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Jerry Was A Clerk chords

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Jerry was a clerk
Andy Shauf
capo 2

A#              F                      Em  
Me and a couple friends, we had a big idea
Em            C                        Am
About getting money and getting out of here
Am           Em               C
We were wide-eyed dreamers of wealth

A#              F                Em  
We were getting tired of killing time
Em             C                Am
Filling up our heads with cheap wine
Am                    Em             C
Jerry had a van so we could make our escape

C              Am                F
He would say, ‘boys our time has come
F                 Em
To live among the privileged ones’

C  Am  C  Am

A#                 F               Em  
Now it was Jerry’s plan but we all agreed
Em            C                  Am
Skip town and split the money up evenly
Am               Em            C
Lay low ’til the winter rolled in

A#                     F                        Em  
He said ‘I know an old farmer doesn't trust the bank
Em                     C                    Am
Keeps his money buried out behind his water tank
Am                   Em                C
He told me once when he was out of his mind’

C    Am                F
‘Oh, boys our time has come
F                            Em
To live among the privileged ones’

A#              F                     Em  
Now Jerry had a girl, the only one of us
Em               C                        Am
To ever have one last and so no questions asked
Am           Em         C
She’d be the fourth one involved

A#                F                     Em  
Her name was Mary-Anne and she was nice enough
Em                C            Am
Always a cashier, only once in love
Am               Em              C
With Jerry - the dreamer and the clerk

C         Am                F
Who said ‘Boys our time has come
F                 Em
To live among the privileged ones’

A#                F                     Em  
So on that Friday night on which we all agreed
Em          C                     Am
We took our shovels and crept out carefully
Am          Em                   C
Through the farmyard darker than sin

A#            F             Em  
The plan went off without a hitch
Em                         C             Am
’Til we passed the chicken coop and Mary tripped
Am         Em                    C
Turned the hens to sirens in the night

A#            Am                     F
And when the farmhouse lights turned on
F                       Em
A warning shot rang out into the dawn

C               Am               C
And we ran like hell for Jerry’s van
    Am                           C
But when we arrived we were only three
           Am                          C
And while Jerry’s greed fed gas to the engine
    Am                                  C
His words showed us a coward we’d never seen

C           Am                F
As he said ‘Boys our time has come
F                                             Em
We're gonna save ourselves and live among the privileged ones'

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