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The One on the Right Is on the Left:Johnny Cash.
#35 on CANADIAN RPM TOP Singles, #46 on BB Hot
100 and #2 on BB Hot Country on COLUMBIA Records
in 1966.

INTRO: D A E A

#1.
A                                  D
There once was a musical troupe, a pickin' singin' 
A
folk group.
     D                 A
They sang the mountain ballads and the folk songs 
       E
of our land.
          A                              D
They were long on musical ability..folks thought they 
         A
would go far.
    D                  A      E                A
But political incompatibility led to their downfall.

CHORUS:
          D                    A                   E
Well, the one on the right was on the left and the one 
                  A
in the middle was on the right.
        D                   A                     E
And the one on the left was in the middle and the guy 
                   A
in the rear, was a Methodist.


INTERLUDE: D A E A

#2.
A                        D                 A       D
This musical aggregation toured the entire nation, singing 
                A                                 G   E
the traditional ballads and the folk songs of our lannnnd.
     A                                   D
They performed with great virtuosity and soon they were the 
A
rage.
    D            A         E               A
But political animosity prevailed upon the stage.

CHORUS:
          D                    A                   E
Well, the one on the right was on the left and the one 
                  A
in the middle was on the right.
        D                   A                     E
And the one on the left was in the middle and the guy 
                        A
in the rear, burned his driver's license.


INTERLUDE: D A E A

#3.
A                                 D                A
Well, the curtain had ascended, a hush fell on the crowd.
   D                    A
As thousands there were gathered, to hear The folk songs 
       G  E
of our land.
         A                                      D
But they took their politics seriously and that night at 
            A            D                  A
the concert hall, as the audience watched deliriously..
     E              A
they had a free-for-all.

CHORUS:
          D                    A                     E
Well, the one on the right was on the bottom and the one 
                  A
in the middle was on the top.
        D                     A                  E
And the one on the left got a broken arm and the guy in 
                     A
the rear, said, "Oh, dear."


INTERLUDE: D A E A

#4.
A                                    D               A
Now, this should be a lesson, if you plan to start a folk 

group.
D               A                                   E
Don't go mixin' politics with the folk songs of our land.
     A                            D               A
Just work on harmony and diction, play your banjo well.
           D              A            E                A
And if you have political convictions, keep them to yourself.

CHORUS:
         D                     A                 E
Now, the one on the left works in a bank and the one in the 
                A
middle drives a truck.
    D                         A                    E
The one on the right's an all-night deejay and the guy in 
              A
the rear, got drafted.


OUTRO: D A E A


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.

            
            
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