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Mean Mary - Walk A Little Ways With Me - Album (2010)


1.  Big Red Barn
2.  Shepherd's Hill
3.  Rose Tattoo
4.  Where Were You
5.  Fugitive
6.  Ballad Of The Wildwood
7.  Walk A Little Ways With Me
8.  Choctawhatchee Waltz
9.  Joy
10. Rough Road Ahead


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Track 1 - Big Red Barn


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                        C       G
Sittin’ all alone in my big red barn
F            C            G                C
Entertaining critters who don’t give a darn
            G         C         G
Singing for ducks and geese and chickens
F                       C                 N.C.                   G
Bayin’ like a hound and playing like the (one, two, three, four) dickens


[Chorus]
C               D
Poor little me, sittin’ in the dust
    G                  C
Oh, no one to help me, no one to trust
                       D
Sittin’ in the shadow, yearnin’ for the sun
    C                        D N.C.     G
Oh, nothing, nix, nil, naught, not even one


[Verse 2]
                           C       G
Just dust and feathers and why and whethers
      F      C         G
Just “Get to work”, no get-togethers
                            C          G
Scores of chores, scores of yokels and boors
       F     N.C.  F           C          G
Love’s never going to knock on these barn doors


[Chorus]
C                         D
Poor little me, should be sittin’ by the sea
   G       C
No k-i-s-s-i-n-g
             D
No l-u-v, no fun, fun, fun
   C                    D N.C.     G
No, no one to hold tight, not even one


[Instrumental]
G      C  G  F  C  G      F   C  G    C   D        G


[Verse 3]
                     C           G
This big red barn is startin’ to lean
        F           C              G
But I’m sittin here rockin’ like a barnyard queen
                    C          G
Roof’s caved in and floor’s rotted through
     F                  C      G
Just held together with cobweb glue


[Chorus]
C               D
Poor little me, sittin’ in the dust
    G                  C
Got no one to help me, no one to trust
                       D
Sittin’ in the shadow, yearnin’ for the sun
    C                          D    N.C.    G
No, nothing, nix, nil, naught, zero, zilch, none


[Instrumental]
G      C  G  F  C  G      F   C  G    C  D  G  C    D  C  D  G


[Verse 4]
                         C           G
The big red barn finally fell to the ground
      F            C                        G
And I packed while ducks quacked all around
                                     C     G
Sold the chickens for a ticket and a new bikini
     F                          C      G
Flew south with the geese, hope no one seen me


[Chorus]
C                       D
Poor little me, finally sittin’ by the sea
     G       C
Just k-i-s-s-i-n-g
                         D
They’re gettin’ in line, one by one
   C          D N.C.       D G
Oh, he’s next, you’re done


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Track 2 - Shepherd's Hill


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
G  C  G  C

[Verse 1]
     G                                 C
Some days the trail I follow grows too narrow and too dense
      G                           C
And I can’t always walk along the top rail of the fence
          G                           C
There are times I can’t move forward, times I can’t back out
          G                 F              C           G
There are times I can’t fly high, beyond a shadow of a doubt


[Verse 2]
                               C
Stubbornly, I struggle on, not knowing what’s ahead
         G                              C
With the tangle still around me when at night I find my bed
  G                                     C
I toss and turn, and turn and toss, and hold my pillow tight
         G           F             C               G
Oh, it’s then I go a-walking, I go walking late at night


[Chorus]
                                     C                 G
I go walking late at night, when the world is calm and still
        Em                 C              G                 C
And the stars they light a pathway to the top of Shepherd’s Hill
      G             Bm          C               G
I lay down my weary body on the cool and tender moss
      Em         D              G      C  G  C
And I sleep underneath a wooden cross


[Verse 3]
    G                      C
The good shepherd whispers secrets in my ear
       G                     C
Like a breeze, holy secrets, only I can hear
         G                                 C
When the morning sun comes softly, I’ll be in my own hard bed
        G                 F            C              G
But his gentle voice will linger in my soul and in my head


[Verse 4]
                                       C
And I’ll rush into the new day, like a penny candy store
         G                        C
Like the greenest adolescent, who doesn’t know the score
      G                           C
But I know where to find him when nothing’s going right
      G                  F                C               G
Oh, I know that he’ll be there, when I go walking late at night


[Chorus]
                                     C                 G
I go walking late at night, when the world is calm and still
        Em                 C              G                 C
And the stars they light a pathway to the top of Shepherd’s Hill
      G             Bm          C               G
I lay down my weary body on the cool and tender moss
      Em         D              G      C
And I sleep underneath a wooden cross


[Outro]
N.C.                              Bm           C               G
On Shepherd's Hill I'll rest my body under the cool and tender moss
         Em        D              G
I lay me down underneath a wooden cross




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Track 3 - Rose Tattoo


CAPO: 2nd Fret



[Intro]
F  E  Am

[Verse 1]
                               F
The sun's gonna rise and in my cold green eyes
       E7
Is the hell that I’ve been through
Am                                   F
What I learned tonight, is that this world ain’t right
        E7                    Am   F  E7  Am    F  E7  Am
And the devil’s got a rose tattoo


[Verse 2]
                      F
Eight-fifty-one, we arrived at the club
      E7                   Am
I was wearing my last good dress
                    F
My man had bet everything he could get
          E7                          Am
And I was trying to get us out of the mess
                  F
At nine o’clock I made my walk
       E7             Am
Like a tigress to the stage
                                      F
And the people would stand like I was worth ten grand
        E7                  Am
And not singing for minimum wage


[Verse 3]
                          F
Ten minutes in, they were passing the gin
        E7            Am
And the club became a roar
                              F
My man was having a ball, but all I recall
       E7                             Am
Is his face when he looked toward the door
                           F
I was going to town when a hush came down
    E7                     Am
The dance floor became a tomb
                            F
A woman stepped in, she was small and slim
        E7                             Am
But her presence filled the whole damn room


[Verse 4]
                        F
My man went pale like a torn up sail
       E7                      Am
As the woman walked right past me
                          F
Her dress was grey like a stormy day
       E7                     Am
And it flowed like a restless sea
                             F
I went flat on a note, I was watching her throat
           E7               Am
She wore a necklace of pure jade
                                 F
And her sleeve hung down off one side of her gown
          E7                     Am
To show a rose down her shoulder blade


[Bridge]
       F
I lost sight of her and the rest was a blur
     Am
As I sang and paced the stage
 F
Eleven-o'-one, I was finally done
      E7
And I sprung like a cat from a cage
       F
He was gone from there, so I searched everywhere
       Am
Till I found a girl I knew
              D                       F
She said, "He left your show about an hour ago
       E7                   Am   F  E7  Am    F  E7  Am
With a woman with a rose tattoo"


[Verse 5]
                               F
I walked the street till I was dead on my feet
      E7                Am
And I hit every joint I knew
                               F
I heard a man say, "I saw that woman in grey
            E7              Am
I think her name is Penny LaRue"
                     F
Where she’s been and what’s her sin
E7                    Am
No one in New Orleans knows
                               F
All they can tell, is she’s an angel from hell
       E7          Am
With a tattoo of a rose


[Verse 6]
                     F
I said a prayer, let down my hair
      E7                     Am
I was now in the bad part of town
                 F
It was 3am and I followed some men
     E7                      Am
To a club called the Underground
                          F
I stepped inside, I could feel the vibe
          E7              Am
There was danger in the room
                       F
And a whole lotta sin, sweat and skin
        E7                Am
And the smell of cheap perfume


[Verse 7]
                                    F
But through the lusty display was a woman in grey
E7                    Am
Smiling like she knew
                                  F
When she turned around, where her dress hung down
      E7                      Am
Was a shoulder with a rose tattoo
                       F
I saw the love she’d deprived me of
       E7                        Am
He was standing in that restless throng
                  F
When suddenly, he noticed me
    E7                        Am
But something just a-felt all wrong


[Bridge]
F
I heard a shout, a knife came out
   Am
My man got in the way
       F
He was dead as a door before he hit the floor
          E7
While the band continued to play
  F
I tried to scream, but like a horrible dream
          Am                  D
There was nothing I could do
          F
Time died, a siren cried
        E7                 Am   F  E7  Am    F  E7  Am
I saw a flash of a rose tattoo


[Verse 8]
                       F
I’m on the curb with a cop named Herb
   E7                   Am
Trying to sort out this mess
                              F
It’s five-twenty-five, I feel barely alive
        E7                   Am
And I’m wearing my last good dress
                               F
The sun’s gonna rise and in my cold green eyes
       E7             Am
Is the hell I’ve been through
                                     F
What I learned tonight, is that this world ain’t right
        E7                    F   E7  Am
And the devil’s got a rose tattoo




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Track 4 - Where Were You


CAPO: 5th Fret



[Intro]
D

[Verse 1]
                                       C   D
You say I’ve aged just like cherry wine_____
                                             C   D
And you wanna press your drunken lips on mine_____

Well, forbidden fruit tastes sweet when you are young
                                                     C    D
You don’t care about the pain until the bee has stung______


[Chorus]

Where were you when I was calling
D
Where were you when I was naïve

Where were you when I was falling
D
Gentle like the dogwood leaves

Where were you when I was simple
D
Where were you when I was kind

Pulling up the wildflowers for you
D
Where were you when I was blind


[Verse 2]
                                                    C   D
What happened to that girl who played with fireflies_____
                                                   C   D
Always looking up to you with her heart in her eyes_____

Well, it only takes one shot to fear a gun
                                                 C
And few drops of sweat can make you dread the sun_____
                      D
Oh, dread the burning sun


[Chorus]

Where were you when I was calling
D
Where were you when I was naïve

Where were you when I was falling
D
Gentle like the dogwood leaves

Where were you when I was simple
D
Where were you when I was kind

Pulling up the wildflowers for you
D
Where were you when I was blind


[Outro]

Where were you
D
Where were you

Where were you
D
Where were you




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Track 5 - Fugitive



[Intro]
Em   Bm  Em  G  Em  (2x)
Em           G      (4x)

[Verse 1]
Em
Johnny loved his daddy's gun
                      Bm
He loved the farmer's daughter
    Em
She loved the sheriff's only son

But loved what Johnny bought her
    Em
She met the sheriff's joy and pride
                      Bm
They met in darkness, late
      Em
While Johnny met his darker side
                              G
And they all would meet their fate


[Chorus]
Em
Running, but he's not a coward
G
Always hiding from his crime
  Em
A step away from being devoured
G
Just a victim of his time
   Em
He runs the night, his gun a blazing
   G
He knows the sheriff won't forgive
Em
Hell bent on hell raising
                              Em  G
He'll live or die a fugitive


[Verse 2]
    Em
She wore a dress that Johnny bought
                    Bm
She wore it for the son

The son, he wore a yellow spot
    G             Em
And Johnny wore a gun

The sheriff's son turned pale with fright
                   Bm
He turned tail and fled
         Em
Johnny's gun turned out his light
    G                 Em
And turned his yellow red


[Chorus]
Em
Running, but he's not a coward
G
Always hiding from his crime
  Em
A step away from being devoured
G
Just a victim of his time
   Em
He runs the night, his gun a blazing
   G
He knows the sheriff won't forgive
Em
Hell bent on hell raising

He'll live or die a fugitive




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Track 6 - Ballad Of The Wildwood




[Intro]
G  D7 G    C
C  G  D7 G D7 G

[Verse 1]
                                       C       G
In the forest, in the sunlight, in the untamed breeze
     C            G        D7                G
Like kings of the earth we danced ‘neath the trees
                           C      G
I won your heart because I knew I could
      C        G                 D7  G
And I left you there in the wild wildwood


[Chorus]
                        C       G
I left you there in the Eden of god
C          G             C      D7
Clothed in wind and your feet unshod
      G                C            G
And I still recall how straight you stood
       C        G                 D7  G
When I left you there in the wild wildwood


[Interlude]
G


[Verse 2]
                       C     G
I set you adrift on an urban sea
    C             G           D7      G
But what you’ve become, is disturbing me
                     C     G
I dream of eyes with dying flame
  C       G               D7   G
I heard a night bird call your name


[Chorus]
                        C       G
I left you there in the Eden of god
C          G             C      D7
Clothed in wind and your feet unshod
      G                C            G
And I still recall how straight you stood
       C        G                 D7  G
When I left you there in the wild wildwood


[Instrumental]
G    C  G  C  G  D7  G   (2x)


[Bridge]
                         C        G
I’m waiting now like you waited before
     C                 D
I’ve waited long, I’ll wait some more
   G                   C          G
No gate’s too tall, no wait’s too long
   C                                D
No gain’s too small, no chain’s too strong___


[Chorus]
  G                   C       G
I want to walk in the Eden of god
C          G        C      D7
Clothed in wind, my feet unshod
      G                   C       G
And I want to stand where angel’s stood
    C          G               D7  G
And dance with you in the wild wildwood


[Interlude]
G


[Verse 3]
                           C           G
The stars are gone and the moon’s gone too
     C         G     D7    G
They must have given up on you
                       C       G
As you slave away each hour by hour
        C           G                   D7   G
Are you looking for wealth or for a wildwood flower?


[Interlude]
G     D  G     D  G D G


[Outro]
  N.C.                C       G
I want to stand where angel’s stood
    C          G          D7       Em
And dance with you in the wild wildwood




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Track 7 - Walk A Little Ways With Me


CAPO: 2nd Fret


## NOTE: Notes in parentheses( ) are Bass Walk-Ups ##



[Intro]
G

[Verse 1]
                         D         G
Who played your game and played it well?
                       D    G     (G)(A)(B) C
Who walked a tightrope over hell?
                                  G    C G D G
Who reached to catch you when you fell?
                         D          G        D G    D G
Who broke their heart to break your spell?


[Verse 2]
                        D        G
Who rolled the ball for all your wins?
                      D        G     (G)(A)(B) C
Who took the fall for all your sins?
                                G   C G D G
Who never blocked your outs and ins?
                            D       G       D G    (G)(A)
Who rocked your world right off its pins?


[Chorus]
(B) C         G       D            G
Who sang your praises through this town?
    C          G         D          G
Who played the fool, who played the clown?
    C         G         D        C
Who takes the cake, who gets the crown___?
N.C.           D             G
Don’t look me up on your way down
    C       G       D       G
You must be you and I’ll be me
     C          G    D        G
Your side’s the only side you see
      C      G      D       G
Don’t talk before I set you free
     C      G      D    N.C.       G
Just walk a little ways . . . with me


[Interlude]
G    D G    D G    D G    D G


[Verse 3]
                   D    G
Who paid the piper to belong?
                        D    G     (G)(A)(B) C
Who should have seen it all along?
                          G    C G D G
Who’s gonna dedicate this song
                     D       G        D G    D G
To all the times you done me wrong?


[Verse 4]
                       D      G
You burned the bridges when I quit
                          D      G    (G)(A)(B) C
You turned the lights out that I lit
                           G     C G D G
I roam the darkness of our split
                      D      G      D G    (G)(A)
I’ll find the way now bit-by-bit


[Chorus]
(B) C           G     D       G
Who thanked the devil for his time?
    C        G       D    G
Who banked a joker’s only dime?
    C        G         D       C
Who took the risk, who did the crime___?
N.C.         D              G
Who made the lonely, lonely climb?
    C       G       D       G
You must be you and I’ll be me
      C     G       D   G
We’ll just agree to disagree
      C      G      D       G
Don’t talk before I set you free
     C      G      D    N.C.       G     D G    D
Just walk a little ways . . . with me
     C      G      D
Just walk a little ways
N.C. C      G      D    N.C.       G     D G
Just walk a little ways . . . with me




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Track 8 - Choctawhatchee Waltz



[Verse 1]
      C                       F       C
Oh, a Cherokee princess and a Choctaw brave
     G                 F              C
Were carried away on a Choctawhatchee wave
                                 F           C
Oh, a preacher man came and went down on his knee
    G                           F         C
And baptized us children in the Choctawhatchee


[Chorus]
G             Dm              C              Am
Lay down your suitcase on the Choctawhatchee shore
G             Dm            C          Am
Lay down your burden and be happy once more
      Dm           Em               F               G
Well, I’ll be your sweetheart, your father and your daughter
           C         G     Dm   Em   F  G
Waltz with me in the muddy water___


[Verse 2]
N.C.     C                           F            C
When the water was gentle, there was peace in the land
       G                           F            C
On the banks of Choctawhatchee you gave me your hand
                                F           C
When winter came fierce we were children no more
        G                      F           C
And the Cherokee princess was alone on the shore


[Chorus]
G             Dm              C              Am
Lay down your suitcase on the Choctawhatchee shore
G             Dm            C          Am
Lay down your burden and be happy once more
      Dm           Em               F               G
Well, I’ll be your sweetheart, your father and your daughter
           C         G     Dm   Em   F  G
Waltz with me in the muddy water___


[Verse 3]
N.C.    C                             F            C
Oh, the Choctawhatchee River, it will heat up your soul
          G                         F            C
Make your warm body shiver and your broken heart whole
                                 F           C
It will show you a love that you left in the past
    G                            F           C
A reflection of a dream that was destined to last


[Chorus]
G             Dm              C              Am
Lay down your suitcase on the Choctawhatchee shore
G             Dm            C          Am
Lay down your burden and be happy once more
      Dm           Em               F               G
Well, I’ll be your sweetheart, your father and your daughter
           C         G     Dm   Em   F  G
Waltz with me in the muddy water___


[Outro]
N.C.  C                       F       C
Oh, a Cherokee princess and a Choctaw brave
     G                 F              C
Were carried away on a Choctawhatchee wave




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Track 9 - Joy

 (Instrumental Banjo Track)




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Track 10 - Rough Road Ahead



[Intro]
D        Am

[Chorus]
N.C.              Am
If you’ve got the will, oh, don’t sit still
               G                   Am
Just ride that thrill right up the hill

Before you’re dead, when the weak have fled
            G     N.C.            Am
Or you will tread the rough road ahead


[Verse 1]

The half-hearted getter and the faint-hearted quitter
                           G     Am
Both sit in the gutter and both agree

They moan and they mutter and utter so bitter
                                              D
So double-dipped down, they’ll never get free


[Verse 2]
Am
Locked out, knocked out, feet up like a beat pup
                        G           Am
Ride to your ruin in an old rockin’ chair

Rock till you’re clocked out, eat your defeat up
                                    G           Am
Slide some more glue in, ‘cause you ain’t got a prayer


[Chorus]
N.C.              Am
If you’ve got the will, oh, don’t sit still
               G                   Am
Just ride that thrill right up the hill

Before you’re dead, when the weak have fled
            G     N.C.            D
Or you will tread the rough road ahead


[Verse 3]
Am
Don’t let the dawn’s light break upon a lost fight
                         G          Am
You gotta get freed from life’s stampede

Goin’ on, on and on, going, going, going, gone
                                       D
Gotta take the lead at breakneck speed


[Verse 4]
Am
Zig-zag a tail spinner, don’t brag before dinner
                     G             Am
Last to the last and show what you know

Not a rag-tag beginner, but an in-the-bag winner
                   G          Am
Goin’ too fast and can’t find slow


[Chorus]
N.C.              Am
If you’ve got the will, oh, don’t sit still
               G                   Am
Just ride that thrill right up the hill

Before you’re dead, when the weak have fled
            G     N.C.            Am
Or you will tread the rough road ahead




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