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Rambling Boy

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Rambling Boy

Intro: Carter pick verse

Verse 1:
(D)I was raised but a rambling boy
Too many a city I did enjoy
And there I married me a pretty little wife
And I loved her(A7) dearer than I love my (D)life

verse 2:
(D)She was pretty both neat and gay
She caused me rob the road highway
I robbed it yes I do declare
I made myself(A7) ten thousand (D)there

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verse 3:
(D)Plenty dry goods for to carry me through
My pistol swore like money too
My forty four she never failed
My true love(A7 come for to go my(D) bale

verse 4:
(D) My mother said she has no home
My sister said she's all alone
My wife she's left with sad despair
With a broken(A7) heart and a baby(D) there

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verse 5:
(D)Now when I die dont bury me at all
Just place me away in alcohol
My forty four lay by my feet
Please tell them(A7) I am just(D) asleep.....


Thanks to Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.

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