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If I Was The Priest ukulele

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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. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: BoogieBoy@aol.com

Heres my own arrangement to the unreleased Springsteen classic. I arranged
it for guitar and changed the timing a little (of course its impossible to
transcribe Bruces timing on this number). Excuse me if the chords are a
little off from the original version, but it stands alone just fine with the
guitar.

If I Was The Priest
Bruce Springsteen

INTRO (dont play the bottom E string on Intro)

C/E  F/C  F  F/C
C/E  F/C  F  F/C

VERSE

               F      F          G     G            Dm      G       F    C/F
Well there's a light -on yonder -mountain  and it's callin' me to shine
           F        F            G      G           Dm     G      F    C/F
There's a girl over by the water fountain and she's asking to be mine
               F            F               G     G
And aint that Jesus's hes standing in the doorway
                     Dm                G                F      F/C
     with a buckskin jacket, boots and spurs so really fine
            F        F           G       G
He says we need you up in Dodge City son because there's
     Dm            G               F (hold)
     oh so many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

C/E  F/C  F  F/C
C/E  F/C  F  F/C

CHORUS
            F              G           Dm      G
Well now if Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest if my
Dm          G                F          F/C
lady was an heiress and my mama was a thief   oh and
F                 G             F       Dm
papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
Dm             G                  F (hold)
still too many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

C/E  F/C  F  F/C
C/E  F/C  F  F/C

VERSE

     F               F                 G             G
Now old sweet Virgin Mary she runs the Holy Grail Saloon
                 Dm                      G             F
                  F/C
     Where for a nickel theyll give you whiskey and a personally blessed
balloon
        F                   F                     G                      G
And the holy ghost hes the host with the most he runs the berlesque show
                    Dm                  G                F              F/C
     Where they let in for free but ooh hit you for your soul when you go
    F                   F                   G                 G
And Mary serves mass on Sunday and then she sells her body on Monday
            Dm                  G               F     F/C
     To the bootlegger who will pay the highest price
     F                    F              G            G
Well he dont know he got stuck with the losin Mary stone
     Dm                         G              F (hold)
     Junkie whats more shes a boozer   Shes only been made once or twice
     by some kind of magic

C/E  F/C  F  F/C
C/E  F/C  F  F/C

            F                  F                         G              G
Well things aint been sane in heaven ever since big bad Bobby came to town
               Dm             G              F                 F/C
     Hes been known to down eleven and then ask for another round
    F        F                      G                G
And me I got scabs on my knees from kneelin way to long
         Dm                        G   F             F/C
     You got to take a stand, be a man up where you belong
       F             F           G           G
And forget about the old friends in the old times
                 Dm            G                  F (hold)
     But theres just too many new boys trying to work the same line.

C/E  F/C  F  F/C

CHORUS
            F              G           Dm      G
Well now if Jesus was the sheriff and I was the priest if my
Dm          G                F          F/C
lady was an heiress and my mama was a thief   oh and
F                 G             F       Dm
papa rode shotgun for the Fargo line
Dm             G                  F (hold)
still too many bad boys tryin' to work the same line

C/E  F/C  F  F/C
C/E  F/C  F  F/C

VERSE

               F      F          G     G            Dm      G       F    C/F
Well there's a light -on yonder -mountain  and it's callin' me to shine
           F        F            G      G           Dm     G      F    C/F
There's a girl over by the water fountain and she's asking to be mine
    F            F               G     G
And Jesus's hes standing in the doorway
                  Dm   G         F      F/C
     with 6 guns drawn ready to fan
            F        F           G       G
He says we need you up in Dodge City son
          Dm         G         F (hold)
     Im already overdue in Cheyane

Boogieboy@aol.com

            
            
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