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Wendell Walker
Andy Shauf
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G  = 320000
C  = 332000 
Em = 022000
D  = 554000
Bm = 075000

[Intro]
Am G C

[Verse]
Am                   G              C
Wendell Walker was a friend of mine.
     Am                     G          C
we’d stain our teeth in the summertime,
          Am                 G               
and with lips of purple, the winter would roll
C                         Em
past the boarded windows into our souls
    A               D
and shake our weary bones.

[Verse]
    Am                       G                C
now this past winter was the coldest in years.
     Am                        G                 C
it’s hard to explain if you've never lived here,
        Am                  G           
but it locks your doors and starts your mind
C                           Em 
thinking in circles just to pass the time,
    A                   D
and breaks your weary heart.

[Verse]
     Am                  G           C
now Wendell Walker was a man of God,
       Am                       G           C
but he didn’t care much for his sober mind,
             Am                   G        
and when the cold mixed in he was turned around
C                              Em 
heard the voice of God and the angels sound
   A                D 
a message just for him:

[Chorus]
Bm         C   Em  A     D      Bm      C    
my son, my son,      she is the devil’s child
           Bm                 C   
won’t you save her while you can
    Bm             C    D
cut down the other man.

[Verse]
     Am                  G               C
now Wendell Walker was a friend of mine,
        Am                      G           C
but he married too young in the summertime.
       Am                          G     
 their hearts weren’t ripe so they fell apart
      C                    Em 
and I found myself with a joyful heart
       A             D 
as our secret lives began.

[Verse]
   Am                     G               C
we found our moments in between the hours,
     Am                       G           C
when Wendell Walker drove his car to town.
        Am                           G          
but one day he found a letter that I wrote for her
        C                            Em 
on the top of her dresser and in his winter mind
    A                 D
he heard the voice of God say:

[Chorus]
Bm         C  Em  A    D      Bm      C     
my son, my son,    she is the devil’s child
          Bm                 C    
won’t you save her while you can
    Bm             C     D
cut down the other man.

[Verse]
         Am                        G           C
with the voice of the lord ringing in his ears
         Am                   G                   C
and the note to his wife that confirmed his fears,
   Am              G             
he sat down on the edge of the bed
C                        Em 
read the letter again to see who’d sent it
           A                D
but it was signed ‘forever yours’.

[Verse]
   Am                      G              C
he stood up slow like he’d just been hit.
       Am                          G                C
walked into the kitchen where his wife was sitting
             Am                    G              
he said, “my mother called on the telephone
     C                                  Em 
she says she needs some help so I’ll be back in the morning"
        A                D
and he grabbed his heavy coat.

[Verse]
   Am                      G                C
my phone rang while I was watching the news.
     Am                        G                  C
she said the house was ours to cure these winter blues.
     Am                   G                
so I made my way, and we turned the blinds
    C                 Em 
and Wendell walked in just in time
    A             D
to see our secret die and say:

[Pre-Chorus]
Bm          C  Em  A    D             Bm      C     
my son, my son      I’m gonna have to cut you down.
           Bm              C    
he pointed his rifle to my eyes
        Bm          C    
but his hesitating hands
      Bm                C    
 were shaking from the cold.
     Bm              C    
so I pushed his gun away,
             Bm          C    
 just as he found his strength.
        Bm                C    
and the bullet kissed her lips
       D
and I cried:

[Chorus]
Bm         C  Em  A  D    Bm      C   
my god, my god       what have I done?
       Bm           C    
and he reloaded his gun,
       Bm             C    
and he put it in his mouth.
      Bm           C              D
and I stood in the room that I’d created.

[Outro]
D C  x4

            
            
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