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To Beat The Devil ukulele

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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. #
****************** TO BEAT THE DEVIL ******************

written and performed by Kris Kristofferson.

Verse 1:(spoken)
          C                              F/C                C
	It was winter time in Nashville,down on music city row
                                          G                          F/C
	And i was lookin' for a place to get myself out of the cold
                                           C             Am    F/C
	To warm the frozen feelin' that was eatin' at my soul
	And keep the chilly wind off my guitar

Verse 2:(spoken)
          C                         F/C             C
	My thirsty wanted whisky,my hungry needed beans
	But it'd been of month of paydays since i've heard that eagle scream
            F/C                         C                        Am     F/C
	So with my stomach full of empty and my pockets full of dreams
	I left my pride and stepped inside a bar

         Am                                      F/C
	Actually i guess you'd could call it a Tavern...
	Cigarette smoke to the ceiling and stardust on the floor
	Friendly shadows

Verse 3:(spoken)
           C                                 F/C             C
	I saw that there was just one old man sittin' at the bar
                                                     G              F/C
	And in the mirror i could see him checkin' me and my guitar
                          C                       Am                   F/C
	He turned,and said "Come up here boy,and show us what you are"
	I said "I'm dry"-and he brought me a beer

Verse 1-bis:(spoken)
            C                             F/C                   C
	He nodded at my guitar and said "It's a tough life,ain't it"
                                                G                               F/C
	I just looked at him,and he said "You ain't makin' any money,are you?"
                                            C                         Am                       F/C
	I said "You've been readin' my mail".He just smiled and said "Let me see your guitar"
          F/C                           C
	I've got something you want to hear.Then he laid it on me

Verse sang 1:
           C                                     F/C
	If you waste your time of talkin' to the people who don't listen
                 C                                    G
	To the things that you are sayin',who do you think's gonna hear
                C                                 F/C
	And if you should die explaining how the things that they complain about
              C                                     G               C
	Are things they could be changin' who do you think's gonna care
                   G                           F/C                   C
	There were other lonely singers in a world turned deaf and blind
	Who were crucified for what they tried to show
                   C                                   F/C                C
	And their voice's have been scattered by this world and winds of times
                                     G                C
	Cause the truth remains that no one wants to know

Verse 4:(spoken)
          C                                    F/C                C
	Well,the old man was a stranger,but i'd heard his song before
	                                        G                          F/C
	Back when failure had me locked out on the wrong side of the door
                                          C                Am   F/C
	When no one stood behind me but my shadow on the floor
	And lonesome was more than a state of mind

Verse 2-bis:(spoken)
             C                               F/C                           C
	You see,the devil haunts a hungry man,and if you don't wanna join him
                     G       F/C
	You got to beat him
                                       C                 Am               F/C
	I ain't sayin' i beat the devil but i drank his beer for nothing
	Then i stole his song

Verse sang 2:
                 C                                F/C
	And you still can hear me singin' to the people who don't listen
                 C                              G
	To the things that i am sayin',prayin' someones gonna hear
               C                                F/C
	And i guess i'll die explainig how the things that they complain about
              C                                   G               C
	Are things they could be changin',hopin' someones gonna care
               G                            F/C              C
	I was born a lonely singer,and i'm bound to die the same
	But i've got to feed the hunger in my soul
                  C                          F/C          C
	And if i never have a nickle i won't ever die ashamed
                                   G                 C
	Cause i don't believe that no one wants to know

Thanks to Jan Ekeland for the lyrics.
Perret Charles-Amir : perret@diva.univ-mlv.fr

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