Wrote This Song Instead

I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison 

I got to learn to write a proper line

Locomotives are always good

And a harmonica can set the mood

But ain’t nobody going to listen If you’re complaining all the time!

Another original (well, mostly!) I hope you enjoy!

Wrote This Song Instead

I got tabouli on my toes                                  E – A – D
And a little on my nose                                    D – A – B – E
I got in a fight with my woman                    E – A – D
About some things in the kitchen             D – A – B7 – E

I wrote a song, it was too sad
About some experiences I had
And when I put it to the music
I just couldn’t make it stick

Nothing like the Dead
Rest my aching head
I got ready to go to bed
But then I wrote this song instead

I was drunk the day my mom got out of prison
I got to learn to write a proper line
Locomotives are always good
And a harmonica can set the mood
But ain’t nobody going to listen
If you’re complaining all the time!

I wrote a song, it wasn’t too bad                    E – A – D
But it didn’t sound like Johnny Cash           D – A – B – E
… I gots to rest my weary head                      E – A – D
So I just wrote this song instead                   D – A – B7 – E

(Bridge) E – A – D D – A – B7 – E
E – A – D C – F – G – Am
Am – Dm – Gm
Neverland, Peter Pan! (Remember Rip Van Winkle!)
And Dorothy fr The Wizard of Oz!              Gm – Dm – E – A
(Hey this is pretty simple!)
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Snap your fingers! Clap your hands! <- (below)
Put your grouch in the garbage can!
I ain’t saying the blues is dead
But I done wrote this song instead!           G – D – E – A
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A – D – G G – D – E7 – A –>
A – D – G D – A – B7 – E –>
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Rat in a drain ditch (…Don’t tell my cat!)         E – A – D
Now he’s coming up for air (thinkin’ he’s all that)
Derek and the Dominos (line them all up in a row!)
Put them on the kitchen floor (then go “a-choo!”)

Snap your fingers! Clap your hands!
It’s simple I tell ya! (… you just got to understand!)
… Water blue … expanding sand …
… And now, I’m off to La La Land!

Snap your fingers! Clap your hands!        E – A – D
Put your grouch in the garbage can!       D – A – B – E
I can’t say the blues is dead                         E – A – D
But I done wrote this song instead!          D – A – B7 – E

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