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 Marty Robbins - Mr. Shorty
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No capo

[Intro]
D Bm A
D Bm A


D                    Bm
Nobody knew where he came from
D                      Bm
They only knew he came in
D                       Bm
Slowly he walked to the end of the bar
       Em                     F#
And he ordered up one slug of gin


              Bm                   Em
Well, I could see that he wasn't a large man
        A                       D
I could tell that he wasn't too tall
  F#                Bm
I judged him to be 'bout five-foot three
        E                      A
And his voice was a soft Texas drawl


D                        Bm
Said he was needin' some wages
 D                          Bm
'Fore he could ride for the west
D                     Bm
Said he could do most all kind of work
Em                          F#
Said he could ride with the best


Bm                         Em
There in his blue eyes was sadness
     A                        D
That comes from the need of a friend
F#                    Bm
And tho' he tried, he still couldn't hide
    E                          A
The loneliness there, deep within


D                           Bm
Said he would work thru the winter
    D                      Bm
For thirty a month and his board
  D                       Bm
I started to say where he might land a job
       Em                      F#
When a fellow came in thru the door


            Bm                      Em
And I could tell he was lookin' for trouble
         A                         D
From the way that he came stompin' in
   F#                      Bm
He told me to leave Shorty there by himself
E                       A
Come down and wait on a man


    D                      Bm
The eyes of the little man narrowed
    D                          Bm
The smile disappeared from his face
D                         Bm
Gone was the friendliness that I had seen
      Em                          F#
And a wild look of hate took its' place


        Bm                   Em
But the big one continued to mock him
       A                       D
And he told me that I'd better go
F#                   Bm
Find him a couple of glasses of milk
    E                       A
And then maybe Shorty would grow


         D                           Bm
When the little man spoke, there was stillness
   D                       Bm
He made sure that everyone heard
D                  Bm
Slowly he stepped away from the bar
      Em                   F#
And I still remember these words


          Bm                            Em
"Oh! it's plain that you're lookin' for trouble
A                       D
Trouble's what I try to shun
   F#                         Bm
If that's what you want, then that's what you'll get
      E                          A
Cause cowboy, we're both packin' guns"


    D                  Bm
His hand was already positioned
    D                      Bm
His feet wide apart on the floor
D                    Bm
I hadn't noticed but there on his hip
      Em                   F#
Was a short-barreled bat .44


       Bm                     Em
It was plain he was ready and waitin'
   A                        D
He leaned a bit forward and said
      F#                      Bm
"When you call me Shorty, say Mister, my friend
E                     A
Maybe you'd rather be dead"


       D                   Bm
In the room was a terrible silence
       D                          Bm
As the big one stepped out on the floor
D                            Bm
All drinkin' stopped and the tick of the clock
     Em                           F#
Said death would wait ten seconds more


   Bm                        Em
He cursed once or twice in a whisper
       A                        D
And he said with a snarl on his lips
 F#                 Bm
"Nobody's Mister to me, little man!"
       E                          A
And he grabbed for the gun on his hip


        D                          Bm
But the little man's hand was like lightning
    D               Bm
The bat .44 was the same
     D               Bm
The .44 spoke and it sent lead and smoke
    Em                  F#
And seventeen inches of flame


        Bm                        Em
For the big one had never cleared leather
A                      D
Beaten before he could start
  F#                      Bm
A little round hole had appeared on his shirt
    E                          A
The bullet went clear thru his heart


    D                        Bm
The little man stood there a moment
     D                   Bm
Then holstered the bat .44
      D                  Bm
"It's always this way so I never stay"
Em                       F#
Slowly he walked out the door


Bm                   Em
Nobody knew where he came from
A                         D
They won't forget he came by
F#                       Bm
They won't forget how a .44 gun
    E                            A
One night made the difference in size


       D                     Bm
As for me, I'll remember the sadness
D                        Bm
Shown in the eyes of the man
   D                        Bm
If we meet someday, you can bet I would say
          E             N.C.   A G A
That it's me, Mr. Shorty, your friend

            
            
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