SADDLE TRAMP – THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND INTRO: (+guitar strumming) |D A |C G |Bb F |Em A | (+piano +drums) |D A |C G |Bb F |Em |G6 | (-piano +lead guitar) |D |D |D |D | VERSE 1: (-piano +lead guitar after each line) D G Well you pass around the pipe and you all get high. A D Never even stop and wonder why. D G G D/F# Maybe it's because you wanna die. Em A Maybe it's just the way things have to be. D G You stay up late and drink too damn much whiskey. A D You know that sort of thing is kind of risky. D G G D/F# Maybe it's just because you like to feel frisky. Em A D Maybe it's just because you like to feel free. CHORUS 1: (-piano) G A D Saddle Tramp, how many people watch you ridin' by, G A D Like a thunder cloud that floats across the Arizona sky, G A D G G D/F# And wonder if they're looking at a mighty happy man, Em A Or just a lonely breeze that drifts across the G D/F# E D Endless desert sand. (+lead guitar) |D A |C G | VERSE 2: (+piano) D G Well it's gettin' kinda cold in Readosa. A D Abilene ain't gettin' any closer. D G G D\F# One more drink, one more hand of poker. Em A Because a fool and his money's gonna have to part. D G You're too proud to ever show your sorrow. A D You don't steal and you won't beg or borrow. D G G D/F# You may be here today but you're gone tomorrow. Em A D There ain't no strings on your boot heels or your heart. CHORUS 2: G A D Saddle Tramp, how many people watch you ride away, G A D Wonder why you never promise to come back some day. G A D G G D/F# Maybe thinking you were holding all the pieces in your hand, Em A Or are they slippin' through your fingers like the G D/F# E D Endless desert sand. INSTRUMENTAL: SECTION 1: (Lead guitar) |D A |C G |Bb F |Em | (↓Am scale) |Fdim7 |D/F# |Fdim7 | (Light piano chords) (↓Am G F Em Dm) |Am G |D/F# D |Am E |Am | (Arpeggiated piano) |Am G |D/F# D |Am E |D C G/B Em/G | (♫ A-A piano) (rit.) (Drum solo)... (↓AGEDC) |Am |Am |N.C. |N.C. | SECTION 2: (Piano + guitar hammering) |A5 |A5/D |A5/E |A5/F# | |A5/G |A5 |A5/B |A5/C A5/D | (Drum solo) (↓AGEEbDC) |A5/E |N.C. x6 |N.C | SECTION 3: (Piano) |A x7 |E7 F#m7 Gm7 G#m7 | SECTION 4: (Lead guitar, main theme) (↓AGEEbDC) |A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 | (Piano) |A |E7 F#m7 Gm7 G#m7 | (Lead guitar, main theme) (↓AGEEbDC) |A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 | (All) |A x4 | SECTION 5: (All) (Piano) |E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 | (Lead guitar) |A x16 | (All) |E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 | SECTION 6: (Piano solo) |A x16 | (Piano) |E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 | SECTION 7: (Guitar solo) |A x16 | (Lead guitar) |E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 | SECTION 8: (Lead guitar) |A x8 | (Begin drum solo) |Am |Am |Am |A5/E |Am | (Drum solo) |N.C. x~20 | SECTION 9: (Lead guitar and drums duet) |A |N.C. |A |N.C. | |A N.C. |A N.C. |A |A | SECTION 10: (All, hold A on organ) |A |A |E7 |F#7/E | (Piano ↑ADEbEG) |Gm7/E |E7 | SECTION 11: (Lead guitar, repeat of section 4 main theme) (↓AGEEbDC) |A x8 |E7 |E7 E7/D |D7 |E7 | (Piano solo, repeat of section 5) (↑↑↑ascend) |E5 E5 D#5 |C#5 |C#5 C#5 C5 |B5 Bb5 |A x4 | (↓↓↓descend) (rit.) (gliss...) |A x4 |A x12 |A x3 |A || END Personally transcribed for piano by OliThePianist – there’s not enough free piano music out there! Email: email@example.com Please rate this tab!!!