Ricky Skaggs - The Drunken Driver
Capo 1 Intro: Em (x8) Verse Em Am Em Now listen, you, drunken driver while here on earth you dwell Am Em B7 Em You never know when the time to come when you'll have to say fare- well Em Am Em Am Em I saw an accident one day, would charm the hearts of man Am Em B7 Em And teach him never to drink and drive with a steerin' wheel in his hand Em Am Em This awful accident occurred on the twentieth day of May Am Em B7 Em And caused to lovin' children to sleep beneath the clay Em Am Em These two dear kids walked side by side out on a state high- way Am Em B7 Em Their lovin' mother, she had died and their father had run a- way Em Am Em They were talking of their loving parents, how sad their hearts did feel Am Em B7 Em When a- round the curve came a speedin' car with a drunk man at the wheel Em Am Em The driver saw these two dear kids and hooted a drunkard sound Am Em B7 Em ?Get out of the road, you, little fools? and the car had brought them down Instrumental Am Em B7 Em Verse Em Am Em The driver staggered from his car to see what he had done Am Em B7 Em His heart sank with- in him when he saw his dyin' son Em Am Em He then picked up his little one and carried him to his car Am Em B7 Em Then leanin' on the runnin' board, he prayed a drunkard's prayer Em Am Em Sayin', ?Please, oh Lord, forgive me for this awful crime I've done? Am Em B7 Em His at- tention then was called away to the words of his dyin' son Em Am Em Sayin' ?Take us to our mother, Dad. She sleeps be- neath the ground Am Em B7 Em It was you and her we was talkin' about when the car had knocked us down? Em Am Em ?And please, dear Dad, don't drink no more while drivin' on your way Am Em B7 Em But meet us with our mother, Dad, in heaven some sweet day?
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