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Waylon Jennings - Carnival Song


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


************************ CARNIVAL SONG **************************
written by Jeffrey Allen Black
performed by Waylon Jennings.


Verse 1:
         A                        E 
	Now i've been quite the traveler
              F#m             C#m
	Ever since i hit the road
                 D              A
	And the sullen county carnival
             D               E 
	Has been my earn in gold


Verse 2:
         A                E  
	I've been quite alone
	 F#m              C#m
	Since i remember when
           D             A
	I turned my ultimatums
               D        E          A 
	Into chips and cashed them in


Verse 3:
         A                   E
	I used to run the Ferris wheel
             F#m               C#m 
	But that'd be hard to prove
                  D              A      
	I can't stand to see a rolling wheel
           D                    E
	Propped up so it can't move


Verse 4:
         A                   E  
	I used to run the carousel
             F#m                    C#m  
	Hell,that's just round and round
           D                       A
	I never liked to see them ponies
                D       E      A 
	Painted up and bolted down


Chorus:
          A                  E              F#m             D  
	The only thing that keeps me from stayin' here is leavin'
          A                  E               F#m             D  
	The only thing that saves me from it all is i'll be gone
         A                  E               F#m               D 
	Just when i could trust in all the things that i believe in
         A               E          F#m  
	I had to pack it up and move along
            D                           E           A  
	And i'll tell you the boys i'm not the only one


Verse 5:
         A                           E
	I was a straight man at the ring toss
             F#m             C#m
	But that was just a jaunt
             D                A            
	I can't see throwin' rings around 
            D                    E 
	Things you don't really want


Verse 6:
         A                          E 
	I could run the roller coaster
             F#m                 C#m
	But that might break my heart
            D          A
	So much hard travelin'
                 D        E         A  
	Just to wind up where you start

	
Verse 7:
         A                   E 
	Now i just work the gateway
            F#m            C#m
	And i'm pretty satisfied
            D               A 
	My little booth is red and blue
            D             E
	And i just sit inside


Verse 8:
         A                E
	I just take your money
                 F#m             C#m 
	And give tickets out in trade
          D          A     
	Think about my life
                      D   E     A
	And all the promises i made


Chorus bis:

	  A                  E              F#m             D  
	The only thing that keeps me from stayin' here is leavin'
          A                  E               F#m             D  
	The only thing that saves me from it all is i'll be gone
         A                  E               F#m               D 
	Just when i could trust in all the things that i believe in
         A               E          F#m  
	I had to pack it up and move along
            D                           E           F#m  
	And i'll tell you the boys i'm not the only one
               D                 E                 A
  	Who's runnin' from the things he's left undone



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