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"Bus To Baton Rouge" by Lucinda Williams
From the album "Essence" (2001)
Written by Lucinda Williams
Tabbed by CJWilky

Standard tuning
No capo

[Intro]
C      Fmaj7/C
C      Fmaj7/C


[Verse 1]
  C                      Dm
I had to go back to that house one more time
   G                            C
To see if the camellias were in bloom
    C                    Dm
For so many reasons it's been on my mind
    G                   C
The house on Belmont Avenue
   C                     Dm
Built up on cinderblocks off of the ground
              G                     C
What with the rain, the soft swampy land
       C                      Dm
By the sweet honeysuckle that grew all around
     G                     C
Were switches when we were bad


[Chorus]
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge


C      Fmaj7/C
C      Fmaj7/C


[Verse 2]
 C                       Dm
All the front rooms were kept closed off
        G                    C
I never liked to go in there much
  C                 Dm
Sometimes the doors they'd be locked
                  G                               C
'Cause there were precious things that I couldn't touch
    C             Dm
The company couch covered in plastic
       G                 C
Little books about being saved
    C                 Dm
The dining room table nobody ate at
    G                 C
The piano that nobody played


[Chorus]
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge


C      Fmaj7/C
C      Fmaj7/C


[Verse 3]
            C                Dm
There was a beautiful lamp I always loved
  G                           C
A seashore was painted on the shade
         C                    Dm
It would turn around when you switched on the bulb
    G               C
And gently rock the waves
    C                         Dm
The driveway was covered with tiny white seashells
  G                         C
A fig tree stood in the backyard 
          C                Dm
There are other things I remember as well
       G                           C
But to tell them would just be too hard
   C                    Dm
Ghosts in the wind that blow through my life
   G                 C
Follow me wherever I go
     C                        Dm
I'll never be free from these chains inside
  G                    C
Hidden deep down in my soul


[Chorus]
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge
         C      Fmaj7/C
I took a bus to Baton Rouge


[Outro]
C      Fmaj7/C
C      Fmaj7/C
C      Fmaj7/C  C


            
            
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