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Clint Black - Happiness Alone


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               HAPPINESS ALONE  -  by Clint Black

INTRO:  E  B7  E  B7

  E                          A                   E   -   B          A
I think I'll go back down to New Orleans, try to bury my travellin' bone
     E                  A                 B7                        B7
Unpredictable me like I swore I would be, nothing's ever written in stone.
          E                         A
There's a knock on her door, is she here anymore?
        E    -     B              A 
I guess me and the neighbors will see.
       E                         A
If the one thing that I couldn't do without her
A     -      B7         E
She couldn't do without me.

CHORUS:         A                       A
        Could I leave her behind, go on losin' my mind, 
                  E                      E
        While the good times continue to roll.
                  A                         D
        With this time on my hands, I could change all my plans
               B7                       B7
        And it really wouldn't bother a soul
                E                    E
        I could make all the rounds, paint all the towns
           A                       A
        Do all that and more on my own,
              E                    B7         E
        But a man can't survive on Happiness Alone.

Take a good look around, this is New Orleans
A free wheeler's got to feel right at home
But it's a hell of a leap, whether shallow or deep
That old river's gonna keep moving on
Like that muddy Mississippi, she keeps pulling me under
When you're in it nothing ever seems clear
I could stand on the bank, just toss in my line
But there's way too many fish around here

        Could I leave 'em behind for the one the line
        Are the good times still gonna roll?
        With this time on my hands, I could change all my plans
        And it really wouldn't bother a soul
        I could make all the rounds, paint all the towns
        Do all that and more on my own,
        But a man can't survive on Happiness Alone.

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Written by Clint Black and Jimmy Buffet
Copyright 1993, Wordy Music Publishing (ASCAP)
and Coral Reefer Music, Inc. (BMI)
From the album, "No Time To Kill" - 1993, BMG Music / RCA
Lyrics transcribed by ruggs  and Darragh Egan.
Music transcribed by Darragh Egan 
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I've tried playing it in the key of D with a capo on the 2nd fret, but the
voicing of the arpeggios sounds more like the original if it's just played
in the key of E without the capo.  By the way, I play the B7 as x21202 and
the B as x24442 for this song.  The voicing of the notes sounds too high if
you play them as bar chords up at the 7th fret.



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