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   Dm7      C7              Dm7           C7
Licorice tattoo, turned a gun metal blue
Dm7           C7        Fm7         Eb  G#    C7
Scrawled across the shoulders of a dying town
Dm7            C7                  Dm7     C7
The one eyed jacks, across the railroad tracks
        Dm7  C7     Fm7    Eb       G#                   C7
And the scar on its belly pulled a stranger passing through
             Dm7         C7           Dm7            C7
He was a juvenile delinquent, never learned how to behave
But the cops would never think to look 
    C7      Dm7
In Burma Shave 

           Bbm7               C7         Dm7             C7
And the road was like a ribbon, and the moon was like a bone 
    Dm7    C7     Fm7     Eb   G#                C7
He didn't seem to be like any guy she'd ever known
           Dm7                C7               Dm7          C7
He kinda looked like Farley Grainger, with his hair slicked back
                 Dm7   C7   Fm7   Eb    G#     C7
She says i'm a sucker for a fella in a cowboy hat
Dm7                C7
How far are you going 
            Dm7     Bbm7      C7
He said depends on what you mean
             Bbm7                                  C7
He says i'm only stop in ' here to get some gasoline
   Dm7               C7               Dm7            C7
I guess  i'm going thataway just as long as it's paved
And I guess you'd say i'm on my way
    C7      Dm7
To burma shave  

                Bbm7                  C7         Dm7             C7
And  with her knees up on the glove compartment, took out her barrettes 
         Dm7         C          Fm7
And her hair spilled out like root beer
          G#               C7
And she popped her gum and arched her back
       Dm7               C7            Dm7             C7
Hell Marysville ain't nothing , but a wide spot in the road
               Bbm7                                        C7
Some night my heart pounds just like thunder i don't know why it don't explode
Dm7                      C7                    Dm7              C7
Cause everyone in this stinking town, has got one foot in the grave
And i'd rather take my chances
         C7       Dm7
Out in burma shave

Dm7                C7        Dm7                   C7
Presley's what i go by, why don't you change the station
           Dm7  C   Fm7           G#       C7
Count the grain elevators in the rearview mirror
           Dm7        C7                          Dm7                      C7
Mister anywhere you point this thing, has got to beat the hell out of the sting
Dm7         C#         C7             Dm7                C7
Of going to bed with every dream that dies here every mornin, 
      Bbm7        C7
And so drill me a hole 
With a barber pole
     Bbm7         C7              Dm7         C7
I'm jumping my parole just like a fugitive tonight
              Bbm7           C7                Dm7               C7
Why don't you have another swig, and pass that car if you're so brave
I wanna get there before the sun comes up in
C7       Dm7
Burma Shave

         Dm7    C   Fm7   Eb     G#        C7
And the spider web crack and the mustang screamed
Dm7    C        Fm7   Eb      G#        C7
Smoke from the tires and the twisted machine
         Dm7               C7              Dm7                C7
Just a nickel's worth of dreams and every wishbone that they saved
Lie swindled from them on the way to
C7        Dm7
Burma Shave  

        Bbm7         C7          Dm7             C7
And the sun hit the derrick and cast a bat wing shadow
Bbm7           C7               Dm7         C7
Up against the car door on the shotgun side
               Bbm7                  C7
And when they pulled her from the wreck you know she 
Dm7               C7
Still had on her shades
They say that dreams are growing wild just this side of
C7        Dm7
Burma Shave  


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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