----0----0----------2-----2------2----------0h2-------|
A |--------------------------0-------------------0---0-------------|
E |----------------------------------0----0-------------------0h3--|


     >           >            
E |---------------------------|
B |---------------------------|
G |----2-----2-----2------2---|
D |--------2------------2-----|
A |--0-----------0------------|
E |------0------------0-------|


One-time friends....               even had a pa....       
     >            >                >           >
E |--------------------------------------1-----------1-----|
B |-------------1-------1-------1----------3-----------3---|
G |----2------2-------2-------2------2-------2---2-------2-|
D |---------2-------2-------2------0---0-------0---0-------|
A |--0------------0----------------------------------------|
E |-------0---------------0--------------------------------|



                beat her with a belt...  cried....
     >           >           >           >           >
E |---1-----1---------------------------------------------------|
B |----3-----3------1-----------1-----------0-----0-----0-----0-|
G |-----2-----2----2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
D |--0-----0------2-----------2-----------2-----2-----2-----2---|
A |--------------0-----0-----0-----0----------------------------|
E |--------------------------------------0-----0-----0-----0----|


 ...him to take care         headed down...
>            >                >           >
E |--------------------------------------1-----------1-----|
B |-------------1-------1-------1----------3-----------3---|
G |----2------2-------2-------2------2-------2---2-------2-|
D |---------2-------2-------2------0---0-------0---0-------|
A |--0------------0----------------------------------------|
E |-------0---------------0--------------------------------|


                    easier.....
     >        >       >       >           >        >       >       >
E |------1--------1------------------------0----------0--------0------------|
B |-1h3-3-3--1h3-3-3----------------0------1--1---0h1--1---0h1--1---0h1-----|
G |----2--------2------2---2---------0---------2-----2--2-----2--2-----2--0-|
D |-0--------0-----------2-----2------2-------------------------------------|
A |------------------0-------------------0---0----0--------0-------0--------|
E |--------------------------0----0-------------------------------------0h3-|


Sometimes I don't know where this dirty road is taking me 
Sometimes I can't even see the reason why 
I guess I keep on gamblin', lots of booze and lots of ramblin' 
It's easier than just a-waitin' 'round to die 


One-time friends I had a ma, I even had a pa 
He beat her with a belt once cause she cried 
She told him to take care of me, she headed down to Tennessee 
It's easier than just a-waitin' 'round to die 


I came of age and found a girl in a Tuscaloosa bar 
She cleaned me out and hit it on the sly 
I tried to kill the pain, I bought some wine and hopped a train 
Seemed easier than just a-waitin' 'round to die 


A friend said he knew where some easy money was 
We robbed a man and brother did we fly 
The posse caught up with me, drug me back to Muskogee 
It's two long years, just a-waitin' 'round to die 


Now I'm out of prison, I got me a friend at last 
He don't steal or cheat or drink or lie 
His name's codeine, he's the nicest thing I've seen 
Together we're gonna wait around and die
            
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