song: Odessa Artist: Sam Baker tabbed by: CYGUITARS
capo on 2nd fret, standard tuning.
C F C While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay, G C There are frail forms fainting at the door. C F C Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say, G C Oh, hard times, come again no more.
C F C There’s the song, the sigh of the weary. G C Hard times, hard times, come again no more. C F C Many days you have lingered on around my cabin door. G C Oh, hard times, come again no more.
C He was an Odessa boy with a daddy in the money F he played for Mojo back in the boom G F drove a Corvette took what he wanted from people Am they learned to give him lots of room
[Chorus] C Well he never learned to work F but that never really mattered G because the dark crude flowed Am the wild oats scattered C the dark, crude, it flowed G He fought, he flattered F and he got what he wanted Am it was the only thing that mattered
[Verse 2] Well life was easy and the big jacks pumped pooring cash from the permian field There were cabinets full of high grade scotch garage, full of high speed steel
[Verse 3] Then he killed a girl when he rolled the Corvette Daddy’s money made the lawyers go away his mother bought vodka with all that cash she kind of knew, yeah she kind of knew
Well he’s an old man now lives on his dead Daddy’s place never took a wife, gunna die without a trace you see he loved the girl who was pinned in the ‘vette he talkes to her everyday her face face was blood and diamonds he remembers her, that way.
[Outro](same chords as Intro) There’s a pale droopy maiden who toiled her life away With a worn heart, whose better days are o’er. Though her voice it would be merry, ’tis sighin’ all the day, Oh, hard times, come again no more.