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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#
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From ccarlson@valsmtp.riag.com Fri Apr 18 10:29:51 1997
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 1997 16:32:41 -0500
From: ccarlson@valsmtp.riag.com
To: guitar@olga.net, acoustic@olga.net
Subject: CRD: Lonesome Town - Ricky Nelson

     Lonesome Town
     B. Knight
     Recorded by Ricky Nelson, from the LP `Ricky Sings Again'.

     Note: Song is actually in `B'. Capo at the fourth fret and play in `G'
     as notated.

     Intro:

     G - Em - C - D (2x)

     Verse I:

      G                     B
     There's a place where lovers go
         C         D        G    Em
     To cry their troubles away
     C         Cm      G        Em
     And they call it Lonesome Town
      C         D             G    D
     Where the broken hearts stay [Lonesome town]

     Verse II:

     You can buy a dream or two
     To last you all through the years
     And the only price you pay
      C    D             G
     Is a heart full of tears

     Chorus/bridge:

      C             Bm
     Goin' down to lonesome town
      C         D             G    Em
     Where the broken hearts stay
      C     Cm      G        Em
     Goin' down to lonesome town
      C         D        G   D
     To cry my troubles away

     Verse III:

     In the town of broken dreams
     The streets are filled with regret
     Maybe down in lonesome town
     I can learn to forget

     Coda:

      C     Cm      G        Em
     Maybe down in lonesome town
      C     D        G     C (arpeggiate)
     I can learn to forget
      G
     [Lonesome town]

     Ricky's answer to `Heartbreak Hotel' with a healthy dash of The
     Fleetwood's `Mr. Blue' thrown in.

     Tab/Chord interpretation by Craig Carlson
     Thanks to Andrew Rogers for the Cm.

     email with corrections etc:
     ccarlson@valsmtp.riag.com
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(helmat) wrote on June 1 2006, 04:08 pm

it's really great!!

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primusfan wrote on July 5 2006, 08:28 pm

Awesome job, but I think the B in the verse sounds better as B7.

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msenin wrote on March 26 2008, 06:02 pm

I too play B7. Also, in the verse, I like G7 better then Em

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