Aunt Jessie's Chicken Farm

Billy Joe Shaver

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INTRO: Em A D G D D On the old Rio Grande around Em A midnight, the young boy had fallen D asleep G D The old yeller dog he found on the trail lay curled in a ball at his A feet The cowpokes was all drunk and D G wasted in a town right close to D the herd G D When a hurricane wind come blowin' in, there weren't time to give 'em A no word D St. Elmo's fire lit up the herd, G D turned 'em and turned 'em to one G When they plowed thru the town with D the eeriest sound, not a single A soul there was spared Em A D G Not a soul there was spared D The young boy went whippin' and Em A D ridin' into the darkness of night G D The cookie's young steed was a hell of a ride and the saddle bags A bulged on each side D He rode northeast toward the G D sunrise that came when the wind died away G D The saddle bags held all the cookie had come by, beef jerky, a A gun, and his pay Em A D G It was the kid's lucky day D Em A Evan McGuire was a gambler, D cheater of cards was his trade G D A horseless carriage that ran out of gas last night was a part of his A wage
The trail was right lonesome that D G D mornin, nary a soul was in sight G When the young boy rode up the D gambler took aim, figurin' to take A the kid's ride His bullet went strange like the D G life he had led, it just wasn't D his lucky day Em A D G With his life he did pay D Em The kid rifled thru his A D belongin's, never had killed him no man G D The cookie's pistol was weathered and worn but it brought down a hard A one that day Em A D G The kid rode away D Em Aunt Jessie's Chicken Farm A D waited, on those seekin' comfort and play G D The young boy was older and wiser by then, but somethin' just pulled A him that way D He'd taken the money, the gun, and G the watch, the gambler had need for D no more G Then he tipped back his hat and he D crawled off his horse and headed A for Aunt Jessie's door Em A This would be his first whore D G D Em Women all gathered around him, A D marveled how young he must be G D The kid picked him one, went for her room, when she gracefully led A him away Em A D G It was his turn to play D Em A month's worth of wages he spent A there, that's where he figured he'd D stay G D The woman he'd picked was the best A of the lot, older and wiser than he D Try as she may she still fell in G D love, started to lay back her pay Em A D G They would marry some day D Em One night while dustin' his A clothes off, she noticed the watch D by her bed G D She knew the man who belonged to that watch, somehow she knew he was A dead D She was barely fifteen when she met G him, and bore him a son on the D trail G D The baby got left in the fork of a tree and he dragged her off sicker A than hell Em A D G D She escaped him somehow D When she asked the kid 'bout his Em A birthplace, she teared up and D started to cry G She held him and hugged him and D kissed him, and told him to leave A her that night D The kid pulled himself into G D manhood, saved him a measure of pride G D Mother and son bid each other goodbye, she waved as he rode out of A sight Em A D G D She raised the kid
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