F / Am / | Bb / Dm / |
F / Dm / | Gm C7 F / |
1. I left home with a bluegrass band
playing country fairs and one night stands.
It didn't turn out the way we planned
so we went our separate ways.
I was going home when I got the money
was gonna get married to my high school honey.
I still want to do it but now I'm twenty
or thirty years too late.
F / / / | Dm / Bb F |
F / / / | Gm / C7 / |
F / Am F7 | Bb / B- B-7 |
C / C7 / | F / / / |
Now I'm waiting for a bus in a town out west
in a barroom combination Greyhound station.
A couple more hours, a couple more bottles of beer.
I don't know where the cold winds blow
and I don't know where the tumbleweeds go
I just see them roll away from here.
2. I started playing country just to pay the rent.
I couldn't save my money 'cause it all got spent.
I don't even know where the good times went
but they ain't here today.
I couldn't go home broke, I had too much pride.
I couldn't get rich no matter how I tried,
but I just heard that my daddy died
now I'm going home today.