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The Skies Of Lincoln County ukulele

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The Skies of Lincoln County

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Dm                             C
My name is William Bonny and I have some things to tell
Dm                                 C
All about my life 'n death and the way things are in Hell
    Bb             Dm             Bb              F
And lies they told about me after Garrett shot me down
   C                           
In Mexico, in 1881

Dm                             C
Twenty one were the lives that Garrett said I took
Dm                           C
That was just another lie he wrote down in his book
       Bb             Dm               Bb              F
For he had to make it seem as though I were the Devils seed
        C
but the lives I took, they were three

Bb                                      F
And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be
Bb                                      F                C 
And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me
Bb                                      F 
And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer
         C
The only difference now, is I'm not here

           Bb                  Dm
I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

Dm                                     C
A man who'd lie to save his skin won't look you in the eye
Dm                                C
Garrett never saw my face when he let those bullets fly
           Bb            Dm                 Bb            F
And I died there in Pete Maxwell's room, no boots upon my feet
       C
In the dark, and all alone

Dm                                  C
They had themselves an inquest, and then they buried me
Dm                                 C
They made me into something that I never meant to be
        Bb                Dm               Bb              F
And the vultures came and chipped away the headstone on my grave
         C
And then took it home, for souvenirs

Bb                                      F
And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be
Bb                                      F                C 
And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me
Bb                                      F 
And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer
         C
The only difference now, is I'm not here

           Bb                  Dm
I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

Bb                                        F
History books are written by the ones who survive
Bb                                            F
Garrett was the one who came out of that room alive
       Bb                     Dm      Bb       F
And he harnessed up my ghost, made it sing and dance
         C
And I am dancing still, I'm dancing still

Dm                             C
The corridors of my Hell, they never ever change
Dm                          C
I am doomed forever to this little piece of range
Bb                Dm               Bb           F
Trapped here by a legend that's no making of my own
       C
I look around, and I see.

               Bb                  Dm
It's still New Mexico and it's 1881

Bb                                      F
And the skies of Lincoln County were as blue as blue could be
Bb                                      F                C 
And the sun that shines on you, well it used to shine on me
Bb                                      F 
And I knew the smell of woodsmoke and I liked the taste of beer
         C
The only difference now, is I'm not here

           Bb                  Dm
I'm in New Mexico and it's 1881

           Bb                      Dm
It's still New Mexico and it's 1881

            
            
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