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Red Ball Texas Flyer chords

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Jerry Riopelle

Red Ball Texas Flyer

As heard from the 2005 CD Anthology set The Works: 1970-2000
Lyrics are not completely accurate because of partial 
unintelligibility in the vocals. 
In those spots, approximations were put in their place.

Well I'm drivin' to New Orleans on a half a tank of gas
Got a Jesus on the dashboard got a third wife on my ass
          [E]                            [A]
They don't think I'm gonna make it, but I swear I think I can
       [E]                        [B]            [E]
In that Red Ball Texas Flyer I'm a Red Ball Texas Man

Well I left fifteen this mornin' just about the break of day
Sixteen minutes and a bowl of chili, I'm bound to find my way
    [E]                                 [A]
If I got to actin' gorgeous then they'll know just who I am
       [E]                        [B]            [E]
In that Red Ball Texas Flyer I'm a Red Ball Texas Man

Fiddle Solo:
[A] [E] [F#m] [B] (Repeat) [E]

Well in bunky Louisiana there's a redhead made the stand
With a pistol full of nickels and a razor in her hand
         [E]                        [A]
She said "I'm gonna cut you boy from appetite to thirst"
       [E]                   [B]                    [E]
I said "Hold on pretty pinto, better cut the mustard first"

Well I rode her in the parkin' lot I rode her in the green
I rode her till the sheriff came and then it got obscene
     [E]                                   [A]
Oh we jumped the bail to midnight she said "Honey you like a grand"
       [E]                        [B]            [E]
In that Red Ball Texas Flyer I'm a Red Ball Texas Man

Fiddle Solo:
[A] [E] [F#m] [B] (Repeat) [E]

Oh we got down to New Orleans down beside the Hotel Reef
Were we found out we were different than we ever thought we'd be
      [E]                              [A]
At the court of the Seven Sisters I was prowlin' the settin' sun
      [E]                             [B]          [E]
Opened up the Red Ball Flyer and moved in with everyone

Fiddle Solo:
[A] [E] [F#m] [B] (Repeat 3X)  

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Transcribed by Sean Lemnah

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tripsichordmusicbox 10 Jul 31, 2015 08:04 AM

"Well I left fifteen this mornin'"

should be Well I left BIG 'D' this mornin' (Big D referring to DALLAS TEXAS)

"bunky Louisiana"

should be "Bunkie Louisiana". Bunkie is a town on Hwy-71 in LA that truckers used to stop at prior to I-49 being built. It's on the rout to New Orleans.

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