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Lonesome Standard Time chords

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First version of this song posted here. From Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time. This song won the International Bluegrass Music Awards' 'Song of the Year' in 1993. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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This intro lick might be beyond the novice level, but I've included it as an
option to the song.  This lick is close to the one in the tune, but a bit
easier.  It's reminiscent of the intro lick to Charlie Daniel's "Long Haired 
Country Boy", and the lick below is used after the chorus and as the outro 
of this song as well.  Alternate bass notes on all chords throughout this song
(except the C chords)to add the feeling of a watch or a clock(time), the theme 
of the piece. 

[Intro]
e|--------------|------------|-----------|
B|--------------|------------|-----------|
G|--------------|------------|-----------|
D|-----0---3b-0-|-----0------|--------0--|then play the opening D chord
A|-0h2---2------|-0h2--3-2-0-|-----0-----|
E|--------------|------------|-0h2-------|


[Verse 1]
D
Do you feel a kindred spirit, to the sound of pourin' rain?
                                   A                       C  
Does your heart start to yearnin', when you hear a distant train?
         D                                                 G
If you'd like to take that train and ride, to someone left behind
          D                                   A                 D
You don't need a watch to tell you, you're on lonesome standard time


[Verse 2]
D   
Do you sit alone and think about, an old love from the past?
                                    A                   C                                     
Do you feel a bit more empty, every time you raise your glass?
       D                                            G
If the memory of her kisses, sends a shiver up your spine, 
          D                                   A                 D
You don't need a watch to tell you, you're on lonesome standard time, 


[Chorus]
         G                               D
When you hear them old sad songs, do you hang on every word? 
       G                             A                 C  
Do you swear a cryin' fiddle, is the sweetest sound on earth? 
       D                                          G
If you shudder at the music, of a hoot owl in the pines
      D                                  A                 D
There ain't no doubt about it, you're on lonesome standard time

[Lick}

[Verse 3]
D
There's a bigger clock a tickin', it crosses every zone
                                               A                  C  
The first time you're old heart broke, was the time you turned it on
         D                                             G
It don't never need a windin', 'cause if it works like mine
           D                                  A                 D
Well there ain't no doubt about it, you're on lonesome standard time


[Chorus]
         G                               D
When you hear them old sad songs, do you hang on every word?
       G                             A                 C  
Do you swear a cryin' fiddle, is the sweetest sound on earth?
       D                                          G
If you shudder at the music, of a hoot owl in the pines
          C  C/B    Am  Am/G D
You're on lonesome standard time
     D                                                 G
Well if you shudder at the music, of a hoot owl in the p----ines
          C  C/B   Am  Am/G D 
You're on lonesome standard time

[Lick] (then strummed D chord)

            
            
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