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Guitar Man Upstairs ukulele

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GUITAR MAN UPSTAIRS
(Cooley / DBT)

(Scene: a small apartment on the south side of Birmingham
as a pissed off old man rants:)
           
                            C      F                    C
I think I'm gonna call the Police, I hear something upstairs
                                           D               G
I know good and well there ain't nothing good going on up there
F                                                C        F
There's probably ten or more of them sittin' all around
C                       G                        C
Smokin' that stuff and drinkin' that hard liquor down


                         C      F                      C
I've been living in this city     since the day I was born
                                           D                 G        
I've seen good times come and go and I've seen bad times drag on
F                                          C               F
I've seen white and black folks alike get treated just like sin
C                            G                 F                  C
And every year or so I see a new truck load of white trash movin' in



F                                 C
When I was sixteen I had a little trouble with the law

He said "Boy come here" I said "Boy yourself
   D                     G
I ain't done nothing wrong"
F                                C             F
He grabbed me by the arm and He went upside my head
   C
Nobody saw nothing
       G                         F                     C
But I got a little spot where my hair ain't grown back yet



I used to have me a woman and a pretty fine home
But it took so much to keep them both going I was always out and gone
I came home one afternoon to get me change of clothes
Caught a quick walkin' slick talkin' guitar picker
Headin' out my back door

Now I'm proud to say I ain't never been no violent man
But I'd sure be rotting in jail today if I'd had me a gun in my hand
I went inside threw her clothes on the floor and laid a suitcase across the bed
Not a word got spoke not a lick got throwed
And my woman ain't come back yet

Now I live in this building with the punks and the freaks
And I don't do much of nothing except go to work, come home, and drink
So guitar man you done picked the wrong damn place to stay
I'm a feeble old man
You're a young smart-ass
And there's a law-man on his way
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